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Play, Watch and Donate to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation! 

Come watch the finest "red-carded" hockey players face off in a winner-take-all tournament! The event is a chance for the Minnesota wildland fire "community" to play the great game of hockey, curl and raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF). The WFF supports firefighters and their families when line of duty injuries and fatalities occur. This private non-profit organization exists to support agency, municipal, volunteer, and private firefighters in ways insurance and other sources cannot. For more information, visit

The weekend takes place at the Walker Area Community Center in Walker, Minnesota. This family-friendly event features a curling bonspiel on Friday morning/afternoon, open hockey Friday night, a hockey tournament on Saturday with music, announcing, referees, and all the excitement of a great hockey tournament. An all-ages Skate with Smokey Bear for families on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening wraps up with a banquet and silent/live auction.

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Friday, Jan 17, 2025

Friday Morning of Event Weekend:
Curling Warm-Ups begin @ 1000

Friday Afternoon of Event Weekend is for Curling!
1100 - 1800 Wildfire On Ice Curling Bonspiel
  -16 Teams
  -Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best dressed Team
  -Contact Casey Goldsmith for info:


Friday Night of Event Weekend: 
1830 - 2030 Open Hockey
Players, Friends, Family, & Coworkers... bring your own equipment

Saturday Jan 18, 2025

Saturday Morning of Event Weekend:

0800 - 0930: Open Skate / Warmup - Everyone Welcome!
1000: Game 1 MNICS v MNDNR (chuck-a-puck during intermission)
1115: Game 2 DOI v USFS (chuck-a-puck during intermission)


Saturday Afternoon of Event Weekend:

1200-1230: Skate w/ Smokey Bear - Public Welcome! Free Skates! 

1230-1300: Free Pizza is Served for Kids! Join Smokey Bear for a slice!
1315: Consolation Game (aka Toilet Bowl)  (chuck-a-puck during intermission)
     On-Ice Group Photo: all teams and spectators (between games)
1500: Championship Game  (chuck-a-puck during intermission)
1630: Clean-up:  everyone invited to help!


Saturday Evening of Event Weekend:

Banquet & Live Auction & Silent Auction - Saturday Night
Buffet Available for Additional Fee - Cash Bar

Trophies, Awards, Door Prizes, and Presentations 



Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources

Mark McDonald & Bill Alleman

Minnesota Incident
Command System

Captain: Mike Mackey

United States

Department of Interior
Captain: Jacob Johnson

United States
Forest Service

Ryan Ritter & Joe Friedmeyer

Visit these links for more details on the event!


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