Hockey outdoors has become en vogue with the NHL's Winter Classic and college hockey following suit with games out in the elements as well. But hockey outdoors is something any player can relate to from his or her childhood. Whether played on an actual frozen pond or man-made rink in the backyard, hockey outdoors is a return to those glory days and that is the magic recaptured every winter in Saratoga Springs.

The annual Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic gets bigger and better with each year that passes. In the fifth edition of the tournament, more than ninety teams signed up to play in the Spa City with one team traveling from as far away as the state of Montana.

Townsquare Media market president Jake Demmin says there is still room to grow, a potential capacity of one-hundred and fifty teams for the three-day event which expanded to bring on Hockeytown Pro Shop owner Jay Tesoriero who is serving as the tournament director.

The event concluded on Sunday with the championship, but the Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic is now a staple of Winterfest, so if you missed it this year and want to experience hockey in a unique setting in Saratoga State Park, you can look for it again next February.

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