An annual hockey event to raise money for children's charities within the Waterloo Region.
Skate 48 has a long standing tradition of fun hockey, a boisterous post-game meal, prizes, spirited conversation and bragging rights for the remainder of the year. Above all, over $2.5 million has been raised for local children's charities since its inception in 1990.
Challenge a rival team to a one game hockey duel and you'll enjoy both the competition on the ice, as well as the satisfaction of knowing your helping make a difference in people's lives. The winners dine on fine food, while the losers will have to be contended eating hot dogs. Either way you’ll have a blast and a good laugh at the licensed post game party.
Last year 60 teams and 700 players joined us for a day of family fun and hockey at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. Get in on the action! Register now by clicking the "Register a Team or Player" button on this page.
There are great prizes for players that reach fundraising levels of $300, $500 and $1000, plus we will later host a “Top 50 Party” for the top fundraisers featuring a special guest for a talk and autographs. While at Skate 48, you will also be able to purchase pro sports memorabilia at a discounted price.
Invest in an event that helps children's charities and be known as a community leader in generosity - check out our sponsorship opportunities here.
Thanks to all who participated, donated, sponsored and volunteered last year! Special thanks to the team captains of our 58 teams. We couldn't do it without your commitment and support. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of this great event in its 28th year!