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Otter Lake Cup

Hosted by Grand Tappattoo Resort in partnership with Wasauksing First Nation
and Muskoka Event Services


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Join us in February 2024 for a Weekend you will never forget!

Teams from across the province and even the globe will descend upon otter lake for a chance to win the prestigious otter lake cup, which is a hand-crafted masterpiece.
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February 2024


Grand Tappattoo Resort, 30 Tapatoo Trail, Seguin, Ontario

Grand Tappattoo Resort is a lakefront year-round resort situated on beautiful Otter Lake, just south of Parry Sound and twenty minutes from the historic village of Rosseau.

Tel: 705-378-2210

[email protected]

All across cottage country, on frozen ponds, in community rinks and in state-of-the-art arenas, folks are playing our favourite national pastime, hockey. We believe there is no better way to celebrate the sport than to play it on the pond!

Grand Tappato Resort

We partner with hotels to make your travels easier

Here’s a list of hotels in the city’s you can choose from:

Jolly Roger Inn & Resort

1 J.R. Ln, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W8•(705) 241-8658

Comfort Inn

120 Bowes St, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2L7•(705) 746-6221

The Grand Tappattoo Resort

30 Tapatoo Trail, Seguin, ON P2A 0B2•(705) 378-2210

Best Western Plus Parry Sound

2 Pine Dr, Parry Sound, ON P2A 2L7•(705) 996-4144
Pond Skaters

How to get there

130 kms north of Barrie just off Hwy 400. Exit 217 from Hwy 400 on to Oastler Park Drive, left on James Bay Junction, then left on to Otter Lake Road, then right on to Tapatoo Trail.


Otter Lake is a lake in the municipality of Seguin, Parry Sound District in Central Ontario, Canada. Otter Lake was originally named ‘Nigge-Cu-Bing’ (Lake of Many Otters) by the original First Nations inhabitants

There are several segments to the lake. The “Long Arm” is a long, narrow portion which goes to the east. The “Little Long Arm” protrudes to the west. The “Little Otter” part is to the north, separated from the rest
of the lake by the Otter Lake Narrows.

The unincorporated places and railway points of Otter Lake and Holmur are at the narrows and on the north side of the lake respectively.

The water level is controlled by a dam at the outflow to the Boyne River at the Little Otter portion of the lake. Otter Lake also lies within the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) which is a globally-important region designated by UNESCO in 2004.

Over 400 cottages/residents currently exist on Otter Lake, as well as four resorts, one marina and one public beach.

Grand Tappatoo Resort Map Sticky Note

The Opportunity

The pond hockey event will be expected to have 60 + teams (max 8 players per team) with an audience of over 1,000 attending during the weekend. There are four divisions: 19+ Open, women, corporate, and + 40 mens.

Ice crews will spend about 10 days creating 12 rinks with 24,000 ft² of ice on each rink – 288,000 Sq Ft of ice. On average the ice crew moves about 2 tons of snow per rink – 24 tons!

Trophy being donated by Wasauksing First Nation artist.

The Objectives

  1. Bring your friends and family come watch your games, and tell them to get loud whenever your team scores.
  2. Have fun! If you aren’t having fun then you’re missing the point.

Support for Youth

Funds raised through our Welcome Reception on Friday February 3, 2023 will be donated to school robotics.

Why Grand Tappattoo in Parry Sound District?

We strategically selected this location for a couple key reasons: Grand Tappattoo is on a small shallow lake meaning it freezes quicker and deeper than most larger bodies of water in cottage country.

If there is an ice surface capable of hosting a hard water event like ours (rather than cancelling), it’s here!

The resort and its facilities are very close to the ice surface allowing teams to access the facility without walking a lot.
Our event takes over the whole resort!

Why Sponsor?

  • Strong branding opportunities.
  • Direct marketing and social media promotions.
  • An engaged host community that lives and breathes hockey.
  • Customized and creative proposals to appeal to your brand strategy.
  • A commitment to event growth and promotion of your brand.
  • A Social Media team whose sole focus is to tell the story of our event, community and our sponsors.

Other host accommodations

Best Western Plus Parry Sound, 2 Pine Drive, Parry Sound (705) 996-4144

Jolly Roger Inn & Resort 1 J.R. Ln, Parry Sound (705) 241-8658

Comfort Inn 120 Bowes St, Parry Sound (705) 746-6221

The Investment

We’re looking for partners to join us as we look to build this event into one of the best winter experiences “on and off the ice”!

Beer Tent Sponsor $5,000

Rink Layout and Beer Tent

Rink Sponsor $3,000

You get naming rights to one of the rinks and the ability to sell your apparel on-site as well as your company logo on the rink signage, website, tournament signage and the rink map.

Rink Sponsor

Vendor Booth Sponsor $500

Vendor Sponsor Booth

Player Swag

Player Swag

Auction Items – Fund raiser for school robotics

Auction Items

Check out Our Founding Partners!


between the benches
Morley & Associates

Where we are located


Grand Tappattoo Resort

30 Tapatoo Trail,
Seguin, ON
P2A 0B2