Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Snowmobiling Continues... conditions fair/poor

Guests at the hotel headed out riding again today -- telling us that conditions away from town are considerably better then what we see from the highways. Warm temps have caused softening and melting on the trail, leaving a crusty base and deteriorating conditions. Here are photos from Tuesday afternoon on the Bo-Boen snowmobile trail right behind the hotel:

We are watching forecasts and hoping for more snow. At this point snowmobile trails are still rideable and many considered decent, although some have parked their sleds waiting for conditions to improve. Check out the Bo-Boen reports on Facebook at: as well as links to various club reports around the area:

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin, 800-272-9776
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ice Masters 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament March 18-20, 2011

Plan now for a weekend of hockey up north!  The Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA) to host the Ice Masters Tournament March 18-20, 2011. 

Ice Masters 14th Annual 3 on 3 Tournament
March 18 - 20, 2011

Our 14th Annual Ice Masters Classic 3 on 3 Tournament is rapidly approaching. This fast paced half ice game is a real hit among the players and spectators. This is our 14th YEAR and it is the biggest and longest running 3 on 3 tournament you can find. Come and join the over 4000 previous participants of this one of a kind event. This year we will again target 70 - 75 teams for the largest 3 on 3 tournament anywhere.

We anticipate having Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Girls divisions. The deadline for registration is March 1. However, each of the previous tournaments filled quickly, and we are anticipating a full tournament again this year. Submission prior to the deadline DOES NOT GUARENTEE you will be in the tournament. Registration applications are processed in the order received. Submit your registration early to assure your spot and confirm with an email that your registration has been sent and received.
Girls’ teams please note: Girls teams should register as U12, U14, U16 or U19, by February 25. The age divisions for the girls will be will determine by the registration response and teams will be contacted at that time. It is very doubtful that there will be 4 girls divisions, but if any given age group at least 4 teams, a tourney will be held for that age group. We may also merge age groups as needed. Feel free to go out and recruit additional teams for your age bracket.

The game is an amazingly fast half ice game similar to half court basketball. Upon change of possession, the puck must be cleared outside the blue line with all offensive players touching up prior to becoming involved in the play. The goalies compete as individuals and stay extremely busy. Our record to date is a PeeWee goalie facing 62 shots during the three six-minute minute periods.

All teams are guaranteed 3 games, with the possibility of playing 5, 6, or even 7 games in this modified double elimination format. Individual trophies are awarded to teams for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Thumper Bowl champs and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place goalies in each division. Last year nearly a third of the participants left with individual trophies.

Additional information along with complete tournament rules will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration form. If you would like additional information, feel free to call me at (715) 891-1431 or email to:

Todd Monge - Tournament Coordinator

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin, 800-272-9776

Saturday, February 12, 2011

USA Pond Hockey National Championships this weekend

6th Annual Labatt Blue
USA Adult Pond Hockey Championships
February 11-13, 2011

USA Hockey and Labatt Blue invites you, your teammates and families to enjoy the experience at this year's 4 on 4 Pond Hockey Championships held on Dollar Lake. (Eagle River, WI just 15 minutes from Rustic Manor).   

Online scores and scheduleEvents Schedule
Pond Hockey Trivia Droid App | Facebook page

Videos:Morning Skate | Day 1 Highlights | Ice Repair 101
Photos:Volunteers plow the ice
Features:Prolific growth continues | Family atmosphere takes hold

More about pond hockey | 2010 Recap | Rules & Information

Rustic Manor Motor Lodge, St Germain, on the Oneida and Vilas County line, Wisconsin.  800-272-9776

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snowmobile Trail behind Rustic Manor

Bo-Boen and neighboring snowmobile trails throughout the WI northwoods are in great shape - photos taken February 10 right behind the Rustic Manor Motor Lodge:

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowmobile Trail Update - Feb 2

St Germain area snowmobile trails are lookin' good!

The Annual Vogel Groomer Show is currently underway - Feb 2-3, 2011: 

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