Ice Bowl tournaments are an annual international series of events designed to get disc golfers out playing in the worst of weather whilst raising money for Food Banks / Homeless charities at the same time. Players raise money by playing in the cold for those that don’t have a warm home to go back to.
In 2019 Ice Bowl raised over £244,000 across 200+ events held worldwide and we’re proud to bring the Ice Bowl back to Longford Park for a fourth year!
Money will be raised from the registration fees, from other side competitions and from contributions in return for our lunch. Players are also encouraged to raise sponsorship and gather food bank donations as well.
Our nominated charity is Coffee 4 Craig – a Greater Manchester based charity that provides street kitchens and, critically, works to provide long term solutions to those in need to end homelessness. We’re proud to support this important charity and hope in a small way we can help their critical work.
The tournament is a one-day tournament with a singles tournament in the morning, a warming lunch, some side competitions followed by a fun doubles Pro-Am tournament in the afternoon. The focus will be on fun – complete beginners, or those that have never played at a Disc Golf tournament, are very welcome, new folk will be paired with a pro in the afternoon where the focus is on fun.
Saturday 25th January - Please Arrive for a 0930hrs tee-off (the Scout Hut (if we can agree to use it!) will be open from 0830hrs with Tea and Coffee available for a small donation) – light is in short supply!). Awards and prize giving ceremony held at 4.30pm(ish).
There will be evening drinks in Chorlton after too.
PARKING NOTE: Parkrun will be taking place in the park at 9am. This means you might not be able to access the small car park after 0830hrs - PLEASE DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE STEWARDS about this - if you're late you won't get parked!
Sign up here:https://forms.gle/ZNQMxR3XsHVkFGe26
Suggested donation fee: £20- £10 for concessions (Note: As MUCH as possible goes to the charity - in 2018 we raised £700 - let's smash that and some chains in the process!)
If you'd like a disc with the Ice Bowl 2020 logo on it you're in a luck!
The standard FULL COLOUR disc will be a SuperColor Buzz - a 170g all rounder, beginner friendly disc! It's hard to quote an exact cost as it depends on what we order but it should be £13 - 15
I'll post more details of discs SOON!
If you'd like to raise your own sponsorship you can print out a form http://www.manchesterdiscgolf.co.uk/media/1237/icebowl-2017-sponsor-form.pdf