The National Hockey Festival comes to Palm Beach County

The National Hockey Festival is the world's largest field hockey tournament!

Palm Beach County played host to the world’s largest field hockey tournament over Thanksgiving 2018. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission partnered with USA Field Hockey to host the National Hockey Festival at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida.

“This is a great event, it is the world’s largest field hockey tournament,” said George Linley with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “Nearly 170 teams, almost 4,000 athletes, and 7,000 total visitors are travelling to Palm Beach County to be part of this great event.”

The National Hockey Festival has worked with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission before 2018. Palm Beach County has been home to the National Hockey Festival on 11 previous occasions and is the only Florida destination to host this event.

Glenn Jergensen is the executive director of the Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County. He said having the National Hockey Festival in Palm Beach County was the perfect way to use resources that mainly get used during the winter months.

“When you look at a complex like the International Polo Club where polo is played in the winter time, putting us to work in the summertime and the fall is just another opportunity for the Sports Commission in Palm Beach County to really bring a lifestyle sports destination to this part of the country,” said Jergensen.

This post is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.