Boys:May 30- 31, 2020

Dear Soccer Friends:

The Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club is thrilled to invite your team to participate in the 26th Annual edition of the “Icebreaker” Soccer Tournament (U-13 to U-18) or in the Icebreaker Mini Soccer Festival (U-9 to U-12). 

As usual, “The Icebreaker” will be split over two week-ends: With the Girls’ Teams playing on May 23-24 and the Boys’ Teams  playing on May 30 and 31.  Both competitions will have two categories (the “Ice Pile” and “Snow Bank”) in all of the age groupings from U-9 to U-18.  As we have done since 1997, in the U-13 to U-18 age groups, the Icebreaker will again follow the exciting, action-packed and totally-unpredictable "Dual Shoot-Out" format, which guarantees each team a minimum of six (6) games, determines a winner in all tied games by way of a Shoot-Out, and eliminates a team only after it has lost two (2) play-off round games. 

In the Mini Soccer Festival age groups of U-9 to U-12, a non-eliminatory scheduling format will be followed.  As was the case last year, the U-9 to U12 Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams (and those Tiers’ Quebec equivalents) will play their four short games on SUNDAY, May 24 (Girls) and May 31 (Boys); whereas the U-9 to U-12 Tier 1 teams (and their Quebec equivalents) will play their four short games on SATURDAY, May 23 (Girls’ teams) or May 30 (Boys’ teams). 


All of the "Icebreaker's" games will be held in the City of Ottawa and Festivals and Tournaments in the following age categories will be held:  

Age Group
Birth Dates
Under-9 (Mini Soccer - 7-a-side)   Born on or after January 1, 2011
Under-10 (Mini Soccer - 7-a-side)   Born on or after January 1, 2010
Under-11 (Mini Soccer - 9-a-side)   Born on or after January 1, 2009
Under-12 (Mini Soccer - 9-a-side)   Born on or after January 1, 2008
Under-13   Born on or after January 1, 2007
Under-14   Born on or after January 1, 2006
Under-15   Born on or after January 1, 2005
Under-16   Born on or after January 1, 2004
Under-17   Born on or after January 1, 2003
Under-18   Born on or after January 1, 2002


A minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) teams will be eligible to compete in each Divisional Age Grouping. 

Register early in order to secure your team’s spot in the Tournament or Festival and to avoid the disappointment of applying for a sold out age group or Division. 

PLEASE NOTE:  All girls’ teams are advised and STRONGLY encouraged to register for the Icebreaker AND to book their hotels as early as possible because the Ottawa Marathon Race Week-end is again running its races that week-end.

The maximum numbers of players who can be registered, dressed and play per team are as follows: U-9 and U-10 – 12; U-11 and U-12 – 20 registered and 16 playing; and U-13 to U-18 – 20 registered and 18 playing.  A player may be registered on, and play for, only one team and in only one age group in the Icebreaker. 

The Entry Fees are $315 for U-9, U-10, U-11 and U-12 teams; and $565 for U-13 to U-18 teams.

The Icebreaker Festivals are awaiting approval by the Ontario Soccer Association as Inter-District Festivals and the Icebreaker Tournaments are awaiting approval by the Ontario Soccer Association as "ONACC” Tournaments which designation means that only Competitive Club (CC) Teams from North America (NA) are eligible to participate. 

All Festival and Tournament teams must prove that they are registered with their District / Provincial / State soccer association and must play in an outdoor League.  In addition, all teams from outside of the EODSA must produce an Authorized Travel Permit from their home soccer association which authorizes that team to participate in the Icebreaker and certifies that all players are registered to participate in the Icebreaker’s tournament “class”.   

In accordance with OSA requirements, validly certified player passports or cards will be the only proof of player registration that will be accepted.  Improperly registered or unregistered players or teams will not be permitted to participate.  Teams must carry and supply proof of injury and liability insurance while participating in this event – which is evidenced by the team’s Authorized Travel Permit.   

For additional information, please visit our web-site at:

The ENTRY DEADLINE is midnight on Thursday, April 9, 2020


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