Overview
FAQ
Border Crossing
Lake Placid
January 29-February 1, 2015
BORDER CROSSING
Canadian Citizens

Starting June 1, 2009, Canadian citizens traveling to the U.S. by land or sea are required to present one of the travel documents listed below.

Canadian Passport - This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person´s identity and citizenship. It is accepted for travel by air, land and sea.

Enhanced Driver´s Licence/Enhanced Identification Card - Canadian provinces have begun issuing these documents that denote identity and citizenship that are WHTI-compliant for cross-border travel into the U.S. by land or sea.

Trusted Traveler Programs - NEXUS, FAST/Expres and SENTRI enrollment cards can speed your entry into the U.S. and are issued only to pre-approved travelers. FAST/Expres cards are valid for use at land or sea ports of entry; the NEXUS card can be used at land or sea ports of entry and at kiosks at participating airports.

Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

Groups of Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 19 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

The group should be prepared to present a letter on organizational letterhead with the following information:

  • The name of the group and supervising adult,
  • A list of the children on the trip, and the primary address, phone number, date of birth, place of birth, and name of at least one parent or legal guardian for each child,
  • A written and signed statement of the supervising adult certifying that he or she has obtained parental or legal guardian consent for each participating child.
U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificates, or other proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Groups of U.S. and Canadian children ages 16 through 18, when traveling with a school or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship.


U.S. Citizens

Starting June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, are required to present one of the travel documents listed below.

U.S. Passport - This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person´s identity and nationality. It is accepted for travel by air, land and sea.

U.S. Passport Card - This is a new, limited-use travel document that fits in your wallet and costs less than a U.S. Passport. It is only valid for travel by land and sea.

Enhanced Driver´s License (EDL) - Several states and Canadian provinces are issuing this driver´s license or identification document that denotes identity and citizenship. It is specifically designed for cross-border travel into the U.S. by land or sea.

Trusted Traveler Program Cards - NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST enrollment cards can speed your entry into the U.S. and are issued only to pre-approved, low-risk travelers. The cards are valid for use at land or sea; the NEXUS card can be used in airports with a NEXUS kiosk.

Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

Groups of Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 19 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

The group should be prepared to present a letter on organizational letterhead with the following information:

  • The name of the group and supervising adult,
  • A list of the children on the trip, and the primary address, phone number, date of birth, place of birth, and name of at least one parent or legal guardian for each child,
  • A written and signed statement of the supervising adult certifying that he or she has obtained parental or legal guardian consent for each participating child.


Please call or visit the following websites for any updates on travel requirements:

The tournament was terrific. Thanks for putting on a very memorable event. We will be back next year. We are discussing entering more teams for next year.

− John P.

Thanks for providing such a fabulous venue and program. If we haven't worn out our welcome we're certainly excited about coming back again next year! Everyone was certainly awesome to be around and play with. Thanks again for such a great tourney!

− Rob F.

Your staff did a great job with keeping the rinks in great shape along with being very friendly with all the players.

− Jim R.

Just wanted to thank you guys for a great weekend. All the guys are thoroughly exhausted, dragging their butts at work nursing the aches, sprains and windburn, and talking about doing it again next year!

− The Bogmen