The Long Pond Heritage Classic Takes Hockey Back To Its Roots

If they and by extension, you are a hockey fan, you’ll want to visit Long Pond in Windsor, Nova Scotia. At first blush it might look like any other natural pond. Depending on the season, you’ll see a stretch of still water or ice surrounded by trees. Near the pond is a small, square sign, a comparatively humble indicator of the location’s history. According to novelist Thomas Halliburton, hockey was born on Long Pond. He wrote that students from the nearby Kings Collegiate School moved their games of hurley to the frozen pond on Howard Dill’s farm, thus setting motion the evolution of the game that would eventually become integral to Canada’s national identity