Spring Is Almost Here

Just a quick winter check-in. Spring is almost upon us and I’m sure everyone is getting geared up for better weather and Ultimate season. Pickup games will resume once weather permits. Lake Effect club team and Summer League will also be starting up in the not too distant future. Check back for updates on all three!

Lake Effect Survey

We’re looking to gauge interest in club play this summer. Please take this survey to let us know if you are interested and what you availability is like. If you are new to the area, if you have played for Lake Effect in the past, or even if you are just a local player that’s never played with Lake Effect, please fill it out even if you don’t intend to play.


More information about try-outs/practices to come near the end of the month.

For now, see you all out there at Pickup on Thursday nights at 5:45pm at Nokomis Park in Cheektowaga!

Pickup is Back!

Pickup is back in session at Nokomis Park on Thursdays at 5:45 PM.

Parking is available at the park, but it’s a touch tricky. Here are some quick tips:

  • For most drivers, your best bet is to approach the park from Union Road.
  • Turn West onto George Urban Boulevard (by Otto’s).
  • Turn left on Petan Drive (which will be the second available left hand turn).
  • Turn right on Nokomis Parkway.
  • There will be a small parking lot on the left nestled between two houses.

Or you can check it out on Google Maps.

Additional information is available on the pickup page.

Turf Burn 2012!

It is time for the 6th Annual Turf Burn Ultimate Frisbee Tournament! Turf Burn is an indoor hat-tournament that is focused on providing a casual game atmosphere for players of all skill levels.

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Time: 6:00pm – Midnight
Where: Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY
Cost: $20 per person
– 5 games
– Food and drinks
– Activities between games
– Prize for championship team

This year there will also be tournament shirts and discs for sale. The format will be similar, except no more ties! There will be overtime to ensure a winner of each game.

Last year we had amazing turnout and reached maximum capacity at 160 players. We expect the same this year so sign up early!

To view more information and to register, visit the 2012 Turf Burn Website.

Pickup Will Resume This Spring

Pickup is on hold for the winter season, but will resume in late spring (or whenever the weather cooperates). Last summer, pickup was moved a couple of times, finally ending up at UB. At this time, I’m not sure where pickup will be held next season, but assume that it will be at UB unless otherwise noted on the web site.

For additional information, please see our pickup page.

Upcoming Hat Tournaments

Turf Burn 2011

What: Indoor Hat Tournament

When: Saturday, February 19, 2011 6:30PM-12:00AM

Where: Total Sports Experience in Rochester, NY

How Much: $20 (includes food, refreshments, and 5 games)

For more info and registration, visit:

Ultimate March Madness Co-Ed Indoor Hat Tournament

What: Indoor Hat Tournament

When: Friday, March 11, 2011 9:30PM-4:00AM

Where: Wherle Golf Dome, Buffalo, NY

How Much: $30

For more info and registration, visit:

Summer League Wraps Up

Summer League wrapped up last week with championship and consolation matches, pizza, subs, cookies, and delicious beverages. The Red team took the championship in a game against the Blue team. See the full season standings.

Thanks to everyone who came out and played this summer, captains, and volunteers, and a special thanks to Joe Weber for coordinating the league.

Please remember to sign up again next summer and bring your friends!