“The Friendship Four Tournament celebrates the Boston/Belfast Sister city agreement by helping to foster stronger cultural, economic, and academic relationships between Northern Ireland and America. Using amateur sport, it creates opportunities to unite communities, providing a conduit to revitalise the cultural ties between America and Northern Ireland”


Northern Ireland’s capital city is home to the Titanic Museum (#1 Tourist Attraction in the World 2016), HBO’s Game of Thrones and a rich cultural history. A short drive from the Giant’s Causeway and home to countless fantanstic hotels, Belfast is a great place to visit

Added to that it’s the location for the SSE Arena: home of the Belfast Giants ice hockey team and of the Friendship Four.


2019’s tournament takes place on the 29th + 30th of November


  • 2018: Union College
  • 2017: Clarkson Univ
  • 2016: Univ of Vermont
  • 2015: UMass Lowell


As well as the Friendship Four hockey tournament, each year a Festival of STEM educational programme takes place and the Friendship Series womens hockey tournament began in January 2019