October 3, 2018

The World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend (WGIHW) is a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport. Thousands of participants took part in the editions since 2011.

The next edition will take place on the weekend of 6/7 October 2018.

Women’s ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in the world thanks to events like this one and similar programs that are being run in many countries. If you want girls in your area to join in the fun, this is a great and easy way to do so!

What is the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend?

It is an opportunity for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. We are looking for hosts all around the world to bring girls from their community together on the ice so they can:

  • be introduced to basic skills in hockey in a positive, fun and safe environment.
  • learn about opportunities in ice hockey in their community.
  • learn about fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
  • meet new friends and have a chance to fall in love with a new sport.

EIHA Women’s Premier League team Nottingham Vipers are holding their own WGIHW session this Saturday, October 6, at the National Ice Centre.  The session is free and takes place from 9.30 to 11.30 and is open to females of all ages and abilities interested in trying the sport of ice hockey.

Details are on the poster (right) but anyone interested should email info@nottinghamvipers.co.uk to register and book their place.

There will be photos from this and other WGIHW events on the IIHF website and social media as well as our own @EIHA_Official on Twitter using the hashtag #WGIHW.