October 4, 2017

World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is a global opportunity for girls to try out hockey as a new sport. Thousands of participants have taken part in the event since it began in 2011.

The next edition will take place on the weekend of 7/8 October 2017.

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.

There are two official events this weekend under the EIHA’s ‘Girls Ice Hockey’ programme starting in Nottingham on Friday evening.

Players will arrive at National Ice Centre at 5.45pm and depart at 7.45pm.  It’s a free session and there is equipment available.

The following day the roadshow moves north to Whitley Bay Ice Rink.  Players arrive at 10.15am and will depart at 2.15pm.  Again the session is free.

If anyone is interested in taking part in either of these sessions they should email girls.icehockey@eiha.co.uk for more information or to register for a place.

There is also a women-only ice session at Ice Sheffield on Saturday from 4.30pm to 7.00pm featuring a demonstration by Sheffield Shadows, a Womens Elite League team.  While not a hockey-only event it is a free session to attract girls and women to get onto the ice.  More details are online at https://siv.org.uk/find-an-activity.

Look out for more information and pictures from our WGIHW events on our social media this coming weekend.

#ThisGirlCan #WGIHW

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