October 9, 2018

Over 40 girls came down to the National Ice Centre on a Saturday morning to try out ice hockey. The free event provided an opportunity for girls to try and develop their skills (Skating, Puck Control, Passing and Shooting) before putting them to the test in a small area game. Coaches and players from the Nottingham Vipers supported the event.

This was the eighth event hosted by the Nottingham Vipers, which has been part of the International Ice Hockey Federations World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend, an initiative designed to grow the female game and raise awareness of the sport.

“The event provides us with an opportunity to get girls on the ice for free, allowing them to try a new sport in a fun and safe environment and to fall in love with the game. The IIHF initiative has helped us grow the Nottingham Vipers teams and make the club sustainable with a fantastic succession of players.” Ryan Rathbone, Club Development Officer.

Missed out the opportunity at the #WGIHW? No worries, contact info@nottinghamvipers.co.uk and we will find an opportunity for you to give it a try!

“This taster session was absolutely brilliant!” commented Rachael, a WGIHW participant.

The World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend took place on 6th-7th October 2018.

More details about World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend can be found on the IIHF website.

WATCH: the video from Nottingham of WGIHW

WGIHW 18 from Ryan Rathbone on Vimeo.