CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada will once again team up with the International Ice Hockey Federation and fellow member nations for World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, taking place Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14 in rinks around the globe. Now in its second season, the IIHF has developed World Girls’ Hockey Weekend to help grow the women’s game at all levels, and in all participating countries.
“We’re thrilled to see World Girls’ Hockey Weekend grow into a bigger and better event this year, with communities across the country hosting events to help celebrate the spirit of the female game,” said Joanne Hughes, chair of female council for Hockey Canada. “We’re even more excited to see women’s hockey continue to gain popularity, as more players lace up their skates and discover the fun of this sport, both here at home and abroad.”
In arenas across the country, World Girls’ Hockey Weekend is a great way to introduce girls and women to the game in a positive, safe and supportive environment. Activities hosted by female and minor hockey associations include public skating, skills sessions, teambuilding, Esso Fun Days, Try Hockey Days and other fun ways to get out onto the ice, and into the great Canadian game.
Activities are taking place across the country in conjunction with World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, including highlights such as:
Please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/FemaleHockey for more information on World Girls’ Hockey Weekend activities in your area.
At its home arena in Calgary, Hockey Canada is partnering with the Alberta Honeybadgers of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League to offer two days of free programming for all skill levels at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex, including:
For information on how to register for World Girls’ Hockey Weekend events in Calgary, please CLICK HERE.
If your community is hosting a World Girls’ Hockey Weekend activity, please CLICK HERE to register your event with Hockey Canada. For more information on the International Ice Hockey Federation’s initiatives for World Girls’ Hockey Day, please CLICK HERE.
Hockey Canada is proud to be a World Girls’ Hockey Weekend leader. For more information on female hockey across Canada, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/FemaleHockey.
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