OTTAWA, Ont. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Senators Sports and Entertainment, announced Monday new ticket packages for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, taking place April 2-9 at SBP Arena and the Nepean Sportsplex.
The Gold Medal Playoff Package starts at just $114, plus applicable fees, and features six games total, including two quarter-finals Saturday, April 6; both semifinals Monday, April 8 and the bronze and gold medal games Tuesday, April 9. All three doubleheaders take place at SBP Arena, home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators.
A trio of 2-packs start at just $69, plus applicable fees, and feature four games total. All three options include the Canada-United States and Switzerland-Finland games Tuesday, April 2, along with the choice of either the Canada-Switzerland and Finland-U.S. preliminary games Wednesday, April 3; both quarterfinals Saturday, April 6 or both semifinals Monday, April 8. CLICK HERE for more information on these ticket packages.
“Our goal is to truly give fans the best bang for their buck,” said Valerie Hughes, general manager of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. “We want as many hockey fans as possible to take advantage of the chance to cheer on Team Canada and see the very best in women’s hockey when the world championship comes to the nation’s capital this spring.”
Other ticket packages available are the Team Canada Package, which includes all games featuring Canada’s National Women’s Team and all medal round games, starting at just $184; the Gold Medal 3-Pack, featuring six games over three days including two quarter-finals and both medal games, starting at just $99; and the Canada-U.S. 3-Pack, featuring six games over three days including the preliminary game between Canada and the United States on April 2, two quarter-finals and both semifinals, starting at just $89. Group rates are also available. Ticket prices are per individual seat and HST exempt. Each ticket package order is subject to a $5 handling fee.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking HERE or by calling 613-599-FANS (3267).
Candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Team are currently in Ottawa for winter camp, which starts today and runs through Friday, Jan. 25, with several training sessions and practices taking place at the Carleton Ice House throughout the week. The 22-player camp roster includes three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 12 forwards.
Canada’s National Women’s Team winter camp will serve as an evaluation opportunity for Canada’s National Women’s Team coaching staff and Hockey Canada scouting staff for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Players will continue to be evaluated with their club teams during the 2012-13 season.
The last time SBP Arena hosted Canada’s National Women’s Team was Jan., when 16,347 fans filled the stands, breaking a women’s hockey game attendance record, and watched Canada edge the United States 3-2 in a shootout.
The 2013 edition will mark the sixth time Canada has hosted the women’s world championship, joining 1990 in Ottawa, 1997 in Kitchener, Ont., 2000 in Mississauga, Ont., 2004 in Halifax, N.S., and 2007 in Winnipeg, Man. For more information on the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, please follow www.twitter.com/hc_wwhc with #TheMoment hash tag, become a fan at www.facebook.com/worldwomens and visit www.hockeycanada.ca/2013ottawa.