From October 4 - 6, 2019, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will lead the way on the ninth year of World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend, with dozens of federations around the world taking part. The goal of the weekend is to have events from coast to coast to coast that recruit, retain and engage female players, coaches officials and fans - old and new. This event aims to celebrate and grow the female game and unite Canadians through grassroots programming led by female hockey Associations, Minor Hockey Associations (MHA) and communities.

From August 1 - September 10, 2019, hosts can register their event HER E . Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first-come, first-approved basis. Events registered prior to September 10, 2019 will be entered to win a Team Canada jersey autographed by the Canadian National Women's Team that competed at the 2019 IIHF World Women's Championship.
Hosts can get involved in the weekend in a variety of different ways. Some ideas include:

  • Recruitment Events - hold a learn-to-play event to recruit new players to your female program
  • Skills Development Sessions - utilize the Hockey Canada Network to host a skills development session or test your team's skills by hosting a skills competition
  • Tournament or Jamboree - incorporate an additional World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend dedicated activity into your schedule
  • 3 v 3 Tournaments - within a team or MHA, host an afternoon of 3 v 3 games
  • Free Skate - schedule some ice time for players to come out and get additional skating practice in. Encourage players to bring a friend.

  • Skill Development Sessions - registered players take part in an off-ice skills development session. Utilize the Hockey Canada Network off-ice programs or take part in a team joga/yoga session.
  • Floorball/Ball Hockey - book a local gym or court space and practice skills
  • Road Hockey - on a closed road or playground space free from traffic, play some road hockey

  • Skill Development Seminar - host a coaching clinic, officiating clinic or other skill development seminar
  • Classroom Lesson Plans - utilize Hockey Canada lesson plans with a focus on the female game in a classroom or have a guest speaker from a local MHA or member talk about the female game
  • Watch a Local Game - gather your team, wear your jerseys and head to a game. If you can arrange a shout-out from the hosts or play a mini-game, even better! See if your team can have a table to promote your Association and spread the word about female hockey.
  • Celebration/Party - host a kick-off event for your team or have a celebration before, after or in between any on-ice or off-ice events
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