WHEN: October 5-7, 2018

The 2018 edition of the World Girls Hockey Weekend will be taking place October 5th-7th and there is a new Signature Event for the World Girls Hockey Weekend: The Female Skills Surge.  This will be a 3-day, cross Canada skills event that you can take part in at any time! If you have a team or group of females, grab some ice and join along. The age-appropriate practice plans are already created and will be sent to you through the Hockey Canada Network App.  This event aims to celebrate and grow the Female Game from coast to coast and unite Canadians through grassroots programming that is led by local communities and families.

For information on the Female Skills Surge click here


The varieties of events are endless for groups or individuals to get involved. From girls and women trying out the sport for the first time, to just a simple celebration of the game. Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to take part and register their event with Hockey Canada. Women’s hockey is the fastest growing game in Canada, let’s keep the momentum going and utilize this opportunity to educate and motivate our players, coaches, volunteers and supporters.  Dozens of countries across the globe will also be participating in the weekend as each puts their celebration efforts on display. As the world leader in the sport, World Girls Hockey Weekend is our chance to put our stamp on the female game and show the rest of the world what Canadians are capable of. This October 5-7, let’s have a cross-Canada celebration heard around the World!



This year’s gift is a WGHW Buff! If you are unfamiliar with the Buff, think of the bandana style headwear they have on the show Survivor. It’s a multi-purpose wrap that can be styled in 15 different ways. Everyone from kids to adults are sure to love them. When you register your celebration event, each of your participants will receive a free WGHW Buff!



No matter how big (ie. full tournament) or small (ie. road hockey game), register your event, it only takes a couple of minutes.  All participants and coaches who register a Skills Surge Session will receive a World Girls Hockey Weekend Buff.

For suggestions on types of events you can host or be a part of click here

To add your event to the Canadian celebration, please click here



Events will be hosted from coast to coast in big cities to small communities.

You can also contact your local hockey association to learn what they have going on for the weekend.



For our celebration to be heard around the world, let’s spread the word on social media!

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