World Girls Hockey Weekend

World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend

The women’s game was in the spotlight Oct. 4-6 for the ninth annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. Check out photos from events held from coast to coast to coast.
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From Oct. 4-6, 2019, the International Ice Hockey Federation led the way on the ninth annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, with dozens of federations around the world taking part.

The goal of World Girls’ Ice Hockey 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. It aims to celebrate and grow the game while uniting Canadians through grassroots programming led by girls hockey associations, minor hockey associations and communities.

Since 2011, the IIHF has united countries around the globe for World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend. Over the years, thousands of people have taken part and the celebration continues to grow – CLICK HERE to see events that have been hosted around the world!

More than 23,000 Canadians celebrated World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend in 2019 at over 225 events across the nation. From games and skills sessions, to classroom activities and road hockey, people of all ages contributed to the growth of women’s hockey in their own unique way!

CLICK HERE for a list of the events that happened across the nation!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend has been postponed. Please check back in early 2021 for more information on the next edition of this event!


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From Dunedin, New Zealand, to Verdun, Que. – and stops like South Africa, Malaysia and the UAE in between – and from six years old to 57, the first-ever Global Girls’ Game highlighted World Girls’ Hockey Weekend on Oct. 10-11.
From Harbour Breton, N.L., to Delta, B.C. – and communities large and small in between – events celebrating World Girls’ Hockey Weekend put female hockey at centre ice and encouraged Canadians to experience the women’s game.
The fifth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game coast to coast Oct. 9-11. Communities across the country will commemorate a game that has truly become global. Will you be joining the party?
GTG: Global Girls’ Game in St. John’s
40 players gathered for hockey, culture and empowerment.
2019 WGIHW: Canadians celebrate women’s hockey
The women’s game was in the spotlight Oct. 4-6 during the ninth annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend.
DEV: Girls go global in Calgary
Calgary hosted female players from every corner of the country for the Canadian leg of the IIHF Global Girls’ Game.
2018 WGHW: Celebrating the female game
Canada joined with 41 countries around the world as part of the eighth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend