IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend

World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend


From Oct. 8-9, 2022, the International Ice Hockey Federation will lead the way on the 11th 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 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.

Until Sept. 30, hosts can register their event HERE. Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first come, first approved basis.

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 are happening across the nation!

With events from Revelstoke to Clarenville, there were plenty of ways to celebrate the 2021 edition of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. Check out how Canadians took part!
Grace Barlow, Melissa Brunn, Colleen Geddes and Megan Howes became the first all-female crew to officiate in Junior A.


Be heard around the world and spread the word on social media! Share your story and pictures!

To join the conversation, use and follow the hashtag: #WGIHW.

For more information, please contact wgihw@hockeycanada.ca.


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