Scrambling to find some fun weekend plans? Maybe in the mood try something new?
Ever thought about hockey?
Sunday is the first-ever World Girls’ Hockey Day, and USA Hockey has joined with hockey federations around the world to celebrate the event, created by the International Ice Hockey Federation to help grow girls' youth hockey.
Females of all ages are invited to learn in a positive, fun and safe environment while finding out about hockey opportunities in their communities. The day also promotes fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork and making new friends while playing hockey. Activities range from American Development Model (ADM) clinics, Mother/Daughter skates, Meet & Greet skates with teams and Try Hockey for Free opportunities. Several members of the U.S. Women's National Team Program will join in the celebration.
Seventy-six local hockey associations in 29 states will host an event on Sunday. Five colleges are also joining in the celebration: Harvard University is working with Waltham Youth Hockey Association for a Try Hockey for Free clinic; Northeastern University is working with the Middlesex Islanders; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will participate with the Troy Albany Ice Cats in Troy, N.Y.; St. Cloud State University is hosting an event at their home rink, the National Hockey Center; and Yale University is working with the Connecticut Polar Bears in Killingworth, Conn.
“World Girls' Hockey Day helps create awareness around an ever-growing segment of our sport," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "It provides an opportunity to foster continued growth by inviting more girls and women to the rink."