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World Girls' Hockey Day was an event spearheaded by the International Ice Hockey Federation.[1] The first celebration took place on 2nd October 2011. Coming out of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, the IIHF implemented a strategy to develop women's hockey and close gaps between countries in international competition.[2]


Events include opportunities for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. Initiatives include introduction to basic skills, and learning about opportunities to play in their community.

USA Hockey

  • For the first World Girls' Hockey Day, the following Olympic ice hockey players participated:
  • The following NCAA schools held events:
  • 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
  • Yale University is working with the Connecticut Polar Bears in Killingworth, Conn

Involved associations

  • Hockey Canada: Events for the first World Hockey Day were held by Hockey Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.[3]
  • USA Hockey: According to USA Hockey, the first World Girls' Hockey Day will involve 76 local hockey associations and five NCAA colleges hosting events on October 2, 2011.[4]
  • Australia, Belarus, Finland, France, Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden