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After it’s success in 2011, the IIHF has turned Girls Hockey Day into an entire weekend. The amount of female interest in the game is constantly growing, and this weekend rinks across the world open their doors to girls who want to get on the ice.

Girls hit the ice in Oslo, Norway (via IIHF)

“It is an opportunity for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. We are looking for hosts all around the world to bring girls from their community together on the ice so they can: Be introduced to basic skills in hockey in a positive, fun and safe environment. Learn about opportunities in ice hockey in their community. Learn about fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Meet new friends and have a chance to fall in love with a new sport,” via the IIHF.

Any entire weekend dedicated to the other gender that is often overlooked when it comes to the sport, no one can argue the positive aspects of that! Check out the IIHF tracker, with photos and updates from around the world.

 

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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