Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

Being part of a team is a living example of how we’re better together. That’s why we’re proud to offer a series of events specifically supporting girls in hockey. Introducing, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest.

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest gives young female athletes the opportunity to learn from some of the top female hockey players in Canada. Girls 7-14 years old will participate in on-ice drills, off-ice training and a special off-ice classroom session. With the help of local female hockey players and former Olympians, participants will learn to become better players and even better teammates.

Scotiabank is happy to provide this event FREE of charge to all participants.

Scroll down to learn more about Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest. 

 

What to Expect

Girls HockeyFest is a half-day event (either morning or afternoon sessions are available) for Novice, Atom and Peewee/Bantam aged players. Girls will rotate between three sessions; on-ice skills, off-ice training and a special off-ice classroom session. The program also offers an inspirational lunchtime presentation from the guest Olympian including a Q&A and participant giveaways; both participants and parents are welcome! Lunch will be provided for participants consisting of both food and beverage (options based on location). Please see location specific pages for event schedules!
 

Calgary

AB

Scotiabank Saddledome Date: November 17, 2019

Winnipeg

MB

Bell MTS Iceplex Date: December 8, 2019

Toronto

ON

Scotiabank ArenaDate: January 5, 2020

Edmonton

AB

Rogers Place Date: January 26, 2020

Vancouver

BC

Location TBD Date: March 29, 2020

Ottawa

ON

Location TBD 2019/20 date TBD

Scotiabank Teammate: Cassie Campbell-Pascall

What makes Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest great?

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest gives young female athletes the opportunity to both learn and thrive within the sport of hockey, alongside their fellow teammates. Hockey has always played an important role in my life and being able to share the sport and teach young girls the value of teamwork, dedication and respect for others is amazing! The best part of this program is that it allows girls to fall in love with hockey, the same way I did when I was young. 

FAQ

What is Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest?
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is a full-day FREE hockey program focused on creating a positive hockey experience for girls in the community. Each participant will take part in a half-day experience that includes on-ice, off-ice skills and off-ice classroom sessions.

How do I register? 
All registration for Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest will be completed on the respective location pages at www.scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com  

What is the registration process? 
Due to high demand, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest now operates under a lottery registration. Registration will be open for one week. After which time, participants will be randomly selected and assigned to the appropriate session. The registration experience will be as follows:
      - Registration opens & individual submits application at www.scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com
      - Registrant will receive an email confirming that the application has been successfully received
      - Registration will remain open for one-week 
      - Participants to be randomly selected once the registration window closes
                  - Those accepted into the program will receive a confirmation email
                  - All other registrants will receive an email notifying them of their addition to the waitlist (order determined at random)
      - If registrants are accepted from the waitlist, the individual will receive a confirmation email informing them of the status change

What should I do if my daughter can no longer attend? 
If your daughter can no longer attend, please email info@scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com so your place may be given to another registrant.

What should I do if I haven’t received any emails with updates or confirmations?
If you do not receive any communication emails, please first check your spam folder. If your spam folder is empty, please email info@scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com and we would be happy to assist you. 

How many participants are accepted into each session? 
Participant numbers are dependent upon location, however an average of 50 participants are accepted into each session. 

Are goalies welcome?
Yes, goalies are welcome! There will be an opportunity to define player position within the registration form. 

Are parents required to stay on-site during the event? 
All parents are welcome to stay on-site to watch their daughter(s), however this is not necessary. If you wish to leave, please ensure the event waiver has been signed by a parent or guardian prior to departure.

What skill level is accepted? 
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is an inclusive and welcoming event for girls of all skill levels. 

My daughter has dietary restrictions, will these be accommodated? 
Dietary restrictions will be handled on a case-by-case basis, please email info@scotiabankgirlshockeyfest.com to further discuss dietary options. 

Are food and beverages provided?
A lunch and beverage will be provided during the lunch and Guest Speaker Presentation. We strongly recommend that parents pack additional water and snacks for their daughters. Please ensure all snacks are nut-free.

What attire should my daughter wear? 
All participants will take part in an on-ice, off-ice skills and off-ice classroom session. For these sessions, participants will require:
    - Full hockey equipment (on-ice)
    - Preferred athletic apparel including running shoes (off-ice skills)

Is there a cost for participation? 
Scotiabank is happy to provide this event free of charge to all participants. 

What other opportunities does Scotiabank offer in support of kids community hockey?
Scotiabank is committed to unlocking the potential of Canadians through kids community hockey. For more information on all of our programs, please visit the Scotiabank Hockey Club website at scotiabankhockeyclub.com