Annual “Girls Try Hockey” Event at Greenwich Skating Club Scheduled for Feb 1

Jason Price at the club, daughter Elle “Jelly” and dog Brooks at Greenwich Skating Club. File photo

It is that time of year again for the Greenwich Skating Club’s Girls Hockey Open House for young girls (K-4) to come out and try ice hockey.

In past years the event has been a tremendous success.  Last year, there were 25+ girls on the ice!

This year, the event will be Saturday February 1 from 10:45am – 12:00pm.

Teen players helped Shannon Doyle expose younger girls to the game of hockey on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 Photo: Leslie Yager

Girls gain exposure to the game of hockey at the annual Girls Try Hockey event at Greenwich Skating Club. Photo: Leslie Yager

Girls were encouraged to bring their own gear, but whatever they didn’t own or couldn’t find as a hand-me-down was loaned to them by other players.

Volunteers and parents will stand by to help the girls put on their equipment and tie their skates.

In addition to giving new players a chance to experience hockey, the event will allow girls who might be interested in playing next season the opportunity to meet with current players.

The event is an opportunity for girls with limited exposure to the sport to give it a try, including figure skaters.

Girls participated in drills and games on Saturday at Greenwich Skating Club. Feb 24, 2018 Photo Avery Barakett

Girls participated in drills during the 2018 Girls Try Hockey event at Greenwich Skating Club. Photo Avery Barakett