Where women build a community, one hockey game at a time

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Barry Walmsley, Travel and Play

Junction Craft Brewing, Toronto, Canada

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, Toronto, Canada

Pro Stock Hockey, Chicago, USA

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Meet up with the Women of Winter at the next event in your area! Learn about the team, where we play, and what we’re all about.

SUPPORT WOMEN'S HOCKEY

Deck the halls with badass hockey swag branded with the Women of Winter. Join the club and strut your stuff—in style.

PLAY HOCKEY IN TORONTO

We’re here to play hockey and kick butt. If that sounds like a good Friday night to you, then we want you on board. 

About The Women of Winter

The Women of Winter exists to promote women’s hockey and advocate for equal ice time for women—at all ages and skill levels.

Our community offers skill training sessions, participates in international tournaments, and has organized the legendary Outdoor Shinny Tournament since 2006. We also support youth programs, because that’s what community is all about.

About The Women of Winter

The Women of Winter exists to promote women’s hockey and advocate for equal ice time for women—at all ages and skill levels.

Our community offers skill training sessions, participates in international tournaments, and has organized the legendary Outdoor Shinny Tournament since 2006. We also support youth programs, because that’s what community is all about.

OUR WOMEN OF WINTER TALES

Become a part of our next tale. Join the team.

Knocked out on Boxing Day

Knocked out on Boxing Day

Every holiday has to have its story, and I am hoping that this gem from 2004 is it for me and Boxing Day. I found this photo lying around while cleaning my office and thought it would make a good TWOW Tale for this #throwbackthursday.  - Deirdre It all started with...

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In Love with Iceland

In Love with Iceland

In October 2016, my teammates and I assembled ourselves from all over the US (Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston), found ourselves a few token Canadians, packed up our gear, and headed to Iceland to compete in the International Ice Cup, an annual hockey...

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Taking Back the Rink: Fighting for Women’s Hockey

Taking Back the Rink: Fighting for Women’s Hockey

A Dark Tale Promises a Brighter Future The fight for women's hockey has made great strides but still has a long way to go I love playing outdoors. It’s freeing. The sound of the ice crunching, the wind in your hair and the stars at night. A soft snowfall adds to the...

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The Power of Hockey

Hockey isn’t just an opportunity to play hard. It’s what happens when we come together as a team in a moment of focus, discipline, and trust. Stepping onto the ice is where we become stronger, but it’s also our home away from home.

Hockey brings out the best of us through teamwork, self-improvement, and pushing our limits. It’s brought us together to become stronger than when we’re apart. That’s what The Women of Winter is all about, and we’re always looking for new teammates to join our ranks.

It’s everyone’s game—yours, too.

“Thanks so much Deirdre and all other who assisted in the best ever women’s shinny tourney in the whole world!”

“It was spectacular to experience the culture in Iceland and play hockey with the different teams. I came home wanting to be a better person. In each person I met, I saw strength which made them unique and i appreciate each new personality I encountered”

“Thanks again Deirdre and again thanks for all of the work you put into organizing the tournament. It was tones of fun and a real success – you should be proud!”

“Congratulations! Your Women of Winter was a huge success judging by the enthusiastic comments in the dressing room at Bill Bolton last night. Good for you for taking the initiative to organize this.”

“A bit thank you for taking on such a enormous task. I really appriciate your hard work, initiative, and great organiztional skills. Ever thought of running for parliment? That was the most fun i’ve ever had in awhile.”

“I thought the tournament was FANTASTIC!!! Thank-you so much for organizing it.”

The Power of Hockey

Hockey isn’t just an opportunity to play hard. It’s what happens when we come together as a team in a moment of focus, discipline, and trust. Stepping onto the ice is where we become stronger, but it’s also our home away from home.

Hockey brings out the best of us through teamwork, self-improvement, and pushing our limits. It’s brought us together to become stronger than when we’re apart. That’s what The Women of Winter is all about, and we’re always looking for new teammates to join our ranks.

It’s everyone’s game—yours, too.

“Thanks so much Deirdre and all other who assisted in the best ever women’s shinny tourney in the whole world!”

“It was spectacular to experience the culture in Iceland and play hockey with the different teams. I came home wanting to be a better person. In each person I met, I saw strength which made them unique and i appreciate each new personality I encountered”

“Thanks again Deirdre and again thanks for all of the work you put into organizing the tournament. It was tones of fun and a real success – you should be proud!”

“Congratulations! Your Women of Winter was a huge success judging by the enthusiastic comments in the dressing room at Bill Bolton last night. Good for you for taking the initiative to organize this.”

“A bit thank you for taking on such a enormous task. I really appriciate your hard work, initiative, and great organiztional skills. Ever thought of running for parliment? That was the most fun i’ve ever had in awhile.”

“I thought the tournament was FANTASTIC!!! Thank-you so much for organizing it.”

Crisp

Sweet, clean ice. First night out. Crisp. Blades. Hollow blades … round blades I-hear-you-coming blades. Crisp. First intake of breath Tasty wood smoke and the full moon. Second breath … someone wearing musk. Served on plates of air, purging the mind. Crisp. Grins behind grills. Winks under woolly hats. Sweat soaking socks, chilling Smiles, warming. Crisp. Written Tuesday, December 5, 2006, after the first night out on the ice at Dufferin Grove – Liz Clarke