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T.W.O.W. supports and promotes women hockey players of all ages and skill levels. Our activities include international hockey tournaments (or trips), teaching hockey skills, supporting youth programs, advocating for equal ice time for women players (regardless of level), and the legendary annual outdoor women’s shinny tournament held in Toronto since 2006. We pride ourselves in changing the world, one rink at a time!

To get started, why not check out our list of 2018 events?

Want to get in touch directly?
Email us at
hockey@thewomenofwinter.com

TWOW Love

Thanks Deirdre, and again thanks for all the work you put into organizing the tournament, it was tons of fun and a real success - you should be proud!  

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 strengths which made them unique and I appreciate each new personality I encountered.

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 intiative to organize this.

A big thank you for taking on such an enormous task. I really appreciate your hard work, initiative and great organizational skills. Ever thought of running for Parliament? That was the most fun I’ve had in a while.

Hi Deirdre, I thought the tournament was FANTASTIC!!!. Thank-you so much for organizing it.  

THANKS SO MUCH DEIRDRE AND ALL OTHERS WHO ASSISTED IN THE BEST EVER WOMEN’S SHINNY TOURNEY IN THE WHOLE WORLD!

Women's Hockey - ShinnyCrisp

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