Jurong, Singapore – 23rd November 2015 – Over 50 girls took to the ice at The Rink at JCube on Sunday, 15th November for the 2015 SIHA Girls’ Ice Hockey Day. Some were skating for the first time, others were exploring another sport on ice – all were having fun!
The SIHA Girls’ Ice Hockey Day is an opportunity for girls of all ages to try ice hockey. Similar to the IIHF’s World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, the event aims to:
- introduce 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 try a new sport.
The 2015 SIHA Girls’ Ice Hockey Day offered two 1-hour sessions. Following registration, the girls were fitted with ice hockey equipment including free skate rental, helmets, gloves and a stick. Prior to hitting the ice, a brief introduction to ice hockey was presented. One ice instruction was delivered in stations allowing each participant the opportunity to try different ice hockey skills. “I love ice hockey because mummy loves playing it and grew up with many nice people in this sport. And we love playing at home with a stick and puck just for fun!”, said Kayleigh Ng, our youngest participant trying ice hockey for the first time encouraged by her mother who plays for the Singapore Women’s National Ice Hockey Team.
Newcomers to ice skating can sign up for the Learn-To-Skate program at The Rink at Jcube starting
5th December, while the Advanced-Learn-To-Skate courses resume 29th November. For more information on the courses, visit www.therink.sg/lessons/learn-to-skate-lts.
For participants or the public interested in joining an ice hockey league, the SIHA offers ice hockey opportunities for all ages. For all inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SIHA aims to make this an annual event, as it is aligned with its goal to grow the sport of ice hockey in Singapore. “It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic participants on the ice”, said Alphonsus Joseph, SIHA President. SIHA has seen an increase in interest and participation in the sport of ice hockey in Singapore in recent years, thanks to events like this.
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