NCMYH STING is excited to introduce our new Girls Grow Hockey (GGH)Program. Funded by a Cheevers Grow Hockey grant, Girls Grow Hockey is all about creating local opportunities for girls to enjoy and excel in ice Hockey. Our hope is to have as many local girls playing ice hockey as boys.
This year we are starting off with a series of Free Girls Only skills clinics and scrimmages. Coaches and players from the Winchendon School Girls ice hockey team will host and lead these sessions on selected Sunday evenings at the Winchendon Schools Jason Ritchie ice Rink in Winchendon Ma. The First event will be Sunday October 27 at 5pm..
As the Girls Grow Hockey evolves we will introduce participants to more players and coaches from local Girls ice hockey teams as well as players and coaches from local Women's college teams and other girls and women participating in ice hockey at all levels. As with all of our programs Girls Grow Hockey will focus on Fun, skills development and making new connections.
Does my daughter have to be signed up with a NCMYH program to participate in girls grow hockey on ice activities:
No but you will be required to sign a release form with the Winchendon school.
Does my daughter need to have full ice hockey gear to participate in one ice activities.
Yes we ask that participants going onto the ice for the first on ice activities have full ice hockey gear. However we encourage girls with an interest in hockey come down to the rink observe the program and talk to players and coaches.
What if My daughter has no gear and limited skating experience but wants to participate?
We have numerous options:
Sign up for our “Try Hockey for Free” day on Saturday November 9 at 2pm at the Gardner Veterans Ice Rink in Gardner Ma at ( ). Free skate rentals will be available at the rink. Participants need a hockey, bike or sports helmet. Some Equipment will be available for loan.
Sign up for our Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Program at Cushing Academy, Saturday Mornings at 8am. Only $50, skates and helmet required.
Non-skating participants that come to the schedules events at the Winchendon Rink will receive a free pass to the Winchendon rink family skate.