What is Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest?

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is a free hockey program focused on creating a positive hockey experience for young women. Each participant will take part in a half-day experience that includes on-ice, off-ice skills and PWHPA Session.

How do I register? 

Registration for Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest can be completed within each location pages in our menu bar above.

What is the registration process? 

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest has returned to the first come first serve registration process. Registration will be open 6-weeks prior to the event. The registration experience will be as follows:

  • Registration opens and an individual can register within the specified location page
  • Registrant will receive an email confirming that the registration has been successfully received
  • Once capacity is reached for the event, registrants will receive an email notifying them of their addition to the waitlist (order determined by the session they have expressed interest in)
  • If registrants are accepted from the waitlist, the individual will receive a confirmation email informing them of the status change
  • In advance of the event, participants will receive an RSVP email. All participants must complete the RSVP to confirm their attendance, or the spot could be forfeited to another registrant on the waitlist 

What should I do if my daughter can no longer attend? 

If your daughter can no longer attend, please revisit the RSVP page and use your Registration Reference Number to cancel your registration. 

What should I do if I haven’t received any emails with updates or confirmations?

If you do not receive any communication emails, please first check your spam folder. If your spam folder is empty, please email girlshockeyfest@scotiabank.com and we would be happy to assist you. 

How many participants are accepted into each session? 

Participant numbers are dependent upon location, however an average of 50 participants are accepted into each session. 

What can we expect from the Learn to Play program? 

This program is an introduction to the basics of the sport – for those with little experience with the sport. For on-ice, we can provide helmet, gloves, and skates provided by CCM as a rental for your daughter as a trial and learning experience (please note, quantity and sizing is limited and cannot be guaranteed). You will have the opportunity to define your rental needs throughout the registration process. The goal is to gain exposure and learn the basics of the sport. We will have increased number of team members on-ice to ensure we are there to support all of our participants, parents are not needed on the ice but, are welcome to stay on-site.  

Please come prepared with comfortable activewear, towel, water bottle, and running shoes. 

Are goalies welcome?

Yes, goalies are welcome! There will be an opportunity to define player position within the registration form. 

Are parents required to stay on-site during the event? 

All parents are welcome to stay on-site to watch their daughter(s), however this is not necessary. If you wish to leave, please ensure the event waiver has been signed by a parent or guardian prior to departure.

What skill level is accepted?

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest is an inclusive and welcoming event for girls of all skill levels. Each of our programs are available for both the U7-U11 and U13-U15 sessions. 

Learn To Play – currently interested in joining organized hockey, exposure to basics of the sport, great for introduction and beginners

Level Up Skills – currently participating in organized hockey, looking to further growth and development of skills 

Elite Skills – currently playing at a competitive level (B or higher is recommended), committed to play at high skill and high intensity levels

My daughter has dietary restrictions, will these be accommodated?

Dietary restrictions will be handled on a case-by-case basis, you will have the opportunity to define your needs within the registration form.

Are food and beverages provided?

A snack pack and beverage will be provided by our partner Sobey’s to all participants during the PWHPA session. No food or beverages will be available for purchase on-site for parents or participants, we strongly recommend you bring food and beverages for you and any attendees to enjoy; please ensure all snacks are nut-free. 

What attire should my daughter wear? 

All participants will take part in an on-ice, off-ice skills and off-ice classroom session. For these sessions, participants will require:

  • Full hockey equipment (mandatory for on-ice participation)

  •  Hockey equipment will be available to rent at no cost for the Learn to Play Program only
    • Hockey equipment (skates, helmet, stick and gloves) provided by CCM will be available – please indicate your needs by selecting Yes within the registration form
    • If you desire extra padding/protection, you are welcome to bring your own kneepads, etc.
  • Athletic apparel including running shoes (off-ice skills)

Is there a cost for participation? 

Scotiabank is happy to provide this event free of charge to all participants. 

What are COVID related protocols?

All individuals entering the respective event venue will be required to follow provincial health and safety guidelines as it relates to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our process as required. If you are no longer able to attend due to COVID-19 exposure or illness, please email girlshockeyfest@scotiabank.com in order to release your spot.

Can I register my daughter’s hockey team?

Any teams interested in registering as a group should reach out to girlshockeyfest@scotiabank.com at least 5 weeks prior to the event date, however there is no guarantee this request can be accommodated. 

What other opportunities does Scotiabank offer in support of kids community hockey?

Scotiabank is on a mission to make hockey more diverse, more inclusive and more accessible for all. For more information on all of our programs, please visit the Scotiabank hockey for all website at www.scotiabank.com/hockeyforall.