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Give Hockey a Try on February 23, 2019

Give Hockey a Try Day has been announced!

February 23, 2019, 5:30pm
at Nazareth San Mateo
2202 Bridgepointe Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94404

Give Hockey a Try on February 23, 2019, 5:30pm:  Reserve My Spot >


The NCWHL holds “Give Hockey a Try Day” (GHATD) twice a year prior to the new season starting to give women with no playing experience an introduction to ice hockey. Absolutely zero experience in skating or hockey is needed! Full gear and on-ice coaching through light drills are provided. Participants then enjoy a fun, controlled scrimmage towards the end of the session. Cost is $25 a session.

After GHATD, participants are invited to shop at our used Gear Sale where lightly-used, donated gear is sold for a fraction of the cost of buying new. This is a great way for new players to get into the sport on a budget! Then stay and watch a Green division game. Donations of used equipment are always welcome.


Volunteers needed for GHATD

Interested in helping out at GHATD? We need lots of help from getting newbies dressed to hit the ice to setting up for the popular Gear Sale event after. Stick around to cheer on the skaters as they scrimmage for the first time ever! Come join us and introduce our favorite sport to new friends.

Volunteer on Feb 23, 2019:  Sign Up >


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2018 Holiday Tournament

Dear NCWHLers,

We’re pleased to announce that we will once again be holding an NCWHL Holiday Tournament at Nazareth Ice Oasis in Redwood City  and San Mateo! Most games will be held in San Mateo with each team playing 1 game in RWC. This is a great opportunity to meet other players in the league, practice your skills in a totally fun and relaxed environment, and keep your skating fresh over the long holiday and new years break.

We’ll be fielding 4 mixed-level teams and we’ll take care of creating the teams, so all you have to do is show up and skate.


The Details

• Spots are available on a first come, first served basis, up to 52 skaters (maximum of 13 skaters per team). The tournament is available to NCWHL skaters in the Winter 2018/19 season.

• The games will be held on Friday December 28, Saturday December 29, and Sunday December 30. Each skater will get 4 games. The tentative schedule includes round robin games early evening Friday and mid-day and evening on Saturday and a consolation and championship game mid-morning on Sunday.

• We will play at the Nazareth Ice Oasis rink in Redwood City and San Mateo.  FYI, Ice Oasis is also hosting beginner and intermediate tournaments for their co-ed Rec leagues.

• Players should bring both their dark and light NCWHL jerseys.

• The cost is $140, paid directly to Ice Oasis on the day of your first game (cash, check, and credit cards accepted).

• You can designate ONE player as your tournament “buddy” and you’ll be guaranteed to be on the same team as that person.


Goalies

We also need goalies (and goalies play free)! If you’re interested please indicate “Goalie” in the Google Form.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Sign Up

Please fill out this Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/s1rlj8IfssAKe7dt1

We’ll send you an email confirming your spot, and will try to get the rosters posted at least 1 week prior to the tournament.


 

Hockey 101: Beginners Welcome!

So, you’ve never given a single thought to the idea of playing ice hockey. Maybe you’ve been ice skating a couple of times in the past. Maybe you’re a fan of watching the pros on TV. But playing?? No. Way. What if we were to convince you otherwise? NCWHL offers many resources for women to get introduced to the sport. Let us convince you!

Give Hockey a Try Day

If you’re able to join us for our bi-annual GHATD (Give Hockey a Try Day), this is a fantastic way to get over the jitters with little commitment to purchasing gear or registering for a season. This super fun event is held at San Mateo Ice Oasis. For a small registration fee, our League provides full gear plus a little bit of light on-ice coaching. Then all skaters and goalies participate in a low-key fun scrimmage to end the evening! Most skaters that participate in this event have never played before and few have much skating experience. If that sounds like you, send us a message!

Learn more about GHATD >
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Gear Sale

You attended GHATD and now you’re hopelessly HOOKED. Getting geared up for hockey can be an expensive venture, especially if you’re not sure what to get, how to fit it, what size to wear… Let our experts help you! Our League volunteers hold a Gear Sale after each GHATD and sells gently used gear for a small fraction of the cost of buying new. It makes getting started so much easier!

Contact Our Gear Coordinator >

Beginner Division

Ready to go? You tried hockey at GHATD. You got geared up. You’re ready for the next step, but you’re worried about not knowing anything about hockey, much less how to skate. Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! NCWHL’s Green Division accepts all skaters and goalies at the beginner level from little experience to none at all. Our coaches will show you the ropes from skating, to stick-handling, to game rules. All games in Green Division are coached, too! Green offers a fun and supportive environment for complete beginners to flourish.

Contact Green Division Coordinator >
More Info About Green Division >

Need More Info on Getting Started?

Visit our “Getting Started” page to learn everything you need to do to get registered and start scoring goals!

Getting Started >

 

NCWHL Gives Back: Holiday Donation Drive

NCWHL is committed to serving our local community. Through donations, volunteer hours, and drives, we’ve been able to support children, families, and neighborhoods. We aim to participate in 2-3 drives and 5-6 community events annually. Our volunteers help represent us to the community as a group that wants to give back. If you are an organization that is looking for volunteers or a League member with a volunteer suggestion, please feel free to email us at ncwhl.community@gmail.com


Upcoming Events:

NCWHL Holiday Donation Drive

The NCWHL Holiday Donation bin will be set up in San Mateo this week! We are collecting Amazon wish list items, monetary donations, and supply donations for Girls Garage in Oakland. Girls Garage empowers girls by giving them hands on carpentry, engineering, and technology skills. We’re so excited to partner with such an amazing organization!

Please be sure to send me an email if you donate or if you have any questions at ncwhl.community@gmail.com. The drive will run through Monday, December 17. There are many ways to give, so please consider supporting this great cause. Here’s how:

– Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/7nJWDEY
– Online monetary donation: http://girlsgarage.org/support/donate/
– Girls Garage has provided us with a wish list of material for the bin listed below:

  • Home Depot or Amazon gift cards
  • Sharpies (black, colors, thick/thin)
  • Paint pens
  • All-purpose cleaning sprays
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Printer paper
  • Colored cardstock paper
  • Drum-liner (55 gallon) garbage bags
  • Expo markers (dry-erase)
  • Pencils, regular and mechanical
  • Eraser caps
  • Masking tape
  • Duct tape
  • Sandpaper sheets

The bin will be set up by the rink office. Please make sure to indicate that your contribution is for the NCWHL donation drive if you donate online! Thanks so much and reach out with any questions!

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Past Events:

November: Sunday Friends – Street Hockey

Sunday, November 11 2:30 PM
Santee Elementary
1313 Audubon Drive
San, Jose, CA 95122
Sign Up: https://goo.gl/forms/5BFYgQhRBdnNi62A3