Come join the Bend Rapids for Girls Have The Edge, a super fun, all-girls event to learn about the joy and thrill of ice hockey! Visit with coaches and other female players. Try on the gear. Pair up with an adult female mentor. Hit the ice in a safe environment!
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1
Where: The Pavilion, in Bend
Experience Level: No experience required!
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10:00 - 11:00 Check In and Gear Fitting
11:00 - 2:00 On Ice Practice with Bend Rapids Coaches
Intro to Hockey Fundamental Skills and fun games
If your daughter has her own hockey equipment please plan to bring it. If not, no worries. We will have equipment at the event she can use.
Please have your daughter wear clothing that will be comfortable under hockey gear. Something that is not too bulky.
Hat and a change of clothes for afterwards. She may be sweaty after the practice.
*Please keep weather in mind since this is an outdoor event.
Playing hockey is super fun! You get to skate fast, score goals and be part of a team.
Everyone in the hockey community loves when new people learn to play, especially girls who help increase the diversity of the sport.
Studies have shown that girls who play hockey are stronger and more confident than their peers which lasts into adulthood.
The Rapids are committed to contributing to an inclusive community in Central Oregon and we believe deeply in the value of gender and racial diversity to the future of the greatest sport on earth, hockey.
Being part of a hockey team with the Bend Rapids or Bend Parks and Rec builds connections to the entire community.
Hockey is a valuable cross-training experience for girls who play any other sport, but specifically soccer or lacrosse because of the similar team structures, the passing/defensive/scoring skills needed, and the athletic endurance required.
Girls who play hockey show up stronger on the field in their other sports.
Playing on a co-ed hockey team builds confidence that shows up as leadership and experience on all-girls sports teams.
Photo by Kimberly Teichrow (www.kimberlyteichrow.com)
We offer teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U AA, and 18U levels for seasons that begin in October and run through March. Players travel to Portland, Sherwood, Eugene, Medford and Klamath Falls for games and tournaments with other youth hockey leagues in the state. Some regional events are also held out of state. Fees to participate vary at each level. Scholarships are available to ensure that every child in Central Oregon has access to playing the incredible sport of hockey.