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Inspire The Next at the National Ice Centre

Wednesday 22 March (4pm - 6.15pm)

Have you been inspired by your Great Britain heroes? You could be part of the next generation…

At this event at the National Ice Centre on Wednesday, there will be an ice hockey taster session on the ice and a talk off the ice from a variety of women about how they got involved in the sport, their achievements and what they enjoy most about their roles. Hear from GB players, media team members and sports therapists at this inspirational event! 

It’s part of the IIHF’s #InspireTheNext initiative which is showcasing the opportunities, strength, and global leadership of the women in the sport across the world.

After the on-ice activity, a series of short talks entitled ‘My Journey’ will be undertaken by various women involved in the sport…

–  Jodie Alderson-Smith – Great Britain Captain

–  Laura-Jo Bowler – Great Britain and Nottingham Panthers Sports Therapist

–  Sophie Rouse – Great Britain and Nottingham Panthers Social Media Lead

The provisional timetable for the event is below.

Time Activity
4pm - 4.15pm
Arrival and registration (meet in foyer)
4.15pm - 4.30pm
Change into skate and equipment
4.30pm - 5.30pm
On-ice Session Ice Hockey Taster
5.30pm - 5.45pm
5.45pm -6.15pm
"My Journey" Session - Females Within Ice Hockey Talk About Their Experiences
End of Session
Total Ice Time: 1 hour
  • 4pm - 6.15pm, Wednesday 22 March 2023