Esso Fun Day meant to in­tro­duce girls to hockey

The News (New Glasgow) - - SPORTS -

MOUNT WIL­LIAM — Girls who want to try hockey or fe­male hockey for the first time are in­vited to a free Esso Fun Day tak­ing place at the Pic­tou County Well­ness Cen­tre.

Fundy High­land Fe­male Hockey will host the event on Sept. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. It will con­sist of a one-hour on-ice ses­sion with a fo­cus on ba­sic skills and hockey con­cepts, and a one-hour off-ice ses­sion with a fo­cus on team build­ing and an in­tro­duc­tion to ba­sic hockey rules and ter­mi­nol­ogy.

Esso Fun Days is aimed at fa­mil­iar­iz­ing begin­ners with fe­male hockey and its ba­sic skills at no cost to the first-time par­tic­i­pant. The fo­cus of the pro­gram is to in­tro­duce hockey in a fun, pos­i­tive and non-threat­en­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Par­tic­i­pants will need to have full gear (hel­met, skates, shin pads, chest pro­tec­tor, el­bow pads, gloves, neck guard, pants, socks and stick). Jer­seys will be sup­plied by Hockey Canada. The pro­gram is de­signed for girls who are mi­nor hockey age (four and up).

To reg­is­ter, visit https://goo.gl/ forms/qyPr297qgSl5Bb5E2. Dead­line to reg­is­ter is Sept. 15.

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