ABOUT the EVENT
Join the UBC Thunderbirds of Canadian University Sport (USPORT) for their Home Opener and an exclusive Skills Clinic on October 6th, 2018, in support of the Grindstone Award Foundation. The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness for the Grindstone Award Foundation, a Registered Canadian Charity, with the mission to provide financial support for female hockey players in need.
This is an opportunity to learn from the best and participate in a private skills session run by the current student athletes of the Thunderbirds. Afterwards, listen and learn tips and tricks during Chalk Talk from players who know what it takes to compete at the highest levels.
After increasing your knowledge base, watch the Thunderbirds players you’ve met compete on the ice in their game against the Canada Wests Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Space is very limited! We will only accept the first 40 players due to capacity. First come, first serve. Registration deadline is October 1st, so please register ASAP to guarantee your spot.
This event is open to all female hockey players between the ages of 7 and 16, players will be grouped according to skill levels. Registration fee of $75 covers a 75 min on-ice skills clinic, a meet and greet with the UBC Thunderbird players, locker room tour, Thunderbird Hotstove Q & A and ticket to the game. Proceeds will be donated by the Thunderbirds to the Charity.
During the event, stop by our Grindstone Award Foundation table to say hi and find out more about our cause. We’ll have apparel for sale and will accept donations.
The UBC Thunderbirds are proud to support the Grindstone Award Foundation – knowing they are a newly formed grassroots movement and one of the only charities across Canada specifically supporting female hockey. If you are interested in supporting the Grindstone Award Foundation, please reach out to us.
If you have any questions please e-mail [email protected].
* Photos courtesy of Rich Lam Photo
ABOUT the THUNDERBIRDS & USPORTS
The rebranded USPORTS (formally CIS/SIC) hosts 36 female hockey programs across Canada, UBC is the only member located in the province of British Columbia. USPORTS Programs attract motivated student-athletes who are eligible to gain scholarship to compete for their respective programs while furthering their education. In recent years The UBC Thunderbird Women’s Hockey Program has been able to pair its stellar academics with a nationally ranked hockey program, winning Canada West Championships in 2013, 2016 & 2017.
WEEKEND event SCHEDULE
1:30 pm Registration at Grindstone Booth
2:00 pm Puck Drop vs Lethbridge Pronghorns
5:15 pm Dressing Room Tour & Autographs
5:45 pm Thunderbird Hotstove: Q & A
6:45-8:00 pm On-Ice Skills Session