APRIL 9-11, 2020

Halifax + Dartmouth

Nova Scotia


The Female Hockey Festival is an annual year-end event hosted by Hockey Nova Scotia for female hockey players of all levels and ages, whether they are registered in the game or not. Players from IP to Midget are invited to participate in games throughout the weekend, with any level of experience.

For the first time ever, the 2020 Female Hockey Festival is coordinating with the IIHF Women’s World Championships to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Players are invited to cheer on Team Canada and take the ice themselves during this fun-filled weekend for hockey players and their friends and families.

In partnership with Hockey Canada, participants signing up for the tournament will also be able to secure tickets for themselves and up to to 3 friends or family members with them to the IIHF Women's World Championship semifinals, bronze medal game, and gold medal game in the upper bowl. 


This exclusive ticket package, not yet on sale to the public, is also discounted by nearly 25% to make this event available to as many female hockey players in Nova Scotia as possible.

Join us for a weekend of hockey, including:


  • Play 2 full-ice games with officials 

  • IP and Novice play 2 half-ice games

  • Sign up with friends, teammates, or as an individual 


  • Sit in the upper bowl in an exclusive section for female hockey players, their friends, and families

  • Bring up to 3 additional friends or family members with you to all 4 games


  • Receive apparel designed for Female Festival participants only commemorating the IIHF Women's World Championships and the 2020 Female Festival


  • Any female hockey player in Nova Scotia can register as an individual and will be placed on a team with players of appropriate age and skill levels. 

  • If you are traveling with a group or have a friend or sibling you would like to play with, you can provide their information so that you're registered for the same team.

  • Players purchasing a ticket can also add on up to 3 additional tickets for friends and family to attend the semi-final, bronze, and gold medal games.

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 8th

  • This is for team managers or contacts to submit rosters for teams wishing to play together.

  • Teams can be existing, regular season teams or can be entirely new teams of friends formed for this event.

  • All players will have to first register as an individual. 

Total cost for players to register for the

2020 Female Hockey Festival and

attend the semi-finals, bronze,

and gold medal games:


Cost to register per player

for the 2020 Female Hockey Festival

Cost to add each ticket to attend the semifinals, bronze, and gold medal games

Players adding a ticket on to their registration can also bring up to 3 additional friends and family members with them to all 4 games for an additional $95 per ticket.



Our objective in bringing the 2020 Female Hockey Festival together with the IIHF Women's World Championships is to make hockey accessible to as many girls in the province as possible.
Thanks to the support of our partners Support4Sport, we are also able to ensure the cost of registration and tickets are not a barrier for participants.



Thursday, April 9


the top 4 teams in the IIHF Women's World Championship compete in two semi-final games on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Friday, April 10


in the 2020 Female Hockey Festival on Friday morning.

Female Festival Games: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 11


in the 2020 Female Hockey Festival all day on Saturday.

Female Festival Games: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Semi-final #1: 3:30 pm

Semi-final #2: 7:30 pm


while you watch the Bronze and gold medal games Friday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Bronze Medal: 3:30 pm

Gold Medal: 7:30 pm

Complete detailed schedules for the 2020 Female Hockey Festival, including game times and location, will be posted by March 23rd.

Please note, the registration deadline is March 8th.



Games for the 2020 Female Hockey Festival will be held at across two locations:

RBC Centre

259 Commodore Drive

Dartmouth, NS

B3B 0M1

Cole Harbour Place

51 Forest Hills Parkway

Cole Harbour, NS 

B2W 6C6




Can I add tickets after submitting my registration?

No. In order to ensure that teams, friends, and families are all seated together, all tickets must be processed at the same time.

What if I have never played hockey before?

You're welcome to come join us during the female festival even if you have never played before, but all players must have a full set of equipment in order to participate. If you are looking for an introductory hockey experience, check this site in April as we will be announcing some exciting opportunities for players brand new to the sport.

How can I get tickets for the IIHF games for my coaches or manager?

Each player can bring an additional 3 friends, family members, coaches or managers. If you need more tickets than this to make sure your coach or manager can come with you, please email us at payments@hockeynovascotia.ca.

Can girls playing in minor hockey attend?

Yes. Girls playing in minor hockey can sign up as an individual and be assigned to a team that matches their age and skill level.

How will I get my tickets for the semifinal and medal games?

Tickets can be picked up at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax during the afternoon of Thursday, April 9th. We will have a special ticket pick-up area for 2020 Female Hockey Festival participants.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have a question related to registering for the Female Hockey Festival, please email hockey2020legacy@gmail.com. For questions related to payment information, contact payments@hockeynovascotia.ca. For questions related to the logistics of the 2020 Female Hockey Festival, contact bmacphee16@gmail.com.

What games can I attend if I purchase a ticket?

For $95, you will attend two semi-final games on Thursday evening as well as the bronze and gold medal games on Friday. One ticket purchase = access to all four games. Yes, this is a really good deal! With each player registering, you can add up to a max of four ticket packages.

How can I access the financial support provided by Support4Sport?

We are able to cover the cost of tickets for players experiencing financial barriers that might otherwise prevent them from participating. To have the ticket discount applied, check the box on the individual registration form. In this instance, we would only apply the tournament registration fee to this player's registration ($40) ,with the ticket cost ($95) covered by Support4Sport. If the cost of registration ($40) presents a barrier, please email hockey2020legacy@gmail.com.

Are there any discounts available for hotels while in Halifax?

Yes. Hockey Canada has provided access for Female Festival participants to access discounted hotel rates. Please visit: https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/national/2019-20/more/accommodations

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