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Diversity at the Rink: Creating an inclusive hockey community


People claim that anyone can play, coach, or be a fan of hockey, but the truth is, there’s often a large gap between that statement and what actually goes on at the rink. Not everyone feels welcome, seen, heard, or a part of hockey.

At Women’s Hockey Life, our mission is to empower women and girls in hockey—ALL women and girls.

The hockey community is made up of people of all genders, races, sexualities, ages, and abilities and we want to make sure that you know what you’ve been told are your differences, are what make you a crucial part of our incredible and diverse hockey community.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all girls and women feel included, safe, and free to be who they are at the rink, and beyond. We’ve created Diversity at the Rink, an ongoing campaign that will inform, highlight, and represent everyone in the hockey community.



We will be featuring different aspects of the diversity within our hockey community, as well as featuring the people who make up our community through:

  • Informative articles
  • Guest interviews
  • Social media posts
  • WHL People story features
  • Highlighting the resources from people doing incredible work to make hockey more diverse
  • Tangible advice for everyone to do their part in creating a more inclusive hockey community


Listen, learn, and take action

Be a difference maker at your local rink by creating a more inclusive space for everyone

Share your story

Submit your story to WHL People where we share the stories of women in hockey.

Share on social using #DiversityAtTheRink.

Connect with us through any of our social channels to get involved.

Engage with Diversity at the Rink

Take action for the people in the hockey community by sharing posts on your social media, speaking to people at your local rink, and connecting with people in the women’s hockey community
 to make our game a more inclusive space.


We’ve got some exciting and important content on the horizon coming soon. Here’s what’s coming up:

  • A guide to ending racism at the rink
  • Player story: Coming out as a gay hockey player
  • Saroya Tinker: Fighting for change in hockey and beyond
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