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What The Women of Winteris All About

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It all started at an outdoor rink in downtown Toronto…

The Women of Winter was founded in 2005 by Deirdre Norman to facilitate the grassroots growth of the women’s hockey game in Toronto, Canada. We have become a global community reaching across borders and continents to bridge cultures while playing the best game. T.W.O.W. supports and promotes women hockey players of all ages and skill levels, from those playing shinny at local outdoor rinks, to our elite women hockey players. T.W.O.W. activities include trips to international hockey tournaments, teaching hockey skills, supporting youth programs, advocating for equal ice time for women players (regardless of level), and the legendary annual outdoor women’s shinny tournament held in Toronto since 2006. We pride ourselves in changing the world, one rink at a time!

T.W.O.W. Team


Deirdre Norman #13

Founder and Empress of Ice at T.W.O.W. Hockey, Deirdre  laced up her skates at the age of 45 after seeing how much fun her son was having on the ice. Her first time on the ice was a knockout to say the least, but she fell in love with the game anyway and has been faithful ever since. An advocate for the women’s game, Deirdre works on the premise that if we build a big enough and strong enough community we will change the world, one rink at a time.

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