Brampton to Host International Women’s Hockey Competition for the First Time in Over Two Decades.
February 22, 2023 – Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) have announced that Brampton will be the host city of the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
The prestigious international competition will take place from April 5-16, bringing top female hockey players from 10 countries to the Greater Toronto Area for the first time since 2000.
The CAA Centre, one of the busiest and most versatile sports and entertainment complexes in the GTA, will be the host venue for all 31 games of the championship. The Centre features four NHL size rinks, including a spectator bowl with a seating capacity of 5,000. The 2023 Women’s World Championship is expected to draw over 100,000 fans and generate an economic impact of more than $10 million for the Peel Region.
The OWHA will also host its own provincial tournament over the final weekend of the event, which will bring more than 15,000 female hockey players to the Brampton area. Concurrent hockey educational programs will be delivered to develop coaches, officials, and players, ensuring that the legacy programming of the 2023 Women’s World Championships contributes to building the credibility of girls and women’s hockey.
As Canada’s pre-eminent hockey hosting nation, Hockey Canada is committed to continuing its status by broadcasting all games on TSN to a worldwide audience of more than 10 million viewers.
Brampton, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing cities, represents the fabric of Canada’s diverse, cultural community. It is integral that the event incorporates a legacy strategy to feel the impact for years to come. In collaboration with the OWHA and its associations, a request of $250,000 was approved by the Committee of Council on February 22, in addition to a previously approved $50,000 for a total support of $300,000.
The 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship promises to be an exciting and dynamic event, bringing together the top female hockey players from around the world to compete for gold and celebrate the top female hockey players in the world.