Canada's first Save Pond Hockey event is coming to Stonewall, Manitoba, in February 2022. The event is part of the Climate and Sport Initiative, which shines a spotlight on the direct effect of climate change on the sports we love—and on our nation—and empowers us all to get in the game of preserving both.

Stonewall will transform Kinsmen Lake at Quarry Park into an outdoor hockey rink for the first time ever. The event will feature a Save Pond Hockey game with Hayley Wickenheiser and other top athletes, a shinny tournament, skills sessions and competitions, a hockey and sustainable items marketplace, family skating, beer garden, live music, and more.

CARHA Hockey is excited to support this initiative and join the conversation to inspire climate action alongside the Town of Stonewall, R.M. of Rockwood, Randy Frykas (Outdoor Hockey Club), Stonewall Minor Hockey, Stonewall Jets Hockey Club, and R.E.A.C.T.

Read more on page 17 of Stonewall Teulon Tribune.

The Climate and Sport Initiative uses sport as a platform to educate, engage and empower Canadians to protect our planet for future generations. The multi-year initiative will include a series of live and virtual public events and experiences, training and support to help athletes become climate ambassadors, and youth mentorship and engagement. It is led by GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group, and Leading Change Canada, funded in part by the Government of Canada, in partnership with the Clean Foundation, and championed by Hayley Wickenheiser.