The Seattle Women’s Hockey Club strives to establish a welcoming environment for women to learn to skate and play ice hockey in an atmosphere of cooperation and competition.
Established in 1997, SWHC welcomes all women who want to play ice hockey. Our members have a wide range of hockey experience, from none at all to 20+ years. We have nearly 100 current members and we are growing all the time!
About Our Club:
The SWHC season runs from September through April each year. No previous skating or hockey experience is necessary to join the club. We start the year with skater evaluations and then assign players to teams in three tiers: novice, lower intermediate and upper intermediate. Each Monday we have structured practices, that convert to include scrimmages in the second half of the season. We have tiered games on Saturday evenings, where teams composed of players of similar skill level play against one another. Our tiered teams also compete in two tournaments during the season. We offer practice only and full club memberships. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Player Code of Conduct:
The following conduct guidelines are based on the premise that everyone participating in the Seattle Women’s Hockey Club (SWHC) is doing so voluntarily, and solely for the purpose of playing ice hockey. While ice hockey is a competitive sport, it is assumed that a spirit of cooperation and support will exist among the club members. Any SWHC participant who willfully performs any act that substantially interferes with or is detrimental to the orderly operation of the SWHC program shall be subject to discipline, suspension, or expulsion. Any such acts by participants on or off the ice at any time during the season constitute sufficient cause for discipline, suspension, or expulsion. Such acts shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Failure to demonstrate courtesy, fairness, and respect for other participants, spectators, coaches, board members, SWHC property, or other property.
- Creation of dissension among any members of the SWHC, including but not limited to slander, misrepresentation, or falsification.
- In cases where a conflict, complaint, or concern arises, failure to follow the steps outlined in the SWHC Grievance Policy.