Stena Line Belfast Giants to take part in EIHL first Pride Weekend

The Elite Ice Hockey League is thrilled to announce it is partnering
with the ‘You Can Play’ Project to organise the league’s first Pride Weekend!

As a league, the EIHL is committed to ensuring equality, respect, and safety for all athletes, fans, staff, and volunteers without regard to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This season, Friday 24 – Sunday 26 January 2020 will be designated as EIHL Pride Weekend to promote that message as one league.

“Several of our teams have held their own individual events during
past seasons, but I am delighted that we’ll carry this important message across
the EIHL,” said Elite League Chairman Tony Smith. “We are very proud
to have a diverse fanbase across ice hockey in the UK. Our fans showed at the
Playoff Finals Weekend that inclusivity is something they value in our sport,
and we want everyone to feel welcome whenever they’re in our arenas or
attending our events.”

Ryan Pettengill, Executive Director of You Can Play added: “You Can Play is proud to be a part of the Elite Ice Hockey League’s ongoing work to promote inclusion in and around the sport of hockey. The EIHL and You Can Play partnership sends an important message to athletes, coaches, and fans throughout the UK and beyond about how important this work is in creating a safe and healthy sports culture for all.”

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are delighted to host our own Pride celebrations in our Elite League match against Glasgow Clan at The SSE Arena on Saturday 25th. The Giants will then travel the following day to play Guildford Flames on Sunday 26th at Guildford Spectrum!

Pride Weekend Fixtures:

Friday 24 January
Dundee Stars vs. Glasgow Clan

Saturday 25 January
Belfast Giants vs. Glasgow Clan
Fife Flyers vs. Cardiff Devils
Nottingham Panthers vs. Guildford Flames
Sheffield Steelers vs. Manchester Storm

Sunday 26 January
Cardiff Devils vs. Nottingham Panthers
Coventry Blaze vs. Sheffield Steelers
Glasgow Clan vs. Fife Flyers
Guildford Flames vs. Belfast Giants
Manchester Storm vs. Dundee Stars

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