Event: 亞洲女子冰球挑戰賽 (Challenge Cup of Asia)
Date: 26-28 December 2013
Venue: 10/F, Megabox, Kowloon Bay

Hong Kong hosts First Women’s Ice Hockey Tournament For the first time the city hosts the IIHF sanctioned women’s event. Hong Kong Women’s National Team is preparing for challenges ahead. Four teams from Asia will be competing for the trophy during Dec 26-28, 2013, including Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. The event is sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and organized by the Hong Kong Ice Hockey Association (HKIHA).

During the past few years, women’s ice hockey has grown rapidly in the Asian region. Recognizing the potential of the sport in Asia, IIHF has inaugurated the Women’s CCOA Div I to raise ice hockey standard in the region. Developing women’s ice hockey with a view to encouraging greater participation of women’s national teams in IIHF World Championships is one of the key focus areas of the IIHF. This kind of large competition will also provide an elite hockey league platform for athletes to compete and encourage more exchanges between youth hockey in Asia. Hong Kong is chosen to be the first city hosting the tournament assuring the success of hockey development in Hong Kong.

國際冰球聯合會授權、香港冰球協會主辦、民政事務局(藝術及體育發展基金)及康樂及文化事務署資助的「亞洲女子冰球挑戰盃 -Div I」,於2013 年12 月26 至28 日假九龍灣MegaBox 溜冰場舉行;除了香港隊外,是次參加比賽的國家還有新加坡、泰國以及阿聯酋三支外隊。

冰球運動近年在亞洲地區發展迅速,日漸受到各地女子運動員的喜愛。國際冰聯重視亞洲地區的冰球發展,因而宣佈於香港舉辦首次「亞洲女子冰球挑戰盃 - Div I」,希望透過這種國際賽事提高亞洲地區的冰球水平,鼓勵區内女子冰球精英參與,進而帶動及促進亞洲與各地區的冰球交流,並肯定香港近年冰球發展。 賽事。

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