More than 5,000 attendees and athletes will visit Rochester this weekend at local hockey facilities across the county, including—Tim Hortons Iceplex. Rochester will play host to Premier Ice Prospects Roc City Girls Fest (October 27-29 and November 3-5), featuring 15 divisions and 174 teams.
“We are thrilled to continue hosting this event in the Rochester area year after year, especially in the newly renamed Tim Hortons Iceplex” said Brian Oliver, Tournament Director for Roc City Girls Fest. “Rochester’s hockey community has a long history and has become a hotbed for girls hockey in North America, fitting our vision of showcasing girls hockey on the national stage.”
“Participation of girls in ice hockey has grown significantly in recent years, and Rochester has become the hot bed of girls hockey in the United States, and Premier Ice Prospects has played an integral role in each of these cases,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of Tim Hortons Iceplex. “We thank the entire Premier team for their dedication to supporting the female athlete, and for selecting Rochester as the host community for what has become the most storied event in the world of girls ice hockey.”
“Sports tourism and events like the Roc City Girls Fest play a critical role in the vitality of the tourism and hospitality industry in Monroe County - an industry with an economic impact of more than $1 billion,” said Don Jeffries, President & CEO, Visit Rochester. “We are thrilled to welcome thousands of youth athletes and their families to Rochester for this event. While here for the competition, these visitors will stay in local hotels, dine at local restaurants, shop locally and further contribute to the economic impact of tourism.”
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the ROC City Girls Fest will generate a total economic impact of $6,434,422.
Premier Ice Prospects ROC City Girls Fest
October 27-29, 2023
November 3-5, 2023
Where: Tim Hortons Iceplex, Lakeshore Hockey and Sports Center, Rochester Ice Center, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, Scottsville Ice Arena, Paul Louis Arena, and Gene Polisseni Center
Tim Hortons Iceplex
2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623
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ABOUT PREMIER ICE PROSPECTS
Premier Ice Prospects was created with a passion and focus to provide female players the MOST Premier experiences and exposure opportunities. Director of Girls' Hockey, Kathy Pippy and her team have worked with hundreds of NCAA D1 and US & Canadian National team players over the past 15 years. Their passionate leadership, along with the best relationships in the game, will continue to guide the current and future prospects to the next level.