Seattle Pride Classic 2023 "Save the Date"

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IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

VIEWING AND SOCIAL MEDIA:

Can spectators attend?
  • Yes! Friends, family, partners/spouses and all guests are absolutely welcome and encouraged to attend all games free of charge!!

Other key items to note:
  • Restrooms, including gender neutral restrooms (separate from the locker rooms), are available in the main lobby.
  • Food & Drinks: Starbucks, concessions, and 32 Bar & Grill will all be open throughout the weekend inside KCI. Outside food and drinks are also welcome.
    • Check the Iceplex website for hours and more info. KCI is a cashless facility.
  • Due to continued Northgate Station redevelopment, the temporary parking lot at 5th Ave & 106th St closed effective June 1. Complimentary parking for KCI is still available at adjacent lots all around Northgate Station. For more info & graphics, please visit the KCI website.

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

You can also watch all games live on LiveBarn!

Find Kraken Community Iceplex on the LiveBarn platform.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We want to see your photos and videos from throughout Seattle Pride Classic 2022! Whether you’re a player or spectator in the stands, tag us so we can share your experience!

@SEAPrideHockey
or use our official hashtag
#SeattlePrideClassic22

EXPERIENCE THE PRIDE RINK

Join us this weekend and experience the first-ever (in the US) Pride themed rink on Starbucks Rink. 

EVENT DETAILS

WHEN

Seattle Pride Hockey Association is proud to host Seattle Pride Classic 2022 on:
Saturday, June 18th (approximately 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) through Sunday, June 19th (approximately 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM), 2022.

WHERE

Seattle Pride Classic 2022 will be hosted at the Kraken Community Iceplex.

Games will be played on Starbucks Rink & Smartsheet Rink. Free parking is available on-site, and the Iceplex is easily accessible via the light rail (Northgate Station on Sound Transit’s 1 Line).

Address: 10601 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 | www.KrakenCommunityIceplex.com

 

DETAILS

TOURNAMENT STYLE

Seattle Pride Classic 2022 will include (at minimum) eight teams, split into two conferences (not divisions) including (up to) 13 skaters & 1 goaltender, per team.

  • This is a draft style tournament – players will self-rank their abilities & skills during registration.
  • Teams will be assembled – at minimum 14 days prior to the tournament – by the tournament committee to achieve a fair balance of skill, with the intent of keeping play competitive and fun.
  • Games will be 16 minutes in length per period, with a run clock for periods one & two, and a stop clock for period three. There will be a three minute warm up.
  • The tournament will follow all USA Hockey guidelines. A valid 2021-22/2022-23 USA Hockey membership is required for all players. To register, visit https://membership.usahockey.com/.

(SOLD OUT) PLAYER COSTS

$195.00 per player (skaters and goaltenders)

  • Includes four (4) game minimum per team, inclusive of championship or consolation game.
  • Includes Seattle Pride Classic 2022 commemorative tournament jersey and socks (jersey numbers issued randomly). Players will have the ability to customize jerseys with their name for a small cost through our partners at HockeyWolf.
  • Seattle Pride Classic 2022 Official Game Puck for every player.
  • Seattle Pride Hockey Association jersey patch for every player.
  • Individual player swag bags for all players, plus  giveaways, and Player of Pride prizes.
  • A chance to play in the All Stars of Pride marquee game.
  • DJ Lucky Strike and DJ Trunks will be spinning tunes all weekend long.
  • Snacks and light refreshments will be provided through the weekend.

PLANNING & EVENTS

SPECIAL GUESTS: ANDREW FERENCE & KURTIS GABRIEL

We are thrilled to welcome Kurtis Gabriel (left) and Andrew Ference (right) to Seattle Pride Classic 2022.

Both Kurtis and Andrew are current and former professional ice hockey players, respectively. 

Kurtis currently plays for Rockford IceHogs but is under contract with Chicago Blackhawks. Kurtis is well known as being the only player to ever use Pride Tape outside of designated NHL Pride Nights. His advocacy work for the local community earned him the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year with the Wild and Phantoms. If you follow Kurtis on Instagram, you will notice his advocacy for trans rights, breaking gender norms, speaking out against bullying, among other social impacts.

Andrew has long been a supporter of social change initiatives to help the environment, and he is also a big supporter of promoting equality and inclusion in the sports.

It comes as no surprise then that Ference became involved in a Kickstarter campaign for Pride Tape, a pro-quality hockey stick tape in rainbow colors which aims to show support for LGBTQ+ athletes.

An action shot of Kurtis Gabriel, and head shot of Andrew Ference

WELCOME MIXER

Seattle Pride Hockey Association will host a welcome mixer for all tournament players, friends, family, guests/spectators and volunteers. This is a great opportunity to meet other patrons, and start the weekend of fun!

Details:

  • Location: 32 Bar & Grill (inside the Iceplex, on the top floor)
  • Date/Time: June 17th, 7:00 PM
  • All attendees will be responsible for their own food and beverages.

NEW ADDITIONS!

ALL STARS OF PRIDE GAME

We’re incredibly excited to introduce the first ever All Stars of Pride game!

This marquee event will celebrate players who exemplify inclusivity, leadership and pride over the course of the tournament. Players will be nominated on by their tournament peers.

DJ's

We will have DJ Lucky Strike & Seattle Kraken’s very own, DJ Trunks, spinning tunes all weekend!

ACCOMMODATIONS

We’ll be partnering with Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Northgate. Our room rate will be $129 + fees/taxes.

This rate includes:

  • Full breakfast buffet with access to an outdoor courtyard for dining
  • Complimentary parking for locals who want to stay near the rink
  • Complimentary shuttle from/to the Link Light Rail Station
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from Kraken Community Iceplex (the hotel is 1.1 miles from KCI)
  • Secured access to the buffet lounge to store equipment/gear if desired.
  • Complimentary late check out at 1:00pm on Sunday.

Last Day to Book: Thursday, May 19, 2022

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2021 Highlights

Seattle Pride Classic 2021 testimonial