Want to contribute to The Ice Garden? Here’s how!

We’re looking for writers, photographers, editors, and more.

It’s free agent season in women’s hockey and at The Ice Garden! We’re looking to add to new contributors to our roster.

We’re looking for all kinds of different people to join us — writers, editors, photographers. If you love women’s hockey or want to learn more about it, there’s probably a place for you at TIG.

Here’s how to apply:

Please use this Google Form (also below).

Writers: We’re looking for anyone who wants to cover women’s hockey, regardless of experience. If you’re just starting out, that’s okay! You don’t need to live in a city with a team in it either. We want passionate folks who have a voice and are looking for a platform to share their work.

We cover a wide range of leagues, but we are especially looking for NCAA, CWHL, U Sports, and SDHL. We’re always looking for stats-minded people too. Want to write about something else — anything else — in women’s hockey? Pitch me!

At the end of the form you’ll see a request for writing samples. We’d prefer to see sports content (bonus if women’s sports or even women’s hockey!), but don’t worry if you don’t have something like that! Send something that will give us a feel for your writing.

If you don’t have a link available, please email your sample to michellejay203[at]gmail.com with the subject “TIG Application”

Photographers: Similarly, please either include a link or a send a link to a portfolio of your best images to michellejay203[at]gmail.com with the subject “TIG Application”. Experience with sports — and hockey — is most preferred.

Copy editors: Just mark any sample/portfolio fields “n/a”! We’ll contact you.

Don’t fit any of those? Check ‘other.’ Send me an email with the subject line “TIG Application” with your thoughts, ideas, or pitch.


Wow, this sounds like so much fun, but I’m really new to women’s hockey. Can I still join?

A lot of our staff are people who were new to women’s hockey and wanted to learn more about it. We have a great mix of people who have been covering women’s hockey for years and some who are brand new to it, but if you’re someone who’s eager to learn more about a team or a league, you shouldn’t let that stop you from applying. We can help with any questions you might have. #GrowtheGame

I don’t live in a city where a women’s hockey team plays. Can I still join?

Absolutely. If you’re applying to be a photographer, it’s probably best that you’re at least within driving distance of a team or rink for one of our main teams, but you can write, edit, and design remotely — going to games is not a requirement (though if you DO live near a team and want to go to games, we have several writers who do go to games on a regular basis).

How often do writers contribute?

We ask our writers to try and write twice a month. You are welcome to do more than that, but we also understand sometimes life happens. As long as you communicate with us about your schedule, we can work something out.

Is there a question you have that isn’t answered here?

Send Michelle an email at michellejay203[at]gmail.com.