SCORE 18: Almost Legal Skate Party

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Start Date: March 11, 2017
End Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 8:45 pm

Location: 870 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC - West End Community Centre

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The Score Party includes dancing, several bars (featuring bartenders wearing little more than a jockstrap and a smile!), and various shenanigans like a photo booth and other fun poppycock to be had. Oh yeah, there’s also ice skating.

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The Cutting Edges Hockey Club

Organizer of SCORE 18: ALMOST LEGAL SKATE PARTY (EARLY BIRD)

At the time, it seemed like a crazy idea: form a gay hockey team in Vancouver to compete in the 1994 Gay Games in New York. So how do you find gay hockey players?

Starting from scratch in late 1993/early 1994 meant putting up notices at the West End Community Centre and at Little Sisters’ Bookstore. It meant phoning friends, and friends of friends, some of whom hadn’t played in years, to persuade them to come out and play. It meant having to ‘come out of the closet’ twice: first, as a hockey player in the gay community and secondly, as a gay athlete among hockey players.

A sizable number of the former considered hockey to be such a bastion of heterosexism and homophobia that no self-respecting queer would be caught dead playing the sport. The latter were convinced that no homo could possibly play such a man’s sport. At least, that’s the way it seemed in 1994.

Despite the odds, we managed to pull together a team of eight players to participate in Unity ’94: Gay Games IV and Cultural Festival. During a mid-June heat wave in New York City, The Cutting Edges boarded the subway and travelled south to play in a rink on Coney Island, about 100 metres away from the famous parachute drop. In five games, the vastly outnumbered Cutting Edges managed to tie once.

All four losses were by relatively close scores. Oh yeah: we also had a great time.

The Cutting Edges became a registered society on March 10, 1998.

Our legal name is The Cutting Edges Gay Men’s Hockey Club of Vancouver.
We’re registered under the Society Act as Number S-38043 with the Registrar of Companies, Victoria, B.C.

There is lots to learn about us.. just ask.

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