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Blaze link with Coventry Pride

As part of the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Pride Weekend (in partnership with You Can Play), the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze will host their first Pride game against the Sheffield Steelers on Sunday 26th January 2020 at the Skydome Arena (5.30pm).

The Elite League and the Coventry Blaze are committed to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, fans, staff and volunteers without regard to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and will be proud to promote that message as one over the weekend.

The Coventry Blaze are pleased to confirm that Coventry Pride will help support the event and will work in partnership with the club moving forwards. This will include having their logo on the front of our special Pride jerseys, having a presence on our social media in the run-up to the event and also being well-represented at the game itself.  

Coventry Pride run LGBT+ events throughout the year, providing a safe place for our LGBT+ community in Coventry.

After announcing plans to move Coventry Pride to Broadgate (Lady Godiva Square) 13-14th June, it’s set to be the biggest Coventry Pride yet in 2020.

In addition to the annual Pride weekend, other events, community groups etc. run throughout the year and you can find out more about these and how you can support Coventry Pride via:

Media and Marketing Manager of the Coventry Blaze, Craig Summerton said, “As a club who are heavily involved and committed to contributing in the local community, we are really pleased to have the support of Coventry Pride and look forward to being able to help highlight the fantastic work that they have been doing to promote inclusivity and diversity in the city over the past six years!”

Coventry Pride's Chair, Board of Trustees, Martin Pink commented, "Coventry Pride are pleased to be working with Coventry Blaze on their Pride game. It's refreshing to see prominent sports teams like Coventry Blaze leading the conversation on LGBT+ in sports. We're incredibly grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness and fundraise and can't wait to see everyone at the game!"