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The Coachella Valley LGBTQ+ Hockey Association is proud to present the first-ever Greater Palm Springs International LGBT Hockey Tournament to be held on March 23–26, 2023 at Acrisure Arena, Berger Foundation Iceplex in Palm Desert. Teams from all over North America will participate in this one-of-a-kind event to showcase that hockey is for everyone and bring athletes to our beautiful, thriving community for a weekend of fun and friendship.

The tournament is presented by our very own Coachella Valley Firebirds American Hockey League professional team and will feature two teams from the local area, the Coachella Valley Roadrunners, sponsored by Hunters Nightclub and the Coachella Valley Coyotes, sponsored by The Barracks. The event is also very proud to welcome a national Trans Team that will be participating in the tournament. Events are planned for each day including a welcome night on Thursday, March 23rd at Hunters Nightclub in Palm Springs and a tournament celebration party at the Barracks on Saturday, March 25. A complete program of events, schedule and tournament details may be found on the Events page of Gay Desert Guide [here].. The CV LGBTQ+ Hockey Association welcomes all advocates and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community to join in on this exciting event.

The Coachella Valley LGBTQ+ Hockey Association is a not-for-profit group whose mission is to introduce hockey to the LGBTQ+ community and enjoy the great game of hockey in a safe and inclusive space. It is also committed to being a resource for other hockey leagues or teams to help educate players, coaches and parents while also challenging homophobia and transphobia and ensure that hockey truly is for everyone. Go to for more information.

Be a part of history and support LGBTQ+ hockey in Coachella Valley! Bid now on a limited edition game quality Coachella Valley Firebirds Pride Jersey signed by the ENTIRE 2022/2023 inaugural team. A similar jersey has sold for thousands. Check in today to see where the bidding is and get your piece of Coachella Valley Firebirds history with a pride flair! Bidding closes on March 26.

Be a sponsor! Sponsors play such an important role with emerging community organizations. We have some terrific partners and sponsors that have already supported us and we are incredibly grateful for their support. We are also continuing to work hard to secure additional tournament and association partners. So, if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the tournament or our association please reach out to