1. It’s Michigan’s first time hosting
This is the fourth Women’s World Championship being hosted in the United States — let alone the first time it’s coming to Michigan.
2. It’s a global draw
Some of the best teams from around the world will be in town. The participating nations this year will be: United States, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany.
3. Glimpse your 2018 Olympians
The tournament is the latest world championship behind held before the 2018 Olympics in South Korea — and metro Detroit may be closer for you than a trip to Pyeongchang. Your next shot to see these fierce females may be on TV.
4. Plymouth has plenty to entertain
The quaint township of Plymouth is a great place to spend your downtime during the tournament. Check out its restaurants, like French Toast for breakfast, or Compari’s on the Park for dinner with a view of Kellogg Park. If you’re traveling with kids, spend some time unplugging and reconnecting at the 3&UP Board Game Lounge. For adult fun, visit the Liberty Street Brewing Company, or check out live music on the weekend nights at Plymouth Coffee Bean.
5. Take a day trip to Detroit
Detroit is about a half-hour drive from the USA Hockey Arena, so a day trip to the city is definitely doable. If you’re not sure how to spend it, check out our Detroit Bucket List for the ultimate roundup of all the best experiences The D has to offer. Be sure to download The D Discount Pass for 20 percent off admission at participating attractions. And if you’re still in the area on April 7, Detroit Tigers Opening Day is practically a local holiday.