Kicking Ice : A Graphic Novel About Women's Hockey

Created by Stephanie Phillips

Kicking Ice is about two young, female hockey players, Bella and Skye, learning to play hockey and dreaming of one day playing in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). Unfortunately, Bella and Skye deal with bullies who think that playing hockey isn’t for girls. Of course, Bella and Skye prove that kicking ice isn’t just for boys. This project is a celebration of women in sports and the amazing progress of the many pioneers who are helping to make professional women's hockey a reality.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Jack Eichel Giveaway
14 days ago – Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 01:42:53 AM

Thanks to our friends at Dave and Adams in Buffalo, we were able to have Captain Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres sign some Kicking Ice swag! 

Jack Eichel with a copy of Kicking Ice
Jack Eichel with a copy of Kicking Ice

We are going to be giving away a signed puck and a signed copy of Kicking Ice to two lucky followers. To participate in this giveaway, you must first follow us on social media: 

Twitter: @KickingIce
Facebook.com/kickingice 
Instagram: @Kicking_Ice

Like and share our post about this contest and then respond with a comment about your favorite hockey memory. 

Contest Rules
Contest Rules

Winners will be announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) at 6pm EST. 

Thanks to Jack for his support of the book and we look forward to seeing your posts about your favorite hockey memories! 

Eichel signing Kicking Ice
Eichel signing Kicking Ice

Shipping Update + Sabres Surprise
20 days ago – Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:44:20 PM

Thank you all for sharing pictures of the books as you receive them! We are overwhelmed by the positive reactions and adorable photos you have shared with us. 

Kicking Ice Backer Photos
Kicking Ice Backer Photos

Shipping to backers is still ongoing, so don't worry if you have not received your order yet. The Thanksgiving holiday will pause shipping progress a bit as the team travels with family, but the shirts and jerseys will be the next set of orders to leave HQ. 

We also have some exciting announcements headed your way very soon. Stephanie and Jamie are involved in something top secret for the NWHL Goalie Development Camp taking place in Florida from December 14-16. 

And if one secret wasn't enough, we were also lucky enough to have a fan-favorite Buffalo Sabre autograph some Kicking Ice swag that we are going to give away from our social media accounts. 

Sabres-related announcement coming soon!
Sabres-related announcement coming soon!

Be sure to follow our social media accounts for information about the giveaway in the coming weeks! 

Twitter: @KickingIce 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KickingIce/

Kicking Ice Shipping on Monday!
about 2 months ago – Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 10:10:24 PM

We are very excited to announce that the Kicking Ice books will arrive at the Ominous Press headquarters this coming Monday! We will begin shipping them to backers as soon as they arrive.


SIGNINGS! 

If you're in the Buffalo area, you should stop by Pulp 716: Coffee & Comics in Tonawanda today (Oct. 20) from 4-8pm to meet writer Stephanie Phillips. Stephanie will be signing copies of both Kicking Ice and her recent horror series from Black Mask Studios, Devil Within. 

And for those who love Halloween as much as we do, Stephanie will be in Saratoga Springs next weekend on Oct. 27 from 12-4:30pm celebrating Halloween Comic Fest at The Comic Depot: https://www.facebook.com/events/2086422611687324/

Kicking Ice Stickers
Kicking Ice Stickers

We can't wait to start shipping books this coming week. We do have a very large number of books to ship, so please be patient with us as we begin the shipping process. We are so excited to get these books in your hands! Thank you all for your continued support of this project! 

Kicking Ice at NYCC!
2 months ago – Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 08:27:39 PM

Headed to NYCC next weekend? Kicking Ice is too! Debuting for the first time, the full 112 page hardcover edition of Kicking Ice will be available for purchase. Writer Stephanie Phillips will be at the Ominous Press/Sleeping Giant booth #1804 on Friday Oct. 5 from 3-5pm signing copies. 

Ominous Press NYCC Location
Ominous Press NYCC Location

Immediately following NYCC, shipping fulfillment for backers will begin. We are excited to get the book in your hands and look forward to seeing you in person at NYCC! 

Printing Update
3 months ago – Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 06:21:56 PM

I know you are all just as eager as we are to see Kicking Ice printed! The wait is coming to an end! Kicking Ice is with the printer and all pages have been individually reviewed for print. You will all be receiving over 100 pages of content. We are also preparing the digital files so that you will receive your digital copy of the book fairly soon. While the printer may take a few weeks to get the books sent our way due to the large order, we will begin shipping as soon as the books are in our possession. In the meantime, we will be wrapping up getting all of the bonus swag ready to go! 

Our entire team hopes you are as excited as we are to see this book in person! 

Kicking Ice is at the printer!
Kicking Ice is at the printer!
Kicking Ice Content
Kicking Ice Content