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Kicking Ice : A Graphic Novel About Women's Hockey

A project in Tampa, FL by Stephanie Phillips

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Kicking Ice is Graphic Novel about two 10-year-old girls, Skye and Bella, who dream of playing professional ice hockey.
Backers: 779
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $35,544 of $17,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Mar 8th (43 days)
Project By: Stephanie Phillips
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Latest News

Stickers Unlocked!

March 7th - via:
33K and 711 backers? You know what that means... STICKERS!  All physical orders of Kicking Ice will come with a free Thunder logo sticker to help you cheer on Bella and Skye.  We have 25 hours left to hit our next stretch goal. At 35K we will... (Read More)

3 Days, 2 New Stretch Goals

March 5th - via:
With three days left in the campaign, we have met our third stretch goal! This means that all copies of Kicking Ice will come with added pages filled with information about the history of women's hockey, as well as artwork from the desks of our... (Read More)

Amanda Conner Cover Reveal!

March 3rd - via:
With just 5 days left in the campaign, we have an extremely exciting cover reveal. Known for her work with Marvel, Image, and DC Comics, such as her most recent run on Harley Quinn, it is an honor to have artist Amanda Conner create a cover for... (Read More)

600+ Backers!

March 2nd - via:
We are honored to have over 600 members of the Kicking Ice community! As a thank you, here is a sneak peak at page one from Kicking Ice:  Kicking Ice Page 1 We are very close to hitting our next stretch goal (adding a section of bonus women's hockey... (Read More)

Kickstarter Live with Sophia Agostinelli of the NWHL

February 28th - via:
We are excited to announce that tomorrow night at 5:00PM ET we will be hosting a special live event with Connecticut Whale forward, Sophia Agostinelli. Sophia will join the Kicking Ice creative team to answer your questions about all things CT Whale... (Read More)

Friends of Kicking Ice

February 26th - via:
The Kicking Ice team is really lucky to know some awesome comic creators helping contribute to this project. We want to give a shoutout to some other amazing projects currently on Kickstarter from creators who have helped support Kicking Ice. ... (Read More)

Mystery Stretch Goal Revealed

February 25th - via:
Thanks to all of your help, we have just hit our second stretch goal! This means that all hardcover copies of Kicking Ice will be upgraded to a fancy spot varnished cover. All physical copies of Kicking Ice will come with an illustrated, numbered,... (Read More)


February 22nd - via:
Gold for Team USALast night's gold medal game was a whirlwind of emotions. Coming from a 2-1 deficit in the second period, the US sent the game to sudden death overtime with a goal from Monique Lamoureux with under seven minutes left in the game. ... (Read More)


February 19th - via:
Our community is now over 500 backers strong! That's the most kick ice news I could think of.  We now have more backers than the number of Dalmatians in that one Disney movie. More backers than the number of red balloons in that catchy German song.... (Read More)

Kick Ice Manicures! (New Reward Levels)

February 16th - via:
Fully funded? Crushed it!  First stretch goal unlocked? DONE! New amazing merch thanks to the amazing and creative team at Espionage Cosmetics? Nailed it!  Kicking Ice has partnered with Espionage Cosmetics to bring you a customized manicure that... (Read More)

Olympic Hockey and NWHL All-Star Game

February 11th - via:
For those of you who were not up at 2:40am ET, the USWNT played their first game of the Olympics against Finland and came away with a 3-1 win. Outshooting Finland 42-24, goaltender Maddie Rooney made 23 saves and Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.),... (Read More)

Kicking Ice in the News

February 10th - via:
We are so honored to be featured by a number of different news outlets. If you want to learn more about Kicking Ice and the creators behind the story, here are a few links to  check out:  Kicking Ice writer and creator, Stephanie Phillips, appeared... (Read More)


February 6th - via:
WE! ARE! FUNDED!     Thank you to all of you for helping us reach our funding goal in only 13 days. Our entire team is extremely appreciative of your support! But, we aren't done yet.  That's right: STRETCH GOALS!  Kicking Ice Stretch Goals Our... (Read More)

The *Coolest* Wristbands Ever!

February 5th - via:
These wristbands are so cool (pun intended)! When you stretch the bands, they turn to ice.   You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00   Get your own Kicking Ice wristband with... (Read More)

Kick Ice Recommendations

February 4th - via:
Part of what makes our project unique is the community that has reached out to help support this book in a plethora of different ways. From our social media champions, to other creators and even athletes, Kicking Ice is only possible with the support... (Read More)

Beauts vs. Riveters, Cover B

February 3rd - via:
Anyone else watching this Beauts versus Riveters game today? With first period goals by Packer (Rivs) and Scamurra (Beauts), we predict an exciting next two periods!   With today's matchup, we thought it was the perfect time to reveal our second... (Read More)

Meet the Team, Part 2

February 2nd - via:
More than 250 backers and 70% funded! We can only imagine this is how good Lisa Chesson from the Buffalo Beauts felt scoring the game winning goal in a shootout against the Boston Pride last weekend. What a BEAUTiful goal.  As we continue our look... (Read More)

Houston, We Have Wristbands!

January 31st - via:
Over 60% funded and selected as a featured project by Kickstarter... Not a bad Wednesday at all! We are just so excited that we thought we would show off some Kicking Ice swag.  You have probably noticed that most of our pledge levels come with a... (Read More)

Meet the Team, Part 1

January 31st - via:
200+ backers and 59% funded! Our team is incredibly grateful for our continuously growing Kicking Ice community. You all rock! The team behind Kicking Ice is dedicated to creating a story by hockey fans for hockey fans. We would like to acquaint you... (Read More)

Time to Kick Ice!

January 26th - via:
First off, we would like to say thank you to all of you for supporting this campaign! In less than two days we are already over 30% funded and our Kicking Ice team has grown to over 120 backers. That is AMAZING!  As we progress, we are excited to... (Read More)

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