Women’s Sports Events To Look Forward To In 2023

It’s going to be an exciting year.

By Elisha Gunaratnam

2022 was an incredible year for women’s sports, and with the FIFA World Cup, T20 World Cup, and the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships taking place over the next 12 months, 2023 looks like it’s going to be another one for the books. To make sure that you don’t miss any of these events, we’ve decided to put together a calendar highlighting some of 2023’s biggest competitions. The list isn’t complete yet, so keep an eye on the She Plays website and She Plays Twitter and Instagram pages to stay up to date with sports this year. If you’re looking to get more into any of the events, you might even be able to join one of our fantasy sports challenges to see just how much you know about your favorite league/championship! Check out the She Plays calendar to keep up with all the big events in women’s sports, and subscribe with your calendar app here!

January

8–15 January: IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship

12 January: NWSL Draft

16–29 January: Australian Open

21–22 January: World Rugby Sevens Series (Hamilton, New Zealand)

21–22 January: PWHPA Scotiabank Showcase (Collingwood/Owen Sound, Canada)

27–29 January: X Games

27–29 January: World Rugby Sevens Series (Sydney, Australia)

29 January: PHF All-Star Game

February

1–4 February: U.S. Grand Prix – Mammoth Mountain (Freeski, Snowboard)

10–11 February: PWHPA Showcase (Kitchener/Barrie/Peterborough/Niagara, Canada)

10–26 February: T20 World Cup (Cricket)

16–18 February: USATF Indoor Championships

16–22 February: SheBelieves Cup

  • 16 February: Japan vs. Brazil (4:00 PM ET), USA vs. Canada (7:00 PM ET)
  • 19 February: USA vs. Japan (3:30 PM ET), Brazil vs. Canada (6:30 PM ET)
  • 22 February: Canada vs. Japan (4:00 PM ET), USA vs. Brazil (7:00 PM ET)

16–22 February: Cup of Nations (Soccer)

  • Australia, Czechia, Spain, Jamaica

16–22 February: Arnold Clark Cup (Soccer)

  • 16 February: Italy vs. Belgium, England vs. South Korea
  • 19 February: England vs. Italy, Belgium vs. South Korea
  • 22 February: South Korea vs. Italy, England vs. Belgium

19 February: AU Basketball Week 1 Draft

19 February–5 March: FIS Snowboard World Championships

19 February–5 March: FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

23 February: AU Basketball Begins

24–26 February: U.S. Winter Cup Challenge (Gymnastics)

25–26 February: PWHPA Tampa Bay Showcase (Wesley Chapel, Florida)

March

1–5 March: ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament

1–5 March: Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament

1–5 March: Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament

1–5 March: SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

2–7 March: WCC Women’s Basketball Tournament

3–5 March: World Rugby Sevens Series (Vancouver, Canada)

3–6 March: BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament

4–5 March: PWHPA Showcase (Washington D.C.)

9–12 March: Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship

12 March: Final PHF Regular Season Games

  • Boston Pride at Toronto Six (2:00 PM ET)
  • Connecticut Whale at Minnesota Whitecaps (2:00 PM ET)

12 March: Selection Sunday (March Madness)

  • 8:00 PM ET on ESPN

15–16 March: First Four Games (March Madness)

17–18 March: First Round (March Madness)

17–19 March: Women’s Frozen Four (NCAA Hockey Championship)

19–20 March: Second Round (March Madness)

21–22 March: Women’s Champions League Quarterfinals

24-25 March: Sweet 16 (March Madness)

25 March: AU Basketball Final Games

25 March: NWSL Regular Season begins

25 March-29 April: Rugby Union – Women’s Six Nations

26–27 March: Elite 8 (March Madness)

29–30 March: Women’s Champions League Quarterfinals

31 March: Final Four (March Madness)

  • 7:00 and 9:30 PM ET on ESPN (Dallas, Texas)

31 March–2 April: World Rugby Sevens Series (Hong Kong)

April

April: NWSL Challenge Cup Begins

2 April: NCAA Basketball National Championship Game (3:00 PM ET on ABC)

5–16 April: IIHF Women’s World Championship

10 April: WNBA Draft

13–15 April: NC Women’s Gymnastics Championship (Fort Worth, Texas)

22–23 April: Women’s Champions League Semifinals

29–30 April: Women’s Champions League Semifinals

May

5 May: Diamond League (Doha, Qatar)

12–14 May: World Rugby Sevens Series (Toulouse, France)

13 May: WNBA Preseason Game (Toronto)

  • Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx

14 May: Women’s FA Cup Final 

19 May: WNBA Regular Season Begins

26–28 May: NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships 

28 May: Diamond League (Rabat, Morocco) 

28 May–June 11: French Open

June

1–8/9 June: Women’s College World Series (Oklahoma City)

2 June: Diamond League (Rome/Florence, Italy)

3 June: Women’s Champions League Final (Philips Stadion, Eindhoven)

7–10 June: NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Austin, Texas)

9 June: Diamond League (Paris, France)

9–20 June: IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships

15 June: Diamond League (Oslo, Norway)

June 27–July 1: USA Swimming National Championships (Indianapolis, Indiana)

  • Selection meet for the 2023 FINA Swimming World Championships, the 2023 FINA World Junior Championships, and the 2023 Pan American Games

30 June: Diamond League (Lausanne, Switzerland)

July

1–9 July: FIBA Women’s AmeriCup

2 July: Diamond League (Stockholm, Sweden)

3–16 July: Wimbledon

8–17 July: Para Athletics World Championships

14–30 July: World Aquatics Championships 

15 July: WNBA All-Star Game

15–23 July: North American Indigenous Games (Halifax, Canada)

16 July: Diamond League (Silesia, Poland)

20 July–20 August: Women’s World Cup

21 July: Diamond League (Monaco, Monaco)

23 July: Diamond League (London, UK) 

23–30 July: Tour de France Femmes

29 July: Diamond League (Shanghai, China)

31 July–6 August: Para Swimming World Championships

August

3 August: Diamond League (Shenzhen, China)

4–6 August: U.S. Classic (Gymnastics)

  • Final qualifier for the U.S. Gymnastics Championships

10-13 August: Golf – Women’s Open, Walton Heath

15 August: WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship

19–27 August: World Athletics Championships

24–27 August: U.S. Gymnastics Championships

28 August–10 September: U.S. Open (Tennis)

31 August: Diamond League (Zurich, Switzerland)

September

6 September: NWSL Challenge Cup Semifinals

8 September: Diamond League 

9 September: NWSL Challenge Cup Final

13 September: WNBA Playoffs Begin

16–17 September: Diamond League (Eugene, USA)

30 September–8 October: World Artistics Gymnastics Championships

October

20 October: Latest Possible WNBA Finals Date

20 October–5 November: Pan American Games (Santiago, Chile)

22 October: NWSL Quarterfinals

November

4 November: NWSL Semifinals 

5–13 November: FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament

11 November: NWSL Championship

29 November–2 December: U.S. Open (Swimming)

December

14–16 December: NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship (Tampa, Florida)

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