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U.S. Olympic Men's Orientation Camp open to public

Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge to host event

Monday, 08.03.2009 / 1:24 PM / All-Access Vancouver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp will be open to the general public on Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill.

Admission is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The camp is designed to assist in the preparation of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team that will compete at the XXI Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 12-28, 2010, in Vancouver, B.C.

The 34 players invited to the camp will be split into two groups. Each group will practice for one hour each day.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. both Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. The practice schedule is below:

Monday, Aug. 17
Group 1 Practice -- 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Group 2 Practice -- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18
Group 2 Practice -- 10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Group 1 Practice -- 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

USA Hockey will unveil the three versions of the Nike Olympic jersey that its men's team will wear during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on Monday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. in the NHL Rink at Seven Bridges Ice Arena. Players will be available for autographs at random times over the two days on a limited basis.

View the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp roster

USA Hockey is expected to announce the final roster for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team in late December.