Friday marked the start of the sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, an event that has grown in its scope and influence in a very short time. Spearheaded by USA Hockey and the National Hockey League, the big weekend will celebrate hockey across the country.
Each day of the festive weekend has a different theme. Friday was "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day," when fans across the United States were encouraged to show their support by donning their prized jerseys and submitting photos on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #HWAA.
Saturday is "Try Hockey Day," a unique opportunity for men, women and children across the nation to experience the game. With some 200 rinks nationwide hosting free clinics, thousands of people will have the opportunity to enjoy hockey. A list of participating rinks is available for those interested in being involved at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.