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Try Hockey For Free Saturday At Local Rinks

Hockey Week Across America continues through the state of Colorado

by Staff / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Hockey Week Across Amercia, presented by CCM, continues this weekend with events throughout Colorado and the United States.

Friday marks "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" while Saturday is "Try Hockey Day." The week-long celebration of the game in the U.S. concludes with "Celebrating Local Hockey Heros" on Sunday.

The Colorado Avalanche will help support area rinks on "Try Hockey Day," by giving children between the ages of 4 and 9 the chance to try youth hockey free of charge. There will be 10 locations in the state of Colorado that will hold free clincs, located in Breckenridge, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Grand Junction, Monument, Pueblo, Superior and Westminster (more info below).

Nationwide, more than 350 rinks will participate in Try Hockey For Free Day.

Avalanche mascot Bernie and members of the Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls will also be joining in the fun on Saturday at Family Sports Center in Centennial, the Ice Centre at the Promenade in Westminster and Joy Burns Ice Arena at the University of Denver.

Equipment will be provided for children attending the Try Hockey clinics and no experience is required to participate. More information, including registration to RSVP and a list of all participating ice rinks, can be found at www.TryHockeyForFree.com.

It is highly suggested that interested participants RSVP beforehand so they can guarantee their spot at the clinic.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of USA Hockey's celebration of the sport, and the first time it's been extended for a week (Feb. 19-26). Each day featured a different theme, including fan favorites and serval new ones with the additional five days.

Hockey Week Across America began last Sunday with "NBC Sports' Hockey Day In America" and was followed by "Salute to Players" on Monday, "Salute to Coaches" on Tuesday, Salute to Officials" on Wednesday and "Salute to Local Rinks" on Thursday.

For more information on Hockey Week Across America, visit www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.

"Try Hockey For Free" Colorado Rinks Participating

Stephen C. West Ice Arena
189 Boreas Pass Rd
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Event Start Time: 12:00 p.m.

Family Sports Center
6901 South Peoria St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Event Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

World Arena Ice Hall
3205 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Event Start Time: 5:15 p.m.

Joy Burns Ice Arena
2240 E Buchtell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
Event Start Time: 2:05 p.m.

Chapman Hill Ice Arena
500 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO 81301
Event Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Glacier Ice Arena
2515 Riverside Pkwy
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Event Start Time: 10:30 a.m.

Monument Ice Rinks
16240 Old Denver Hwy.
Monument, CO 80132
Event Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena
100 N. Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Event Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Sport Stable
One Superior Dr.
Superior, CO 80027
Event Start Time: 9:10 a.m.

Ice Centre at the Promenade
10710 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Event Start Time: 12:15 p.m.

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