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2019 Hockey Week Across America

Try Hockey For Free at 10 Colorado rinks on Feb. 23

by ColoradoAvalanche.com @Avalanche / Official website of the Avs

The USA Hockey's 12th annual Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday with events taking place across Colorado and the United States.

The national event is a week-long celebration of the sport of hockey at every level. Each day through Sunday, Feb. 24, will feature a special theme celebrating aspects of the hockey community.

Saturday, Feb. 23, is reserved as "Try Hockey Day" with 10 rinks in Colorado holding free on-ice sessions for kids ages 4-9; in Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Grand Junction, Greeley, Littleton, Monument, Pueblo, Superior and Westminster. More info below.

The celebrating tributes begin this Sunday, Feb. 17, when the United States Women's National Team plays Canada in the third and final game of the 2019 Rivalry Series. Sunday will also mark NBC's Hockey Day in America, and the network will air content showcasing hockey at various levels from across the country.

Each day of the week has a theme to it, with Monday saluting all players, Tuesday celebrating coaches, Wednesday recognizing officials and Thursday honoring local rinks. The weekend kicks off on Friday with "Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day," while Saturday is "Try Hockey Day" and Sunday is "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day."

Two young officials will also have the opportunity to meet NHL officials working at 18 different games over the course of the week, getting the chance to speak with the referees prior to the contest and then stay and watch the pros in action.

The Colorado Avalanche will be providing support at all 10 local rinks on Try Hockey Day. In addition, Avalanche mascot Bernie will join in the fun at the free sessions in Monument (9-11 a.m.), Littleton (1:30-2:30 p.m.) and Centennial (4-5 p.m.).

No experience is required to participate, but pre-registrations for the Try Hockey events is encouraged as space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information, including registration to RSVP and a list of all participating rinks, can be found at www.TryHockeyForFree.com.

For more information on Hockey Week Across America, visit: https://www.hockeyweekacrossamerica.com/

'Try Hockey For Free' Colorado Rinks Participating (Feb. 23)

Family Sports Center
6901 South Peoria St
Centennial, CO 80112
Event Start Time: 4 p.m.

Colorado World Arena Ice Hall
3185 Venetucci Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Event Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

Joy Burns Arena
2240 E Buchtel Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
Event Start Time: 8 a.m.

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

Greeley Ice Haus
900 8th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
Event Start Time: 1:05 p.m.

Edge Ice Arena
6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Event Start Time: 1:30 p.m.

Monument Ice Rinks
16240 Old Denver Hwy
Monument, CO 80132
Event Start Times: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 3 p.m.

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

Sport Stable
1 Superior Dr
Superior, CO 80027
Event Start Time: 12:00 p.m.

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

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