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Hockey Weekend Across America

by Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche

The seventh annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, will be celebrated across the United State this weekend, Feb. 28-March 2.

The national event is a three-day celebration of the sport of hockey at every level.

"Hockey Weekend Across America is one of the marquee events on the calendar each year," executive director of USA Hockey Dave Ogrean said. "This year will be unique as we'll celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America the weekend immediately following the conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games."

Each day of the weekend has a theme to it with "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday, Feb. 28; "Try Hockey Day," sponsored by the NHL, on Saturday, March 1, with over 400 programs across the United States hosting 'Try Hockey For Free' clinics; and "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes," on Sunday, March 2.

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. The seven Colorado rinks that will have free clinic are in Arvada, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Littleton, Monument and Pueblo.

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

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

'Try Hockey For Free' Colorado Rinks Participating

Apex Ice Arena
13500 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80004
Event Start Time: 10 a.m.

World Arena Ice Hall
3205 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Event Start Time: 2:30 p.m.

Community Center Ice Rink
100 Wulfsohn Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Event Start Time: 1:45 p.m.

Glacier Ice Arena
2515 Riverside Pkwy
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Event Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

Edge Ice Arena
6623 S. Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Event Start Time: 9:50 a.m.

Colorado Sports and Events Center
16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
Event Start Time: 11:45 a.m.

Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena
100 N Grand Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
Event Start Time: 10:45 a.m

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