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'Try Hockey For Free' This Saturday

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche and 11 Colorado rinks will help children try youth hockey free of charge at this Saturday's (Nov. 2) Try Hockey For Free Day.

Try Hockey For Free Day is part of USA Hockey's third annual Come Play Hockey Month and nearly 500 rinks spread across 48 states will welcome boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey for free.

The Colorado rinks that are participating in this year's event are in Arvada, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Craig, Durango, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Littleton, Monument, Pueblo and Westminster.

The Avalanche's mascot Bernie and Ice Girls will be at Arvada's Apex Ice Arena from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help teach kids some of the fundamentals of hockey.

Equipment will be provided for children attending Try Hockey For Free Day and no experience is required to participate.

More than 10,000 kids took to the ice for the first time as part of USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free Day last November, with a total of 454 rinks in 47 states holding events.

"Youth hockey has seen tremendous growth in recent years by introducing new kids to the game," said assistant executive director of development for USA Hockey Pat Kelleher. "Thanks to the support of the NHL and the outstanding work of local volunteers, thousands of families will enjoy their first youth hockey experience during Try Hockey For Free events on Saturday."

For those interested in registering for the event, full details and all local participating ice rinks can be found at

Notes: Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month, which provides children the opportunity to play hockey. USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free Day, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport. Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports are the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Day ... Join the conversation on social media by using hashtag #TryHockey4Free.

Colorado Rinks Participating

Apex Ice Arena
13500 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80004
Event Start Time: 11:30 a.m.

Lewis Ice Arena
861 Maroon Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Event Start Time: 12 p.m.

World Arena Ice Hall
3205 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Event Start Time: 2:45 p.m.

Loudy Simpson Ice Arena
600 South Ranney Street
Craig, CO 81625
Event Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

Chapman Hill Ice Rink
500 Florida Road
Durango, CO 81301
Event Start Time: 12:30 p.m.

NoCo Ice Center
7900 Fairgrounds Ave.
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Event Start Time: 11:30 a.m.

Community Center Ice Rink
100 Wulfsohn Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Event Start Time: 3 p.m.

Edge Ice Arena
6623 S. Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Event Start Time: 10:45 a.m.

Colorado Sports and Events Center
16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
Event Start Time: 1 p.m.

Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena
100 N Grand Ave
Pueblo, CO 81003
Event Start Time: 2 p.m.

Promenade Ice Centre
10710 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
Event Start Time: 12:30 p.m.

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