ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals along with several Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia-area rinks will participate in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free Day, presented by Kraft on Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will help kick off the fourth annual Come Play Hockey Month, which takes place during the entire month of November.
Nearly 500 rinks across the country will invite boys and girls ages four to nine years old to “Try Hockey for Free” with clinics aimed to help kids experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment.
Entering its fifth season, USA Hockey's national Try Hockey For Free Days, presented by Kraft, have introduced more than 70,000 children to the sport, including a record 28,446 in 2013-14. Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. Come Play Hockey Month is a component of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone™ (HIFE) program, which provides children of all backgrounds the opportunity to play hockey. Total Hockey is an official sponsor of Try Hockey for Free Days. USA Hockey has 500 locations offering this unique opportunity to kids nationwide.
Local Capitals rink partners participating in Try Hockey for Free Day include:
Ice World – Abingdon, Md.
Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena – Baltimore, Md.
Bowie Ice Arena – Bowie, Md.
Herbert Wells Ice Rink – College Park, Md.
The Columbia Ice Rink – Columbia, Md.
Talbot County Community Center – Easton, Md.
Skate Frederick – Frederick, Md.
Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex – Hagerstown, Md.
Piney Orchard – Odenton, Md.
Capital Clubhouse Iec Rink – Waldorf, Md.
Mount Vernon Rec Center Ice Rink – Alexandria, Va.
Kettler Capitals Iceplex – Arlington, Va.
Main Street Arena – Charlottesville, Va.
Chilled Ponds Ice & Turf Sports Complex – Chesapeake, Va.
Skate Nation Plus – Glen Allen, Va.
Haymarket Iceplex – Haymarket, Va.
Lahaye Ice Center – Lynchburg, Va.
Iceland of Hampton Roads – Virginia Beach, Va.
Prince William Ice Center – Woodbridge, Va.
To register for one of the 500+ Try Hockey for Free opportunities, please visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com.