In celebration of USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM, the Ducks played host to Try Hockey for Free Day on Saturday, Feb. 16 at THE RINKS – Westminster ICE presented by Honda. More than 40 children ages 4-9 took part in the supervised on-ice session, receiving instruction on hockey and skating basics. PHOTO GALLERY
Hockey Weekend Across America (Feb. 15-17) was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences. As part of “Try Hockey for Free Day,” each participant was provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey for the one-hour session.
If you are interested in having your child learn the game of hockey, the Ducks Learn to Play Program presented by Reebok offers first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink in full hockey equipment for free. They will receive instruction on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. For more information, visit www.anaheimducks.com/learntoplay.
With THE RINKS Development Program presented by Honda launch in February 2009, the Ducks now operate seven local skating facilities: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS - Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE and THE RINKS –Yorba Linda ICE), as well as three inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline, THE RINKS – Irvine Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com.