On Saturday, November 7th, The Rinks and Ducks hosted Try Hockey for Free day at The Rinks – Irvine Inline and The Rinks – Westminster ICE as part of USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America. Over 60 children from ages 4 to 12 participated in these hour-long sessions and were able to learn the basics of the game of hockey for free.
For these events, participants were outfitted with complete sets of hockey equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, and pants) and coached by The Rinks coaching staff. Each participant was given basic instruction on hockey fundamentals such as skating, passing and shooting and took part in cross-ice hockey games.
With THE RINKS Development Program launch in February 2009, the Ducks operate seven local skating facilities: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE, THE RINKS – Yorba Linda ICE, and THE RINKS – Lakewood 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.