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Islanders Partner With City Parks Foundation For Street Hockey Program

Six-week program teaches hockey and life skills to kids in Brooklyn and Queens

by New York Islanders Community Relations NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are partnering with the City Parks Foundation to bring a free after-school Street Hockey Program to three centers in Brooklyn and Queens.

The six-week program teaches kids (ages 8-12) basic hockey skills such as stickhandling, passing, shooting and core life skills such as safety, teamwork and sportsmanship. The City Parks Foundation Street Hockey Program will be taught by local teachers and coaches and takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. 

The program starts on October 2nd and takes place at Sunset Park and St. John's Park in Brooklyn, as well as Queens Village which, is across the street from the future site of the Islanders new arena at Belmont Park. 

Islanders mascot, Sparky the Dragon, was on site help kick-off the Street Hockey Program at all three locations on Oct. 2-4. 

The City Parks Foundation is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Thriving parks mean thriving communities.

Limited spots still remain in the program, so register now at: https://cityparksfoundation.org/street-hockey/

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