COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Try Hockey For Free Day is set to take place Saturday (Nov. 3) as part of the second annual Come Play Hockey Month. Nearly 500 rinks across the country will encourage boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey free of charge.
"Try Hockey For Free is the cornerstone of Come Play Hockey Month as we introduce the sport to thousands of children," said Pat Kelleher, assistant executive director of development for USA Hockey. "The initiative provides an opportunity to become active in hockey and hopefully spark a passion for the game."
Free equipment will be provided for children attending Try Hockey For Free Day and no experience is required to participate. For those interested in registering for the event, full details and local participating ice rinks can be found at TryHockeyForFree.com.
NOTES: Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. The program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs. With Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Day, USA Hockey has nearly 500 locations offering boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 9 years old this unique opportunity.
Saturday, November 3 at these Local Rinks:
- Glacial Garden from 4:30-5:30PM
3975 Pixie Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
Contact: Vanessa Calvillo at 562.429.1805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ice Station Valencia from 9:00-10:00AM
27745 N. Smyth Dr. Valencia, CA 91355
Contact: Scott Allegrini at 661.775.8686 or email@example.com
- Iceoplex Simi Valley from 12:15-1:15PM
131 W. Easy St. Simi Valley, CA 93065
Contact: Pat McCormack at 805.444.8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- LA Kings Riverside Icetown from 1:45-2:45PM
10540 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92505
Contact: Matt Dunaev at 951.637.3070 or email@example.com
- Channel Islands Ice Center from 10:45AM-12:45PM
830 Wagon Wheel Rd. Oxnard, CA 93036
Contact: Wayne Gustafson at 805.988.4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Desert Ice Castle from Noon-1pm
68600 Perez Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Contact: Kay Larson, email@example.com or 760 578 9020