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Lightning to participate in USA Hockey's 'Try Hockey for Free Day'

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day this Saturday, November 8 at multiple local ice rinks. Try Hockey For Free gives free ice time for children who would like to try the sport.

Try Hockey For Free Day is a USA Hockey initiative in which 500 local associations across the country will encourage kids, ages 4-9, to come to a participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. All locations will have equipment to loan to those who need it, although supplies are limited. In order to participate children must be registered at www.TryHockeyForFree.com.

Local rinks hosting Try Hockey for Free Day are as follows:

Daytona International Skateway -- 2400 s. Ridewood Ave. #63D, South Daytona -- 10-11:45 a.m.

RDV Sportsplex Ice Den-- 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando -- Noon-2 p.m.

Tampa Bay Skating Academy -- 255 Forest Lakes Blvd., Tampa -- 2:15-3 p.m.

Ice Factory of Central Florida -- 2221 Partin Settlement Rd., Kissimmee -- 6-7 p.m.

Former Lightning defenseman Jassen Cullimore will join players at both the Kissimmee and Orlando locations, while Bolts mascot ThunderBug will join those at Tampa Bay Skating Academy. In addition, Tampa Bay Skating Academy will offer free public skating from 3-5 p.m.

Interested players or parents with questions should contact USA Hockey at 719.538.1124 or comeplayyouthhockey@usahockey.org.

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