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Ducks, USA Hockey to host California Hockey Day

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The Ducks, in partnership with USA Hockey, will present California Hockey Day this Saturday, Nov. 7 at THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children ages four-to-nine will have the opportunity to join Ducks personnel on the ice for a free lesson on the basics of hockey. In addition to the free lesson, each participating child will receive a variety of prizes, including two free tickets to an upcoming Anaheim Ducks game (sign-up information below).

"We're excited to be involved in this state-wide initiative giving kids the opportunity to try hockey for free," said Anaheim ICE General Manager Art Trottier. "Our organization is focused on growing the sport in Southern California and making it more readily available to children is a key part of that.”

The Ducks organization joins 16 other rinks from around the state for the inaugural California Hockey Day. With additional assistance from the California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) and OneGoal, boys and girls can take part in a special session that will consist of an introduction to hockey equipment, a learn-to-skate teaching session and a short “game” for all participants. Ducks mascot Wild Wing and play-by-play television broadcaster John Ahlers will also be present to encourage the novice youngsters. Each child will be given full hockey equipment to use for the session, including a helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, socks, elbow pads, shoulder pads, gloves and a jersey. The use of full hockey equipment gives participants the feel of what it's like to be a hockey player.

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