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Celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
The 4th Annual Hockey Weekend Across America presented by Reebok is a three-day celebration of the sport of hockey taking place Feb. 18-20 nationwide. To help bring awareness and grow the sport, youth hockey associations are hosting Try Hockey For Free clinics.

Sat. Feb. 18 – ‘Girls Only’ Try Hockey For Free
Hosted by: Nashville Youth Hockey League
Rink: Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN

Sat. Feb.18 – Try Hockey For Free @ 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Knoxville Amateur Hockey Association
Rink: Cool Sports, 110 South Watt Rd., Knoxville, TN

Sun. Feb. 19 – Try Hockey For Free @ 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by: Huntsville Amateur Hockey Association
Rink: Huntsville Ice Complex, 3185 Leeman Ferry Rd, Huntsville, AL 35801
Contact: is the information hub for the event, with highlights of activities planned in conjunction with Hockey Weekend Across America from around the country, giveaway contests and downloadable promotional materials available. Associations or fans celebrating Hockey Weekend Across America are encouraged to submit their event plans to USA Hockey at the site.

On Friday, Feb. 18, USA Hockey will direct fans to its Facebook page to submit photos of themselves, their friends and colleagues donning their favorite team's jersey at work or at school during "Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey" day.

On Saturday, Feb. 19, over 200 rinks across the nation will host Try Hockey for Free Clinics, exposing over 4,000 young kids to hockey for the very first time. A list of currently scheduled clinics as well as information on how local associations or rinks can host their own event can be found here.

In honor of "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes" day on Sunday, Feb. 20, USA Hockey is asking its fans to post stories, photos or videos of their hockey heroes to USA Hockey's Facebook wall now to share with the world.

Finally, USA Hockey and Reebok Hockey are teaming up to provide free head-to-toe equipment packages to three lucky winners with the Hockey Weekend Across America "Get Your Gear On Sweepstakes." For official rules and to enter, click here.

Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.

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