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Red Wings Foundation, MAHA to hold free clinics

by Lynsie DeLoss Estes / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings Foundation and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) are partnering for the fourth year to host 30 ‘Try Hockey for Free’ clinics. In an effort to grow the sport of hockey, kids (aged 6-12) are invited to try the sport for the first time at a number of southeastern Michigan rinks. Free equipment will be provided and instruction will be given by certified USA Hockey coaches.

“MAHA has been an outstanding partner alongside the Foundation’s efforts to grow hockey across the state of Michigan,” said Lynsie DeLoss Estes, Detroit Red Wings Foundation Director. “This program provides many young kids the chance to try the sport for free and to receive a high level of instruction in the process. We’re proud to be able to offer this opportunity at so many locations across the state.”

Date Time Location
Sunday, 10/13 Noon – 1 p.m. Arctic Coliseum, Chelsea, MI
Sunday, 10/20 Noon – 1 p.m. The Kaliseum Ice Skating Rink, Kalkaska, MI
Sunday, 10/27 3 – 4 p.m. Civic Arena, St. Clair Shores, MI
Saturday, 11/2 10 – 11 a.m. Pat O’Donnell Arena, Ironwood, MI
Saturday, 11/2 3 – 4 p.m Dee Stadium, Houghton, MI
Saturday, 11/2 4 – 5 p.m. Cultural Center, Plymouth, MI
Sunday, 11/3 8 – 9 a.m. Mountain View Ice Arena, Dickinson, MI
Sunday, 11/3 Noon – 1 p.m. Wells Sports Complex, Escanaba, MI
Sunday, 11/10 Noon – 1 p.m. I.C.E. Arena, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Saturday, 11/16 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Civic Arena, Midland, MI

“MAHA is pleased to have the support of the Detroit Red Wings Foundation,” said George Atkinson, the President of MAHA. “With the Foundation’s support we are able to introduce more than 1,000 new kids to the game of hockey each year.”

To learn more information and see the full list of clinic locations and dates, please visit

About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to worthy causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Ilitch Charities is a non-profit organization that invests in our community’s future by supporting innovative, collaborative and measurable programs in the areas of community development, human services, education and recreation through contributions from the Ilitch companies, their colleagues and the generosity of others. For more information, please visit

About MAHA:
The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA) is a sanctioned affiliate of USA Hockey which supervises the activities of over 2,500 amateur hockey teams, and 50,000 players and coaches using a volunteer workforce of elected and appointed officials. MAHA administers amateur hockey in Michigan through seven established districts. Each District is responsible for the local teams and Associations in their area. More information on the organization can be obtained by visiting

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