SAN JOSE, California – Sharks Ice at San Jose and Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice, in conjunction with USA Hockey, will be hosting Try Hockey For Free Day on Sat. Nov. 3. The program is a part of the NHL’s Come Play Hockey Month that is taking place across the United States during November.
There will be two free sessions for boys and girls ages 4-9 at two Bay Area Sharks Ice locations. Sharks Ice at San Jose will host a session from 9:45-10:45 a.m., while Oakland Ice Center will host a session from 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Registration is free and available at www.tryhockeyforfree.com. Full hockey gear, skates, and coaching will be provided to registered participants.
Over 400 local programs across the United States will participate in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day. The event will give boys and girls the opportunity to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun and safe environment.
Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations with a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and the NHL member clubs. With Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Day, USA Hockey has over 400 locations offering kids between the ages of 4 and 9 years old this unique opportunity.
“We are always excited to participate in USA Hockey Events and love introducing new kids to the sport of ice hockey,” Participant Development Manager Marjorie Taylor said. “We are looking forward to providing this opportunity as part of Try Hockey For Free Day in conjunction with USA Hockey. We hope to see lots of new faces at Sharks Ice at San Jose and the Oakland Ice Center on November 3rd.”
Space is limited for the event with only 40 spots available per session.
To register for the Sharks Ice at San Jose session, please visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com or contact Marjorie Taylor at (408) 279-6000. Sharks Ice at San Jose is located at 1500 S. 10th Street (corner of 10th and Alma) in San Jose.
To register for the Oakland Ice Center session, visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com or contact Emily Teachout at (510) 268-9000. Oakland Ice Center is located at 519 18th Street in Oakland.