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Try Hockey For Free Day

by Mike Doyle / Minnesota Wild

The game of hockey is often a lifelong love affair, cultivated at a young age by playing the sport. Here in the State of Hockey, sometimes we think that children are born with skates on, but it’s not always the case. For one reason or another, some kids don’t get the opportunity to try the sport, but Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with USA Hockey, is trying to get all youngster to give the game a try…for free.

Try Hockey For Free Day is Nov. 2, with more than 70 local Minnesota Hockey associations encouraging kids, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey.

To find the closest location to you, go to Minnesota Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day page, and then click the corresponding number and association name for event details and to register.

As an added bonus, first-year kids between the ages of 6 and 12 that sign up to participate in a Try Hockey For Free event on November 2 will have their $50 USA Hockey fee waived for the 2013-14 season.

Please contact the local host for any questions pertaining to individual event details. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use. For more information on Try Hockey For Free Day and what to expect, you can contact Minnesota Hockey by calling (651) 312-3415 or send them an email at

November is the NHL's Come Play Hockey Month and nationwide, almost 500 programs will be participating in this event as a part of USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day.

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