COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced that the eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, will be held Feb. 20-22, 2015.
"The entire hockey community is engaged in efforts surrounding Hockey Weekend Across America and we look forward to a grand celebration this coming February," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "We're particularly thankful to CCM, the NHL and its clubs and NBC for their continued support of this initiative. It's also great to have the participation of local associations and communities all across the nation. We have much to celebrate and this weekend focuses on not only doing that, but also giving new families a chance to try our sport."
Hockey Weekend Across America will include a theme for each of the three days, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Friday (Feb. 20); Try Hockey Day on Saturday (Feb. 21); and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day on Sunday (Feb. 22).
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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Notes: Promotional materials for use by all will be available free-of-charge at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com ... The seventh annual Hockey Weekend Across America, which took place Feb. 28-March 2, included a record 15,844 kids trying hockey for the very first time; hundreds of thousands of fans wearing their favorite hockey jersey; and hockey heroes in communities across the United States being honored.