Children all across the United States who have never before tried hockey will have a chance to skate, shoot and score this Saturday (Nov. 4), as USA Hockey hosts Try Hockey For Free Day as part of the seventh annual Come Play Hockey Month.
Parents and guardians can find the Try Hockey location closest to them and register children between the ages of 4 and 9 years old to participate by visiting TryHockeyForFree.com. More than 450 sites throughout the U.S. will host a Try Hockey For Free event on Nov. 4. Forty-seven of the nation's 50 states will be represented, led by Wisconsin with 60 host sites.
USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free Days, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, are designed to provide a national platform for introducing children to the sport, free of charge. Pure Hockey and Liberty Mutual Insurance are official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Days.
Host sites will provide limited equipment for children to borrow during Try Hockey events and no experience is needed to attend.
NOTES: Now in their eighth season, USA Hockey's national Try Hockey For Free Days have introduced more than 142,000 children to the sport ... Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month, a component of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone program, which provides children of all backgrounds the opportunity to play hockey. The nation's hockey community and United States-based NHL clubs, players, alumni and fans will support Come Play Hockey Month with a full slate of activities, including the USA Hockey Sled Classic, presented by the NHL, which will be held Nov. 16-19 at the Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, Minnesota ... Join the conversation and post your photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #TryHockey