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11th Hockey Weekend Across America Begins Friday

By, 02/26/18, 7:45AM MST


Themes Include: Wear Your Favorite Jersey (Friday), Try Hockey (Saturday) and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes (Sunday)

USA Hockey will lead the nation in the 11th annual Hockey Weekend Across America this Friday through Sunday (March 2-4).

Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America features a special theme.

"Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday (March 2), sponsored by Chipotle, is the day for fans to show off their hockey pride by wearing their prized hockey jerseys. USA Hockey's Facebook and Twitter pages will accept photos from families, friends and colleagues in search of the most passionate hockey fans.

On Saturday (March 3), as part of "Try Hockey Day," more than 400 rinks in 46 states will host a Try Hockey for Free event to give kids that have never played before a chance to try the sport for free. To find a participating rink near you and register, visit

To cap off the weekend, "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day" on Sunday (March 4), encourages all involved in the game to develop ways to honor their local hockey heroes. USA Hockey invites fans to post pictures and stories on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Officials In On Action

At 17 NHL games in American cities during Hockey Weekend Across America, two young officials will have the chance to meet the NHL officials working the particular contest prior to the game and then stay to watch those NHL officials in action.

Sirius/XM NHL Network Radio

In conjunction with Hockey Weekend Across America, Sirius/XM will feature interviews with prominent figures in American Hockey throughout the week.

U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team To Be Honored Saturday

As part of Hockey Weekend Across America, the NHL will honor the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team at its Stadium Series game on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The event features the Washington Capitals facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 8 p.m. ET. The game is being televised live in the U.S. on NBC. The stop by the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team in Annapolis is part of a week-long homecoming celebration. For further information, click here.

NOTES: 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 ... For full information surrounding the weekend, click here ... Use the hashtag #HWAA on social media in association with the event.

HWAA Daily Themes

Date Theme
Friday, March 2 Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day, sponsored by Chipotle
Saturday, March 3 Try Hockey Day
Sunday, March 4 Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes

2018 Media Kit

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Join The Social Conversation

Be part of the social conversation regarding USA Hockey's Hockey Weekend Across America initiative by using the hashtag #HWAA.


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