Reason 1: It’s fun.
Try Hockey For Free events are filled with engaging stations that teach new skills in a fun environment. Participants enjoy camaraderie and teamwork with new friends, most playing hockey for the very first time. It’s a festive, unique and inviting way to experience the game and feel the thrill of skating, shooting and scoring.
Reason 2: Certified coaches are there to help.
USA Hockey-certified coaches guide players during Try Hockey For Free Days, providing support and encouragement along the way.
Reason 3: It’s great exercise.
Hockey develops skills, endurance, balance and strength. The game is constant motion and constant action, with everyone contributing regardless of size or skill.
Reason 4: It’s free.
At Try Hockey For Free events, the ice time, instruction and equipment are all free-of-charge. It’s a great way to try the game.
Reason 5: Girls play hockey.
One out of every five Try Hockey participants is a girl and there are nearly 70,000 girls and women playing hockey in the U.S. today. Try Hockey For Free Days are great for introducing all kids to the game.