The Ducks announced today that in celebration of USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America presented by CCM, the National Hockey League (NHL) club will host “Try Hockey for Free Day” this Saturday, Feb. 16 at THE RINKS – Westminster ICE presented by Honda. Children ages 4-9 can register for this special supervised on-ice session, receiving instruction on hockey and skating basics. The program will take place from 2:10-3:10 p.m.
Hockey Weekend Across America (Feb. 15-17) 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. As part of “Try Hockey for Free Day,” each participant will be provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey for the one-hour session. For more information and to register, please visit: www.AnaheimDucks.com/tryhockeyforfree. THE RINKS –Westminster ICE is located at 13071 Springdale St., Westminster, CA 92683.
Also coinciding with Hockey Weekend Across America, the Ducks are hosting the third annual Throw-Back Classic Adult Hockey Tournament this Friday through Monday (Feb. 15-18) at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE and THE RINKS – Westminster ICE. The four-day tournament will include three divisions, including a grand-prize game for each divisional winner against the Anaheim Ducks All-Star Alumni squad. Every player will receive a customized Ducks jersey to commemorate participation in the tournament. Additional details can be found at www.DucksGoal.com/throwbackclassic.
With THE RINKS Development Program presented by Honda launch in February 2009, the Ducks now operate seven local skating facilities: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS - Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE and THE RINKS –Yorba Linda ICE), as well as three inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline, THE RINKS – Irvine Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com.
Hockey Weekend Across America will also include NBC’s “Hockey Day in America” coverage on Sunday, Feb. 17, which includes a double-header on NBC (Buffalo at Pittsburgh & Los Angeles at Chicago) and coverage of a third NHL game that evening on NBC Sports Network (Washington at NY Rangers). Along with its coverage, NBC will also produce content in and around the games showcasing hockey at all levels in the United States. For more information, visit www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.
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