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2017-18 Try Hockey For Free Dates

November 4, 2017 Try Hockey For Free Day

Try Hockey For Free Day will be Saturday, November 4th as part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs.

Over 500 locations will host a try hockey for free clinic for kids between the ages of 4 to 9. With youth sports wrapping up, this event provides local associations the perfect opportunity to introduce new families to youth hockey.

November is an ideal time to bring families into your rink that may not have previously considered youth hockey and are completing their fall sports.

Host site registration is now closed.

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Participant registration for Try Hockey For Free Day on November 4, 2017 is open, please visit

March 3, 2018 Try Hockey For Free Day

The weekend following the Winter Olympics will be highlighted by Try Hockey For Free Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This is a national effort with over 400 local rinks and association introducing kids between the ages of 4 and 9 to youth hockey. Participating host locations will receive jerseys, promotional items, marketing tools, USA Hockey sanctioning and online registration to maximize participation.

March is a great opportunity to attract new families who are thinking hockey at the conclusion of the Winter Olympics. This will give you an advantage with your spring programs and identifying new families for next fall.

For details on the program and what USA Hockey provides, see the overview here.

Host site registration is closed for this event. For questions, please email

Participant registration for Try Hockey For Free Day on March 3, 2018 is open! We have over 350 events around the country. To register for the event, visit and search your zip code. Be sure to click the magnify glass after typing in your zip code to search. It does take a few moments. The red pins on the map indicate host sites for the event; click the red pin then, on event details for more information and to register.