A record number – 12,602, boys and girls participated in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free Day on November 2, 2013. Right here in Illinois 200 children took to the ice. A total of 9 locations put on events that provided free equipment and a chance to experience youth hockey for the very first time. The next opportunity will be March 1, 2014, as part of Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM.
AHAI applauds the participating rinks/associations in Illinois for a job well done: Redwings Hockey Organization, Decatur Youth Hockey, Jet Hockey Training Arena, Nelson Center, Northbrook Bluehawks, Park Ridge Park District & Northern Express Hockey, Rink Side Ice Arena & Rheanna Walsh and the Evanston Youth Hockey Association.