Try Hockey for Free during Berkley WinterFest
The Berkley Youth Hockey Association (BYHA, Inc.) is sponsoring a “Try Hockey for Free Day” on February 1st, 2014 from 9am – 11:30am in conjunction with Berkley Winterfest. As part of Berkley’s annual winter celebration, the Berkley Ice Arena will be open to children 4-10 years old who would like to try skating and experience the game of hockey. Coaches, players and parents from Berkley Youth Hockey and Berkley High School hockey will be on hand to help equip kids and teach them to play the game. Experienced skaters may also attend if they have an interest in learning hockey. More information is available at www.berkleyyouthhockey.com or by calling John Nicolai at 248-376-6372 or Nick Daniel at 248-721-0504.
BYHA will also be hosting a Hockey Shooting Challenge during Berkley Winterfest…
9:30am-11:30am: Learn to Play Hockey (Free)
Noon-4pm: Shooting Challenge (Free)
The Berkley Ice Arena will also be the local host site for USA Hockey’s “Hockey Weekend Across America” on March 1st from 9am -11am. This event will include free USA Hockey Registration, goodie bags and USA Hockey Jerseys for all registered participants. Berkley Youth Hockey Association coaches and players will be on hand to assist new players in learning the game of hockey. Additionally, a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available for participant trying the sport including helmets and sticks. "Hockey Weekend Across America is one of the marquee events on the calendar each year," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "This year will be unique as we'll celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America the weekend immediately following the conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games." "Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday, Feb. 28, 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 1, as part of Try Hockey Day, sponsored by the NHL, hundreds of rinks nationwide will host "Try Hockey for Free" clinics, sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Total Hockey, allowing thousands of children to experience hockey for the first time. Arenas interested in hosting an event and players wishing to take part should visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com for more