East Side Hockey Foundation Invites Kids to Try Hockey for Free 2/21-Detroit


Here is some awesome info just sent over regarding kids and hockey!

Detroit, MI (February 12, 2015) – East Side Hockey Foundation (ESHF) invites boys and girls ages four to nine years old to East Side Hockey Foundation Ice Arena on Saturday, February 21 for a Try Hockey For Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. Registration takes place at 11:30 a.m. with the clinic from 12-1 p.m. The Try Hockey For Free Day, presented by Kraft, is part of USA Hockey’s eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America celebration, which runs nationwide Feb. 20-22. 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. Try Hockey For Free Day is presented by Kraft, with Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Positive Play as official sponsors. USA Hockey has over 300 locations offering kids between the ages of 4 and 9 years old this unique opportunity.
“We look forward to introducing new kids to the wonders of hockey,” says Brian Francis, president of the board of directors for ESHF. “This program offers new families an easy and inexpensive way to get started in youth hockey.”
East Side Hockey Foundation has donated 200 sets of equipment to children ages 3-8 as part of its Learn to Play Hockey 8U program. ESHF also reduced ice-time costs at the arena up to 72 percent during the 2014/15 season, which represented a savings of $95,000 for local families.

To register children, please visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com. East Side Hockey Foundation (Formerly Grosse Pointe Community Rink) is located at 4831 Canyon Street, Detroit, MI 48236. For more information on Hockey Weekend Across America, visit www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com

About East Side Hockey Foundation
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the East Side Hockey Foundation (ESHF) is dedicated to the growth of youth hockey on the east side of metropolitan Detroit.ESHF continues the long tradition of recreational hockey with quality coaching, subsidized equipment and ice time and up-to-date facilities while providing low-cost opportunities to youth. Through hockey,ESHF provides players important life lessons that will assist them on and off the ice including good sportsmanship, citizenship and physical welfare. For additional information regarding the East Side Hockey Foundation, please visit ESHFoundation.com.
About Hockey Weekend Across America
The eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, is a three-day celebration of the sport of hockey at every level. Each day of the weekend has a theme, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey, sponsored by ShopUSAHockey.com on Friday, Feb. 20; Try Hockey Day, sponsored by the NHL, on Saturday, Feb. 21; and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes, on Sunday, Feb. 22. For more information on Hockey Weekend Across America, visit www.HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com.

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