Thursday, February 12, 2015

East Side Hockey Foundation in Detroit invites Kids 4 to 9 years old to try Hockey for FREE on 2/21

East Side Hockey Foundation Arena Joins USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America Celebration February 20-22...

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

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


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