Kids get to try hockey for free this weekend

File Photo: Lightning inspiring Tampa Bay kids to play hockey

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – If you’ve got a kid who’s always wanted to play hockey, they can try it out for free this weekend.

USA Hockey’s “Try Hockey For Free Day” is this Saturday, November 12 at multiple ice rinks across the state. The event is part of the “Come Play Hockey Month.”

“Try Hockey For Free” gives free ice time for children who would like to try the sport.

Try Hockey For Free Day is a USA Hockey initiative in which 500 local associations across the country will encourage kids, ages 4-9, to come to a participating rink and try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month.

All locations will have equipment to loan to those who need it, although supplies are limited.

In order to participate, children must be registered at

Local rinks hosting Try Hockey for Free Day include:

  • Brandon Ice Sports Forum: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 10222 Elizabeth Place, Tampa,
  • Clearwater Ice Arena: 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., 13940 Icot Blvd., Clearwater provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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