This Saturday, Kids Can Try Playing Ice Hockey for Free

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Is there an aspiring hockey player in your family?

Are you nervous about whether or not your pint-sized player will stick with the sport after you buy all the necessary gear? (Where do I even start with all the gear?)

USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free Day lets kids test out the sport for free.

Participating locations around the country welcome kids ages 4 through 9 this Saturday, Nov. 12, as part of Come Play Hockey Month.

How to Try Hockey for Free This Weekend

Enter your ZIP code on the Try Hockey for Free website to find participating rinks in your area. Each rink lists event details along with contact information for any questions. You may need to register, so check for a location near you now! Limited equipment will be available.

Most of the events are just an hour, but remember, it’s for beginners. Coaches will assist young players with the basics of hockey, and kids don’t need to have previous skating or hockey experience.

Your child won’t leave the rink as the next Wayne Gretzky, but this is a free chance to try out a new sport!

Your Turn: Does your child love hockey? Will you attend Try Hockey for Free Day?

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. She can’t skate backwards.