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Try Hockey For Free Day

Minnesota Hockey and local associations across the state will host Try Hockey For Free Day on November 4, 2017, as a part of Come Play Hockey Month. USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport. To register to host a Try Hockey For Free event, click here.  

Kids, ages 4 to 9, will be provided the opportunity try youth hockey at no cost. Each host site will have a limited amount of equipment available. All participants are required to have a minimum of a helmet, skates and gloves. If you will need help with equipment, we encourage you to contact the event host where you will be participating in advance. 

For more information on Try Hockey For Free Day and what to expect, contact Minnesota Hockey for more information.

The most recent Try Hockey For Free Day was held on February 25, 2017, in conjunction with Hockey Week Across America. Over 600 children participated in events across 26 communities in Minnesota. Three locations including Shakopee (60), Woodbury (57) and Sibley (42) hosted over 40 young boys and girls. A map and list of the February Try Hockey For Free locations is available below. 

A complete list of event locations for the Try Hockey For Free Day on November 4, 2017, as well as details on how players can pre-register, will be posted in October. 


  1. City of Lakes (Minneapolis)
  2. Saint Paul
  3. Woodbury
  4. Sibley (West Saint Paul)
  5. Eagan
  6. Apple Valley
  7. Shakopee
  8. Delano
  9. Osseo-Maple Grove
  10. Andover
  11. Spring Lake Park
  12. Mounds View
  13. Roseville
  14. Becker-Big Lake
  15. Princeton
  16. Mora
  17. Hibbing-Chisholm
  18. Ely
  19. Fergus Falls
  20. Little Falls
  21. Sartell
  22. Richmond
  23. Paynesville
  24. Willmar
  25. Albert Lea
  26. Waseca
  27. Faribault
  28. Chisago Lakes