The West Shore Wolves Hockey Association (WSWHA) in collaboration with the West Shore Community Ice Arena and USA Hockey, will be holding a try hockey for free session on Sat., Sept., 29, with check-in beginning at 3 p.m. and the on-ice hour session beginning at 4 p.m.
The session is available to children ages 4-9 years of age. At this event, children will be outfitted with skates, full hockey gear provided by USA Hockey including stick, pads, helmet, and gloves to be returned at the end of the session.
USA Hockey and WSWHA will provide experienced instructors to help the children on the ice and make this experience one they will never forget. In addition, players and coaches from the West Shore Wolves current hockey teams will be on the ice to help and encourage their team’s future.
No prior skating or hockey experience is necessary and all participants will receive a free hockey jersey and wolves swag, as well as a free hockey session and a family pass to the ice arena.
“West Shore Community College is home to an incredible ice arena that provides our surrounding communities affordable ice time. I am very excited to see our ‘learn to skate’ and ‘learn to play hockey’ numbers growing. It is the goal of the West Shore Community Ice Arena and the West Shore Wolves Hockey Association to spread the word about all of the exciting events happening at the rink,” says Ted Malt, West Shore President.
Mark Hamilton, WSWHA vice president adds, “It is truly exciting to see kids get into hockey gear for the first time. Thanks to USA Hockey, the college and the ice arena for providing a 100 percent free event for our future hockey community. It is our goal to answer any questions parents may have about getting their son or daughter involved in our hockey program. I believe this is great first step in introducing this sport to both the parents and the player.”
Parents who are interested in enrolling their child can go to the ice arena website at www.westshorecia.com and click on “try hockey for free registration.” or go to www.maha.org/thff . Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ted Malt at 231-499-7693.