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Thanks, Friends!

By jw, 03/06/22, 4:00PM EST


HISC Hosted Another Successful THFF Event

On Saturday, March 5th, we hosted another successful Try Hockey For Free event.  This one may have been our largest, as we had nearly 100 youth come out and experience ice hockey!  Many players had skated before but never tried on equipment.  We also had some friends that were new to skating, and they had a blast learning the basics.  The event attracted participants from 4 states- Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia!

Try Hockey For Free is a nationwide program, supported by USA Hockey.  The goal of the program is to help grow youth hockey by offering a free experience to those who want to explore it first to see if it is a good fit for their child. 

Whether you attended or not, we offer many programs to help your child experience ice sports.  It's a great way to get some exercise and make new friends.  Below are some programs to consider if your child has shown an interest in skating (or already enjoys roller skating, skateboarding or skiing).   Reach out to our skate director or hockey director, posted below, if you have any questions.

  • Learn to Skate - an ideal program for those who want to learn the basics of skating, whether for hockey or figure skating.  Leveled classes help you learn the basics of skating and balance, before moving to more challenging levels.  The program is offered throughout the year.
  • Learn to Play - a program for beginners that focuses on the basics of skating.  Participants who register get a free set of equipment, and must be ages 5-9 to participate. 
  • Youth Rec League  - an introductory program that takes place each spring and fall.  Participants have 4 practices and 8 cross-ice games, separated by age level and ability. 

Once players graduate from these programs, they can move on to either our in-house set of teams, the Hammerheads, or our Bulldogs travel hockey program. 

Cary Summerlin

Skate Director

Chad Ziegler

Hockey Director