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Try Hockey For Free February 23rd 2019

By Lindsey Lentz, 01/16/19, 2:45PM CST


Try Hockey For Free!

Come join Janesville Youth Hockey for Try Hockey For Free! Equipment and skates provided. Children as young as 4 can attend.

Sign up in advance at:

The first 25 to PRE-REGISTER for the event will receive a free hockey Jersey from USA Hockey (sizes are youth M & L).

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Chady at or 608.289.3577.

Thank you for registering your child to participate in our Try Hockey For Free clinic on February 23, 2019. We are looking forward to seeing your family at the Janesville Ice Arena!

To make sure you enjoy your first youth hockey experience, below are some helpful tips.

TIME: Try hockey starts at 10:20; please plan on arriving at the rink at least 30 minutes prior for check-in and to get fitted with equipment. When you arrive, we will have a waiver liability that needs to be filled out. Please make sure you provided valid birthdates, legal names of the skaters and contact information when you registered. USA Hockey typically provides a code that can be redeemed for a temporary 2018-19 USA Hockey membership. Since children 6 & under can already sign up for free, this code will be sent to participants between the ages of 7-12 the week following your Try Hockey event. This is a value of $45.

After checking-in, you can get skates from the main counter at the ice arena. Do NOT put the skates on quite yet! Then you will head to get fitted for equipment, including a helmet, gloves and a stick. Additional equipment is available if requested including knee pads, elbow pads, breezers (special hockey shorts), and a chest protector. After getting all equipment, please head over to a locker room to put on your equipment.

During the event, we will hold a short informational meeting around 11am in the warming room for parents regarding our program and next steps for those interested in learning more about hockey. This will include a special, low-cost opportunity for new skaters to join our program. Throughout the event, we will be taking pictures and posting on our website, and you are encouraged to do the same. Please see the Try Hockey for Free photo album. While you are there, we encourage you to like the Janesville Youth Hockey Club facebook page so you are informed of future Try Hockey for Free events.

EQUIPMENT: What will be provided: We have skates and a limited amount of equipment available for you to borrow. We have equipment for approximately 100 skaters, but most is for younger kids as our club provides equipment for those 8 and under as part of our program. We do have some equipment for older kids. If you have any equipment questions, please let us know. What to bring: We encourage those who have access to equipment, to please bring it. If you do not have any equipment, we recommend you bring the following in case we run out of equipment:
- A pair of gloves (they don’t need to be hockey gloves
- mittens are fine)
- A helmet (bike/skateboard work just fine) if you are older than 10 years old
- Wind pants / athletic pants work well as the ice/snow doesn’t stick as much as cotton based pants if you fall down
- A Smile

ON-ICE EXPERIENCE: We will have plenty of coaches on hand to give your child a great youth hockey experience, they will get an opportunity to learn the basic skills of youth hockey and enjoy their first game.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ed Chady at 608.289.3577, or via the Try Hockey for Free Event page.

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Thank you, we look forward to seeing you at the rink!