Take the Kids to a Free Ice Hockey Clinic on Nov. 3
On Saturday, Nov. 3, The Bowie Hockey Club, along with 400 local clubs located throughout the country, will sponsor USA Hockey‘s “Try Hockey For Free” program where kids ages four to nine years old are invited to learn more about this exciting sport.
At the free clinic, instructors and volunteers will run skating and shooting drills, games and fun activities from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Bowie Hockey will provide the equipment for participants; but the quantity is limited, so register to reserve your spot now.
The Club is currently in need of helmets and sticks sized for the younger players. If you have any equipment you’d like to donate, contact Carrie Robertson (email@example.com) .
According to board member and ice hockey mom Amy Richardson, Bowie Hockey is home to some 40 Davidsonville players including her three sons Kyle, Luke and Beau.
The Richardson boys fell in love with ice hockey at a young age with the oldest son Kyle staring when he was just five years old. All three truly enjoy the sport and hope hockey fans will come out on Nov. 3 and give the game a shot.
“Ice hockey is fun and thrilling,” said Luke. Brothers Kyle and Beau agreed “it’s cool to shoot the puck and score goals. We want to play it forever.”
According to USA Hockey, there are more than 500,000 registered hockey players in the U.S.
In Maryland, hockey has become increasingly popular due in part to the success of the Washington Capitals and its biggest star Alex Ovechkin. In fact according to the blog “The United States of Hockey,” since 1990-91, Maryland’s hockey population has grown by 377.1 percent.
The Bowie Ice Arena is located at 3330 Northview Drive. To register for the Try Hockey for Free event visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2062570.
Event Specifics:Try Hockey For Free Saturday, Nov. 3 3:45 – 5 p.m. The Bowie Ice Arena, 3330 Northview Drive No equipment needed