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Hockey Week Across America Begins Sunday, Try Hockey For Free Set for Next Saturday

By USA Hockey, 02/13/20, 1:45PM MST


Week-long celebration kicks off with NBC Sports Coverage of Hockey Day in America

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Hockey Week Across America begins Sunday (Feb. 16) and runs through Feb. 23. This year’s week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the fan-favorite Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Feb. 21, to highlight and salute all areas of the sport.

On Feb. 22, as part of Try Hockey for Free Day presented by SportsEngine, USA Hockey will stage its second national Try Hockey for Free Day of the season, providing kids who have never had a chance to try the sport to do so without cost. Families can find a location hosting a Try Hockey for Free event near them by visiting

Started in 2008 by USA Hockey, Hockey Week Across America is an effort to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels, while introducing the sport to new audiences.

NBC Sports kicks off Hockey Week Across America on Sunday (Feb. 16) with its Hockey Day in America coverage that includes nine-plus hours of hockey coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

Throughout the week, USA Hockey will collaborate with American-based NHL clubs to host “Meet the NHL Officials” program. A total of 40 young officials will attend 20 NHL games and have the opportunity

NOTES:  CCM Hockey, Chipotle, and Pure Hockey are official sponsors of Try Hockey for Free Days … To date, USA hockey has introduced more than 200,000 children to the sport through its national Try Hockey for Free days … For more information about Hockey Week Across America, click here … For more information about Try Hockey for Free Day presented by SportsEngine, click here.

2020 HWAA Daily Themes

Date Theme
Sun., Feb. 16 Hockey Day In America (NBC)
Mon., Feb. 17 Salute to Players
Tues., Feb. 18 Salute to Coaches
Wed., Feb. 19 Salute to Officials
Thurs., Feb. 20 Salute to Local Rinks
Fri., Feb. 21 Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day
Sat., Feb. 22 Try Hockey Day
Sun., Feb. 23 Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day

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A young boy, in a black Bauer helmet and a navy USA Hockey/NHL jersey sits on the ice and smiles during Try Hockey For Free Day