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Hockey Week Across America Begins Monday

By USA Hockey, 02/12/21, 7:30AM MST


Week-long event celebrates all levels of the game

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Hockey Week Across America begins Monday (Feb. 15), and runs through Feb. 21. The week-long celebration includes a special theme for each day, including the fan-favorite Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day next Friday (Feb. 19), to highlight and salute all areas of the sport.

On Feb. 20, as part of Try Hockey Day, USA Hockey will stage its second national Try Hockey for Free Day, presented by SportsEngine, 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 the re-designed

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. 

USA Hockey collaborates annually with American-based NHL clubs to host the “Meet the NHL Officials” program as part of Hockey Week Across America. In light of the pandemic, this year, USA Hockey will host two Zoom meetings during Hockey Week Across America: one with previous participants  in the program, and one including a live Q&A session with two NHL officials.

NOTES: SportsEngine, CCM Hockey and Pure Hockey are official sponsors of Try Hockey for Free Days … To date, USA hockey has introduced more than 216,950 children to the sport through its national Try Hockey for Free days

Mon., Feb. 19 USA Day
Tues., Feb. 20 Hockey Is For Everyone Day
Wed., Feb. 21 Stick Salute Day
Thur., Feb. 22 Hockey History Day
Fri., Feb. 23 Hockey Jersey Day
Sat., Feb. 24 Try Hockey For Free Day
Sun., Feb. 25 Welcome To Hockey Day


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