COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM Hockey, will include the Tacks Are Back Sweepstakes, it was announced today by USA Hockey. While Hockey Weekend Across America is set for Feb. 20-22, 2015, fans may begin entering Hockey Weekend Across America’s Tacks Are Back Sweepstakes on Jan. 1, 2015, at HockeyWeekendACrossAmerica.com. Three grand prize winners will receive a CCM equipment package that includes a hockey stick, helmet/facemask combo, hockey bag and skates.
In addition to the grand prize winners, three “Tacks Are Back” daily prize winners (one per day of Hockey Weekend Across America) will receive a CCM Tacks Hockey stick and 30 consolation prizes of a USA Hockey hat will be awarded (10 per day of Hockey Weekend Across America).
Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America features a special theme.
"Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday, Feb. 20, is the day for fans to show off their hockey pride by wearing their prized hockey jerseys. USA Hockey's Facebook and Twitter pages will accept photos from families, friends, and colleagues in search of the most passionate hockey fans.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, as part of Try Hockey Day, sponsored by the NHL, hundreds of rinks nationwide will host "Try Hockey for Free" clinics, sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Total Hockey, allowing thousands of children to experience hockey for the first time. Arenas interested in hosting an event and players wishing to take part should visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com for more details.
To cap off the weekend, "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes" day on Sunday, Feb. 22, encourages hockey programs nationwide to develop ways to honor their local hockey heroes. USA Hockey invites all to post pictures and stories on its Facebook and Twitter pages. The day also includes NBC's Hockey Day in America coverage, which will take place in Lake Placid, New York, as part of the 35th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice.
For full information surrounding the weekend, visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com. Associations and teams celebrating Hockey Weekend Across America are encouraged to submit their event plans to USA Hockey on this site.
Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.