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Dates Announced for 9th Annual Hockey Weekend Across America

By, 06/02/15, 8:15AM MDT


Nationwide celebration set for February 19-21, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. USA Hockey announced today that the ninth annual Hockey Weekend Across America will be held February 19-21, 2016.

"Hockey Weekend Across America is an opportunity to shine a light on our sport and has become a signature event the entire hockey community looks forward to each year," said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. "It's great to celebrate the game and those involved at all levels, and also give new families an opportunity to try our great game."

Hockey Weekend Across America will include a theme for each of the three days, including Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day on Friday (Feb. 19); Try Hockey Day on Saturday (Feb. 20); and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes Day on Sunday (Feb. 21).

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.

For more information on Hockey Weekend Across America, click here.

NOTES: Promotional materials for use by all will be available free-of-charge at ... The eighth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, which took place February 20-22, 2015, included 10,200 children from across the nation trying hockey for the first time; hundreds of thousands of fans wearing their favorite hockey jersey; and hockey heroes in communities across the United States being honored.