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February 25 | Welcome to Hockey Day


Thousands of new children will fall in love with the sport of hockey after participating in Try Hockey For Free Day. So now what?

The entire hockey community can join us in this celebration, as we welcome all of the new hockey families with our favorite stories and advice. Do you remember the first time you tried to put on hockey gear correctly? Or maybe that first goal celebration with teammates hugging your child? No book can supplement the advice from current and former USA Hockey parents on how to get the most out of your child’s hockey experience.

USA Hockey will be celebrating with our favorite stories, and advice, from hockey parents, as well as sharing resources for new parents to better understand the sport and how to give their child an excellent youth sports experience.

Daily Challenge

What's your advice for new hockey families?

From staying warm in the rinks to equipment hacks, simply share some advice with new hockey families on social media using #WelcomeToHockey.

FAQ For New Parents

Parent to Parent Advice

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

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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