Try Hockey for Free Day – Nov 4, 2017

Try Hockey for Free Day for boys and girls is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1-3 p.m. at the
UMass Mullins Center Community Rink. Children ages 4 and up are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe
environment. No skating experience required; free skate rentals available. All skaters
must have helmets (bicycle or hockey) and gloves (winter gloves are fine). Used
equipment sale plus UMass Hockey giveaways. Save time at the door by registering in advance:

Registration for our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs for ages 4-8 is open at, with practices November through mid-March. Learn to Skate practices are Saturdays from 1-2:20 p.m.; the cost is $135. Learn to Play practices are Saturdays from 2:30-3:50 with cross-ice games on Sundays beginning in December; the cost is $340. There is an additional $48 USA Hockey registration for ages 6 and up; skaters age 6-8 who attend the Nov. 4 Try Hockey for Free receive a free USA Hockey registration.

The Girls’ House Team for ages 8-18 begins in November and is geared toward newer skaters with practices through mid-March. The focus is on fun with games and skill building. Cost: $340 plus a $48 USA Hockey registration.

The Amherst Hockey Association is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization serving over 300 Hampshire valley families. For more information, visit or contact Dan Feldman at The Amherst Hockey Association also fields coed and all-girls travel teams available to all ages of children.

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