Hockey Across America Weekend
Updated: Feb 6th, 2013
USA's Hockey's "Hockey Across America" weekend this year will be during the weekend of February 15-17. Here's what the weekend entails:
On Friday, it's wear your favorite jersey to school day. This can be any hockey jersey, whether its your favorite NHL team, your Ramsey hockey team or another any other youth or professional hockey team.
On Saturday, it's "Try Hockey for Free" day. Rinks across America will be providing an open ice session where our first time future hockey stars get to try it. All that is required are skates, a helmet and a stick. Participating rinks in the Northern New Jersey Area are: (1) Aspen Ice, 16 Aspen Drive, Randolph, New Jersey from 8:45-9:45 am; (2) Union Sports Arena, 2441-A Route 22 West, Union, New Jersey from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; and (3) Skylands Ice World, 2765 State Route 23, Stockholm, New Jersey from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information or to register, visit www.tryhockeyforfree.com, enter your Zip Code to find rink locations, then click on the rink location on the map and register in the box that appears on the screen.
Sunday is the day to celebrate your local hockey heroes. This is the perfect time to catch an Ramsey hockey game or just enjoy an NHL or College game. Locally, our NJ Rams team plays the White Plains Plainsmen at 8:15 am at Ebersole Rink (30 Lake Street, White Plains, NY). In the NHL, the New York Rangers play the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden at 6:00 pm. In the College ranks, there are great match-ups with #6 ranked University of Miami (Ohio) taking on #7 Notre Dame at 1:05 pm and the #20 Wisconsin Badgers taking on the #1 ranked Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota at 4:30 pm (check local listings for broadcast details).