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'Try Hockey for Free Day' is Saturday

Children who want to play hockey will get the chance to try it free Saturday in rinks throughout Western New York and the United States.

"Try Hockey for Free Day" is set to return during the second annual Come Play Hockey Month, a joint effort established by USA Hockey, the NHL and its member clubs. Boys and girls ages 4 to 9 will receive free use of equipment and ice.

The full list of New York rinks participating can be found here, and it includes:

Bud Bakewell Rink/Riverside Ice Rink 9-10:55 a.m.

Hockey Outlet 10:20-11:20 a.m.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena 3-4 p.m.

Holiday Twin Rinks 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Northtown Center at Amherst 5-6:50 p.m.

---John Vogl

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