Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Great Neck Park District who is “rink partnered” with the NHL N.Y. Rangers, hosted Try-Hockey-For-Free Day at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink. It was mandatory for participants to pre-register on-line at USAHockey.com, on a first-come, first-served basis. Over 150 registrants participated and there were many who attended to observe. This event run by USA Hockey, encourages children, unfamiliar with hockey, to enjoy a new sport.
Everyone who pre-registered received a free N.Y. Rangers hockey stick. USA /NHL hockey jerseys were raffled off to 80 lucky winners.
N.Y. Rangers staff and alumni hockey players were on hand to run the on-ice activities. Alums Gilles Villemure and Peter Ferraro were happy to instruct the kids on the ice, sign autographs and pose for photos. The Park District provided the ice rink, staff and free skate rentals.
All the participants and their parents had an awesome time.