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Boys and Girls ages 4 - 8 are invited to try hockey for free with the Foothills Flyers at The Edge Ice Arena (6623 South Ward Street, Littleton, CO 80127) on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

For questions, please contact Adam Menor, Under 8 Age-Level Director at  .

This event will include skate rental and a 60 minute on-ice group skills session led by USA Hockey certified coaches and players. Youth OneGoal equipment sets will also be available for use. Sizes and quantities are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please arrive at check-in 45-minutes prior to the start of the on-ice session. Members of FHA will be available to assist participants with putting on equipment.  If you have specific questions, please contact Adam Menor, Under 8 Age-Level Director, at  .

 

For parents who are new to Try Hockey for Free Day, here is a brief description of what to expect:
 

  1. Arrive approximately 45 minutes prior to the start time of the event.  There will be a check-in at the table located in the lower lobby of the Edge Ice Arena.  Signage and FHA Representatives will direct you to the appropriate location.

  2. Ensure that all forms (Waiver of Liability) are completed.

  3. You will be greeted by a Foothills Flyer Mentor (a current or past player) who will accept responsibility for your child, assist in getting skates that properly fit your child, and taking your child to the locker room to get them fully dressed in Hockey Equipment.  PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY WITH THEIR CHILD, INCLUDING IN THE DRESSING ROOM.

  4. Once on the ice, your child will be monitored by a number of individuals, including certified USA Hockey coaches, and Foothills Flyers Mentors.  It is common for the Mentor who greeted your child to stay with them on the ice to ease the transition for your child.

Parents are allowed to:

  • Be up in the stands watching and encouraging their child

  • Be down by the doors to the ice

  • Stand along the glass

  • Help their child on and off the ice

  • Be on the benches taking picture

While on the ice, there is very little structure.  There are no drills, no stations, and no real games.  The kids are learning to skate with the help of a coach/mentor, being pushed around on a chair, hitting pucks and toys into nets, playing tag, and in general, having a great time.

If it appears that your child is having a difficult time wanting to get on the ice, or constantly wanting to get off of the ice because Mom & Dad are close by, it may be good to watch from a distance for a short time and allow the coaches/mentors to work their magic.  You are welcome to take your child off of the ice at any time if it is clear that they are not enjoying the experience, or if they are tired.