The NHL is beginning Come Play Hockey Month as soon as we are beyond Halloween. While we have the Indiana Ice here in town, hockey has never been that big of a sport in Indianapolis. Of course, back in the days before Peyton Manning came to town, you could have said the same thing about football. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to jumpstart a sport’s popularity, and USA Hockey is hoping that this weekend can have that effect across the country.
To support Come Play Hockey Month, USA Hockey is partnering with over 500 local programs across the country to implement a FREE hockey opportunity on Saturday November 2. Kids aged four to nine are encouraged to come out to a local participating ice rink to try youth hockey. So, where can your kids participate here in Indianapolis? As it turns out, the one local rink participating here in Indy is at the State Fairgrounds. The Youth Arena is located at 1202 E. 38th Street, and the fun begins at 5:00 p.m. Certified coaches will be on hand to teach your child the basics of the game.
The hockey is FREE on Saturday, but you will need to register ahead of time. The rink will only have so much equipment available to use, so make sure you register quickly before the fun event fills up. Click here to register online. After that, we’ll see you on the ice.