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NY Rangers Come to Skylands Ice World for Try Hockey for Free Day

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STOCKHOLM, NJ – For the fourth year in a row the New York Rangers will team up with USA Hockey to host the fourth annual Try Hockey for Free Day on November 9 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The month long campaign will introduce the sport to over 2,500 children ages four through nine through free skating and hockey lessons at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm, and 11 other participating rinks in the area. New York Rangers alumni will be on hand to help teach the basics of the sport. Complimentary rental skates will be available at each rink.  In addition, every child who attends Try Hockey for Free Day will receive a free Rangers hockey stick.

Skylands Ice World, located on State Hwy 23 in Stockholm has two full size NHL Rinks, a pro-shop, full snack bar, party rooms, Skylands Cafe', on the second floor, large outdoor areas for conditioning and plenty of free parking.

Skylands also boasts a very successful Tier II travel hockey program called The Skylands Kings with 14 teams for kids from age six to 18.  There is also a recreation program for kids from age five to 14.

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“We proudly support the American Development Model (ADM) under ten year-old program with one of the largest in New Jersey,” said Bob Salmanowitz, Director of Hocley Operations.  “We are also excited about all the improvements we have made during the past year including new energy efficient insulation and lighting, larger locker rooms to accommodate more changing space, new bathrooms and shower areas in the locker rooms, improvements to our Party Banquet rooms, new theatrical lighting and sound equipment in both rinks, and other projects throughout our building that may go unnoticed, but benefit in the operation of Skylands Ice World.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get the chance to play the greatest game on Earth,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves. “These are kids that might not otherwise be able to experience the game of hockey. They are sure to love it and hopefully this ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.” 

For more information, including program schedules, locations and registering online, please visit rangers.nhl.com or follow the link at www.SkylandsIceWorldNJ.com

 

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