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Appleton Family Ice Center

1717 E. Witzke Blvd

Appleton, WISCONSIN 54911

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TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE

Get padded up and join us for some fun on the ice! Never skated before? No worries, we will teach you! Equipment is provided but limited. Please bring the following if you have them. Hockey, skateboard, or BMX helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, winter gloves and snow pants.

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What does it cost?

It’s FREE!* This event is sponsored by SCHEELS, FESTIVAL FOODS, Less Stumpf Ford - "Home of the 7 year - 100,000 mile warranty" and Appleton Ice as a gift to our community! Your hosts for this event are SCHEELS, Appleton Area Hockey Association, Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association and Appleton Ice.

All participants receive a free practice jersey, goody bag and SCHEELS hockey puck.


Do I have to pre-register for Try Hockey for Free?

No, it is not necessary! Walk-ins are always welcome! However, pre-registration is encourgaed as it helps us properly plan equipment and staffing needs for the day. It also makes check in quicker for you. All participating in Try Hockey for Free will need to sign a waiver before enjoying the ice. Adults may join their child on the ice but it is not required. We will have volunteer staff available to help on the ice. Adults planning to join their child on the ice must also sign a waiver and we encourage all adults to wear a helmet.


Are there age requirements for the event?

The program is designed for kids ages 4-9 but all ages are welcome. We can not guarantee we will have equipment for kids outside the listed ages but they are welcome to join in the fun.


Do you need to know how to skate?

No! If you have never skated before this is an awesome opportunity to get padded up and give it a try!

We split the skaters up into three groups based on their skating experience.

Beginners group - just learning to stand and move on skates. Volunteers will be available to give tips on the basics of skating and encourage the beginners.

Intermediate group - participants have some skating exeperience. This group will do skating drills, hockey drills and may scrimage if time allows.

Experienced group - participants are confident on skate and may or may not have played some hockey. This group will do advanced skating drills, advanced hockey drills and may scrimage if time allows.

Please note that participants can change groups before and during the event.


When should we arrive?

We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before the ice time listed. It will take about 20-30 minutes to get fitted with equipment and we want you to spend as much time on the ice as you can. Registration will open 45 minutes before all events.


What should I wear?

Wear comfortable athletic clothing. You will be moving around on the ice and you will be warmer than you think. A long sleeve t-shirt or a light weight sweatshirt and sweat pants are all you will need. Snow pants will only be used if we run out of hockey pants.


What should I bring to the event?

Please bring any protective equipment that you have. Equipment is provided but some times runs low or does not fit right. Please bring the following if you have them. Hockey, skateboard, or BMX helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, winter gloves and snow pants. All youth on the ice must be in a helmet. Adults, you may join your child on the ice and are encouraged to wear a helmet.


Where do I find more information about hockey and ice programs?

Appleton Ice: appletonice.org

Appleton Area Hockey Association: appleton.pucksystems2.com

Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association: foxvalley.pucksystems.com

What's Next

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Scheels at 920-830-2977, ask for Stacy Danz or David Dingraudo

Email: foxvalleytryhockeyforfree@gmail.com

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