I've written before on this blog about my family's involvement in youth hockey. It has been a great sport for our kids and for the whole family.
As the weather turns colder, I can't help but think of the upcoming season. The West Madison Polar Caps (the west side club organization) is holding a few events that can help you and your children get a taste of what hockey is all about.
The first event is the Try Hockey Boot Camp. It is a three week "crash course" in hockey for interested skaters to let them see how much fun hockey is! It includes FREE equipment rental, and the $25 fee is refunded if they join the Polar Caps. The camp starts Saturday September 29, but there's still time to join the group!
The Polar Caps are also planning two USA Hockey events to let kids try hockey for free. They will be hosting another Try Hockey for Free Day on November 3rd, and a Girls Hockey Weekend on October 13th which will allow kids to try hockey for a couple of hours and get a taste for the game. These events are being held in conjunction with Madison Ice, Inc., the organization that runs Madison Ice Area and Hartmeyer Ice Arena.
Here's hoping for lots of ice this winter!