January/February 2019

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NGB News USA Hockey & U.S. Figure Skating 50 / JANUARY.FEBRUARY.2019 USICERINKS.COM Mark Your Calendars Host Try Hockey For Free , Host site registration is officially open for February 23, 2019, Try Hockey For Free Day! Try Hockey events are a great opportunity to introduce new families to your rink and transition them into Spring Learn-To-Skate and Learn-To- Play programming. This year's event falls on the Saturday of Hockey Week Across America. Each day of Hockey Week Across America will include a theme, including individual days to salute players (Monday), coaches (Tuesday), officials (Wednesday) and local rinks (Thursday), as well as the traditional themes of Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day (Friday), Try Hockey Day (Saturday) and Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes (Sunday). Kicking off the weeklong celebration will be Hockey Day in America on Sunday, Feb. 17. To serve as a Try Hockey host site, each rink must provide at least one hour of ice for the event, an adequate volunteer staff, and loaner equipment. Each participant must be outfitted with a minimum of helmet, skates, and gloves. Successful Try Hockey events often times see collaboration between hockey coaches, Learn-To-Skate instructors, and rink staff. The first 350 rinks that register to serve as a Try Hockey host site on February 23 will receive a variety of promotional resources that can be used to bolster marketing efforts and maximize the impact of your event. These rinks will also receive event support in the form of an online registration portal, event sanctioning, and giveaways. To learn more, please visit usahockeyprogramservices.com! , Join us in February for the Midwest and Pacific Coast Sectional Director Workshop and NARCE in May. These FREE full-day events offer Learn to Skate USA program directors the opportunity to learn about business, marketing and programming strategies for growth and retention along with the opportunity to network with other directors in their section. Topics include: • Learn to Skate USA: Programming from the grassroots up • Marketing, communications and creating your digital presence • Increasing retention through specialty and bridge programs • Building a strategic, business and financial plan • Managing parents and customers • SafeSport Program: Resources, awareness, necessary policies and procedures to implement and reporting procedures • Networking and roundtable discussion The workshop is FREE for all current and registered Learn to Skate USA Program/Assistant Directors and lunch will be provided. Locations: • Midwest: Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI • Pacific Coast: Sunday, Feb. 17, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Ice Den Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ Also, don't forget certification available at the North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE) this spring. NARCE is recognized as the premier annual educational conference and trade show for ice rink industry professionals. The Skating Director Course, presented by leaders in the field, is a three-and-a- half day program providing information and resources for effective leadership and business strategies that lead to program growth and success. Registration is now open for NARCE, running from May 21-24 in Buffalo, New York. , Get your rink involved for each theme day of Hockey Week Across America

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