The New York Rangers will operate two hockey programs at the Dix Hills ice rink, starting in October.
A girls recreational hockey program will start Oct. 16, with a free one-hour clinic, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Clinics will be conducted in two sessions of 10 weeks each from Nov. 9-March 22, with two hours of ice time each week for a total of 20 hours per session.
A Try Hockey for Free Day and Learn to Play Hockey instructional program gets underway Oct. 19 with the free program to run from noon to 3 p.m. The next series in the instructional program starts Nov.16 and runs through Jan 18, followed by another series Jan. 25-March 28.
“The Try Hockey for Free event with the New York Rangers is a great opportunity for kids to dip their toe in the ‘frozen pond’. Ice hockey has been booming for the past several years, girls hockey in particular,” said Councilman Edmund Smyth, who sponsored the Town Board resolutions for the programs. “The New York Rangers have really stepped up to help build the girls hockey program in Huntington. My daughter is a goalie and loves every minute of it. Hockey is a great sport that keeps kids active throughout the winter months, and I’m proud to be able to sponsor both of these resolutions.”