Skate Like a Girl Day Sept. 9
Skate Like a Girl Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Kent Freeman Arena for elementary and middle school girls interested in joining hockey, along with current team members.
The event is free and open to the public. Players with sticks are asked to bring them along, but equipment will be made available to those who need it.
The program is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Association to give introductory sessions on hockey basics in a fun environment. Skate Like a Girl day was created by a group of parents who have spearheaded the push to get more girls involved in the game.
Members of the Laker girls varsity hockey team and other area players will be there to assist new skaters and coaches will be on hand to aid with fundamentals.
This year’s event is an indoors, dryland event and will not be on the ice.
“It’s good for them to know there are things they can do off the ice,” organizer Amy Coley said.
The shooting room will be available and there will be an obstacle course and stickhandling drills along with other fun games and treats.
Hockey season registration will also be held the same day from 6-8 p.m.