Free youth hockey clinics

hockey silhouetteOtsego County Hockey Association (OCHA) invites boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. to Otsego County Sportsplex Ice Arena on Saturday Oct. 3 and 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 7 for the “Try Hockey For Free” clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment.

All children that participate will enjoy a free hot dog and drink.

“We look forward to introducing new families to skating and hockey,” said Marilea Rogers, OCHA Board Member and Coach of both the OCHA U6 mini-mites and the Introductory Program (IP). “To help keep costs reasonable for parents, this program is our first step to offering new families an easy and free way to get started in youth hockey and on the ice.”

The Try Hockey For Free event, presented by OCHA and the Otsego County Sportsplex is happy to announce that OLAF will also be at the event cheering children on while they learn the sport. In 2014, the program in its initial year had over 100 young children in northern Michigan come out and try hockey for the first time.

This program is designed to provide youth hockey associations a platform to introduce new kids to the sport during this unique fun opportunity.

To register for one of the Try Hockey for Free opportunities, please visit for a flyer and contact Marilea Rogers at 231-838-7410 or e-mail

There is a limited amount of hockey skates and hockey equipment for use during this event, therefore registration is required. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to skate start to get fitted for gear.