Join the New York Rangers, USA Hockey and our Official Partner Ice Rinks this Fall to “Try Hockey for Free”

The New York Rangers are once again teaming up with USA Hockey to encourage kids to “Go Skate!” as they host “Try Hockey for Free” lessons throughout the Tri-State area.


Each Session will include:

  • Introductory on-ice lesson with professional instruction
  • Free rental skates and loaner equipment
  • Appearance and autographs with a New York Rangers alum
  • Exclusive New York Rangers hockey stick for each participant

This program is designed for children ages 4-10 years old with little or no skating or hockey experience.

Each Session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required. Please check the schedule below and register for the Session of your choice. Please limit registration to one session and one location per participant in order to provide as many children as possible with the chance to try hockey.

We look forward to seeing you on the ice. Let’s Go Skate! and Let’s Go Rangers!

A: Instruction will be provided by both the New York Rangers Hockey Development team and coaches from the area rink. Due to the large number of children and staff on the ice, we will not be permitting parents to be on the ice during the lesson. We encourage and invite all parents to take photos, video and enjoy the experience from the comfort of the viewing areas around the rink.
A: The Try Hockey For Free Program is run with community rink partners that currently hold a premier partnership with the New York Rangers. We are consistently evaluating the partnerships across the tri-state area from year to year in order ensure players from the area have an equal opportunity to attend an event.
A: We encourage all participating players to pre-register for their desired rink and session.
A: Participants who are not pre-registered can still show up the day of the event to try and register. If space is still available 20min prior to the start of the session staff will begin registering players from the waitlist.
A: Players looking to register for the try hockey for free program should not have any previous on-ice hockey experience.
A: Yes. Children are broken up into groups based on skill level. If your child has no skating experience, we will teach them the basics.
A: No, we will provide your child with loaner equipment to use during their session. We just ask that you dress them warmly.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please e-mail or call our hockey hotline at (212) 465-6553. We look forward to seeing you on the ice. Let’s Go Skate! and Let’s Go Rangers!

Check back soon for photos and videos from the 2015 Try Hockey for Free program.