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Girls–Try Hockey for Free Program in Rochester


The Rochester Edge Girls Hockey Program and Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex have partnered to host a free, all girls try hockey program which starts this June.  The program is open to any girls born on or after 01/01/1994 and on or before 01/01/2007. 

The program is held every Monday night in June and July (except for July 1st), from 5:10pm to 6:10pm.  Full equipment is provided or each session, along with hockey skates if needed.  Instruction will be provided from local professional players, women’s collegiate hockey players, Maksymum Hockey instructors along with Rochester Edge coaches and players.

“We are thrilled to bring this program back.” states Jeff Kolcon, Interim Director for the Edge Program.  “There are over 20 girls that went through this program 10 years ago that are playing NCAA college hockey now. More importantly, a large number beyond that are lifelong hockey players.”

“We are very excited to be the host for an event such as this,” said Chris Woodworth, Director of Programming and Marketing at the Iceplex.  “One of our main goals is to introduce local children to ice sports, which in turn leads to exercise and healthier lifestyles for those children.  We aim to do this at little to no cost when possible, so we are proud to have the Rochester Edge as a partner, which enables us to offer this at no cost to all participants.”

For more information regarding this program, and for online registration for the program, visit the Rochester Youth Hockey website at ryhockey.com.


Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 170,000 square foot, multi-sport facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College.  It is home to 4 NHL sized ice rinks, a Bill Grays Restaurant, Tap Room and Snack Bar, Abbotts Frozen Custard, Locker Room Sports hockey store, Maksymum Hockey, Northern educate Hockey Academy, City Brew Coffee and Xtreme Sight Performance Center.  It is also the training facility for the Rochester Americans and home to MCC Ice Hockey, Nazareth Ice Hockey, Rochester Youth Hockey and numerous other organizations.  For more information, visit www.billgraysiceplex.com.


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