Over the next seven days, the Philadelphia Flyers will host a slew of community events across the Greater Philadelphia Region as part of an extended Hockey Weekend Across America (February 19-21, 2016) celebration. Created by USA Hockey in 2008, Hockey Weekend Across America celebrates and promotes the sport of hockey, with an overarching goal of exposing the sport to new audiences.
As a part of this national celebration, the Flyers will host several community events for fans of all ages:
Flyers Skate at Dilworth Park
Friday, February 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park
To kick off Hockey Weekend Across America, Flyers Alumni Bob Kelly, Brad Marsh, Doug Crossman, and Todd Fedoruk will join the Flyers Ice Girls for a special lunchtime skate at the Rothman Ice Rink in Dilworth Park. Fans are encouraged to don their orange and black and swing by to skate, take photos with the alumni and Ice Girls, and even get their hands on freebies from the Flyers Street Team.
Try Hockey for Free Day
Saturday, February 20, various times
Flyers Skate Zone Locations
This Saturday, the Flyers invite all boys and girls ages four to nine, to attend a FREE hockey clinic at one of the four area Flyers Skate Zone locations. The 60-minute on-ice session will introduce youngsters to the sport and includes free use of equipment and ice skates. For exact times of the clinics and to register, families should visit TryHockeyForFree.com.
Flyers Alumni in Center for Autism’s Fourth Annual Winter Classic
Saturday, February 20, 8:15 p.m.
Ice Works Skating Complex , 3100 Duttons Mill Rd., Aston, Pa. 19014
An all-Flyers-Alumni team will face off against the Autism Puzzlers in the Center for Autism’s Fourth Annual Winter Classic. The evening’s festivities include a raffle, Chuck-a-Puck contest, autograph signings, and meet and greets. All proceeds will benefit the evaluation and treatment of children with autism in the Philadelphia region. For more information, visit cfawinterclassic.com.
Flyers Cup Selection Sunday
Sunday, February 21, 12 p.m.
The Brick House – Willow Grove, 2402 Easton Rd., Willow Grove, Pa. 19090
This March, 64 of the best high school hockey teams in the area will compete in the 37th Annual Flyers Cup Scholastic Championships. On Sunday, teams from across eight different leagues will gather at the Brick House as the Eastern Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey Association (“EPIHA”) presents Flyers Cup team selections and seeding live.
Pop-Up Outdoor Hockey with the Flyers
Wednesday, February 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Horizon Riverfront Rink Wilmington, 308 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
In partnership with AAA Mid-Atlantic, the Flyers invite their Delaware fans to suit up and hit the ice for pop-up outdoor hockey for youth players at the Horizon Riverfront Rink in Wilmington, Del. Children ages 12 and under* will have the chance to face-off against legendary Flyers Alumni in this open-to-the-public pick-up hockey game. Fans will also have the chance to win special ticket and autographed merchandise giveaways. *Full equipment required, registration begins on-site at 5 p.m.