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Hockey Weekend Across America

Michigan is home to over 61,000 registered hockey players, coaches and officials so it's only fitting that we celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America January 29-31. USA Hockey, the governing body of hockey in the U.S., is promoting the weekend with free "try it" days at local rinks, including the Arctic Edge in Canton, a Hockey Rocks video contest and special themes all weekend. January 29 is "Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day", January 30 is "Bring a Friend to the Rink Day." On January 31, watch the hometown favorite Detroit Red Wings take on the hated Pittsburgh Penguins on NBC (WDIV locally) at 12:30PM

If that's not enough hockey for you, view some classic hockey films like Youngblood, starring Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze, Mystery, Alaska starring Russel Crowe and Burt Reynolds, Slap Shot, featuring Paul Newman or the movies that led to a NHL franchise, The Mighty Ducks series. Pure pond skaters will enjoy Pond Hockey, a documentary. Search the library catalog for other resources on playing or learning about hockey.