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AZ Ice Arcadia, VOSHA Titans partner up to increase 8U growth


In an effort to expand hockey at the youngest level, the VOSHA Titans and AZ Ice Arcadia continue to work together to create an atmosphere that breeds growth and development but also fun for these kids from their first hockey experience on.

The rink and its youth hockey organization have partnered up to put on another Try Hockey for Free event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1:20-2:20 p.m. This event is open to kids ages 4-9 who would like to give hockey a try.

titans_logoCost-free, this event allows kids to get dressed in full hockey gear and take the ice for an introductory lesson to ice skating and hockey.


Titans players and coaches will be in attendance to help guide participants through their first hockey experience, on and off the ice. All participants will be able to take home their hockey stick and prizes courtesy of USA Hockey and their sponsors.

AZ Ice Arcadia and the Titans put the utmost value on programs like this as it gives every child the opportunity to at least try this sport regardless of the child’s background.

Both consider the youngest level of players to be the foundation of the sport. The rink and the Titans have a combined goal to double their Mites and Mini Mites programs over the next year.

There are a variety of stepping stones in place at AZ Ice Arcadia for beginner kids progressing at all different paces.

The rink offers both introductory skating lessons through its Learn to Skate program as well as a Learn to Play class called Junior Titans geared toward beginner to intermediate players ages 4 and up. This spring and summer season, Arcadia will also have Little Howlers and Howlers Second Stride programs run by the Arizona Coyotes.

For more information on the Try Hockey for Free event or recommendations on introductory hockey, contact Justin Rogers at

— Moriah Hernandez

(Feb. 21, 2020)

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