NATION’S BIGGEST SPORTS DAY: PLAY ICE HOCKEY FOR FREE

There’s less than a week until the Nation’s Biggest Sports Day takes place across the UK and you have the chance to play ice hockey for free.

Team GB, Ice Hockey UK and the National Ice Centre (NIC) in Nottingham are teaming up to offer the chance to spend a session playing the greatest sport on the planet.

Inspired by the achievements of Team GB athletes and the amazing efforts of local community heroes, I Am Team GB have created the Nation’s Biggest Sports Day, taking place on Saturday 24th August 2019.

There will be hundreds of free and fun activities across the country, put on by amazing volunteers known as I Am Team GB Games Makers.

The event taking place at the NIC will include an ice hockey taster session, off-ice skills challenge and family skating session – all free of charge.

Ryan Rathbone, sports development officer at the NIC, said: “The events taking place at the National Ice Centre will include an off-ice skills challenge, enabling anyone to become a hockey master.

“By completing all the challenges – skating, puck control, passing, shooting and 1v1 – everyone can have a sense of achievement of becoming a hockey master.

“All the challenges have been specifically designed to be simple whilst giving people a taste of the sport.

“There will also be a free family skating session and we will also be offering a series of ice hockey taster sessions.

“This will allow people to try ice hockey in a fun and safe environment.”

Activities open from 4pm on Saturday 24th August. All equipment will be provided free of charge and no prior booking is necessary.

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