Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins program returns for fifth season
One thousand Pittsburgh area youngsters will receive FREE head-to-toe hockey equipment this winter, thanks to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, as the Little Penguins “Learn to Play Hockey” program returns for its fifth season.
The program is designed to introduce the game to boys and girls ages 4-8 – with the unique advantage that each participating child receives free, brand-new, head-to-toe hockey equipment, including skates. It is made possible through the combined efforts of Crosby, the Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Reebok and Dick’s Sporting Goods. More than 3,200 children have participated in the program since its inception in 2008-09
There will be 26 Learn to Play Hockey instructional programs at 23 area rinks – including four designated for girls only.
Registration begins Thursday, November 1 at 10 a.m. exclusively at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/littlepenguins.
Following the registration period, equipment will be distributed at select Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. Each child will receive Reebok SC87 Crosby-endorsed hockey equipment, including skates, stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, shin guards, elbow pads, pants, equipment bag, helmet stickers and an official Little Penguins jersey.
The on-ice learn-to-play programs will begin in January and February, and each program will offer between 8-10 on-ice sessions. The only cost involved is for ice time.
For more information, and to find participating local rinks, please click here.
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