COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The sixth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM Hockey, will include the Pick Six Sweepstakes it was announced today by USA Hockey. While Hockey Weekend Across America is set for Feb. 15-17, 2013, fans may begin entering Hockey Weekend Across America's Pick Six Sweepstakes on Jan 1, 2013, at HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com. Three grand prize winners will have the opportunity to select their choice of six of 12 CCM products, including a hockey stick, hockey gloves, helmet/facemask combo, hockey pants, shoulder pads, shin pads, hockey bag, elbow pads, winter jacket, mini-hockey set, sports bag or golf bag.
In addition to the grand prize winners, three "Pick Six" daily prize winners (one per day of Hockey Weekend Across America) will receive a CCM "Strap a Rocket to the Puck" hockey stick and 30 consolation prizes of a USA Hockey custom hat will be awarded (10 per day of Hockey Weekend Across America).
For full information surrounding the weekend, visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com. Associations and teams celebrating Hockey Weekend Across America are encouraged to submit their event plans to USA Hockey on this site.
Each of the three days of Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, has a theme.
"Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day" on Friday, Feb. 15, is the day for fans to show off their hockey pride by wearing their favorite hockey jersey. USA Hockey's Facebook and Twitter pages will accept photos from families, friends, and colleagues in search of the most passionate hockey fans.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, hundreds of rinks nationwide will host "Try Hockey for Free" clinics, allowing thousands of children to experience hockey for the first time. Total Hockey is a sponsor of USA Hockey's Try Hockey for Free Days. Arenas interested in hosting an event and players wishing to take part should visit HockeyWeekendAcrossAmerica.com for more details.
To cap off the weekend, "Celebrate Local Hockey Heroes" day on Sunday, Feb. 17, encourages hockey programs nationwide to develop ways to honor their local hockey heroes. USA Hockey invites all to post pictures and stories on its Facebook and Twitter pages. The day also includes NBC's Hockey Day in America coverage, which includes an NHL doubleheader on NBC and coverage of a third NHL game that evening on NBC Sports Network. Along with its game coverage, NBC will also produce content in and around the games showcasing hockey at all levels in the United States.
Hockey Weekend Across America was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport of hockey at all levels and exposing the sport to new audiences.