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Tri-City Inline Hockey League to Hold Free Roller Hockey Clinics

Oceanside CA— Tri-City Inline Hockey League will hold Free Roller Hockey Clinics for boys and girls ages 5 through 8 years old 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Saturdays, January 25th, and February 1st, 8th, 15th, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s outdoor rink, 4300 Mesa Drive, Oceanside.

All San Diego County residents are welcome. Beginners and experienced players 8 years old & under – the league’s “mites” – will enjoy free skating lessons, fun games, drills, and scrimmage. Inline roller hockey is a very fast-paced but safer game compared to ice hockey. It is considered a contact sport, but body checking is prohibited. Players use inline skates, a type of roller skates unlike quad skates, which have two front and two rear wheels, inline skates typically have two to five wheels arranged in a single row allowing for better maneuverability.

No skills? No gear? No problem! Loaner gear is available, or equipment “starter kits” (stick/shin guards/elbow guards/chest pads) are available for first time players – only $50 with valid Spring Season registration, now ongoing New players may borrow used skates, subject to availability. Season registration fee for new Mite players is only $59 (includes a jersey) plus $14 if they have no AAU sports insurance yet. Spring-2020 Season schedule is with games on Saturdays March 7th to May 30th ending with fun playoffs and championship. (No games Easter week April 11th and for Memorial Day May 23rd.) Practices begin the week of March 1st and continue once a week on Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

For information about other divisions, Squirts (10 and under), Peewees (12 and under) & Bantams (17 and under), see www.TCIHL.com

The very first inline roller hockey league in California sanctioned by USA Hockey, Tri-City Inline Hockey League offers two seasons per year each Spring and Fall with clinics and pick-up play between seasons. TCIHL’s mission is to stress the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, scholastic achievement, integrity, respect for authority, and to promote the game of inline hockey in North County San Diego. To achieve this objective TCIHL provides a supervised program under the rules and regulations of AAU/USA Roller Sports. Admission for TCIHL clinics and games is always free to spectators.

Please see website for more details including league’s 27-year history, player clinics, season details, and registration. Questions may be addressed to tricityinlinehockey@gmail.com or call 760-282-4452.

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