Eau Claire (WQOW) - Even though it's not quite winter yet some local kids got the chance to try out a winter sport.
It was try hockey for free day at Hobbs Ice Center. Kids ages four to nine had the opportunity to rent free equipment and get out on the ice and learn how to play the game. Organizers say it's a great way to introduce kids to the sport and to help it grow.
"We think it's very important for kids to get exercise and this is a winter sport and there's a lot of activity here in the winter," says instructor John Leary, "We want to give the kids the opportunity to try hockey for free and see if they like it."
Hobbs Ice Center, Eau Claire area youth hockey and USA hockey sponsored the event. More than 25 kids turned out.