In support of USA Hockey’s annual “Hockey Weekend Across America,” this year, the New York Rangers have teamed up with the city of New York to declare the first ever “Hockey Weekend in New York,” highlighted by a series of special events and complimentary hockey programs throughout the weekend.
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NEW YORK RANGERS / USA HOCKEY
INVITE KIDS TO TRY HOCKEY FOR
– FREE –
On Saturday, November 5th, the New York Rangers will team up with USA Hockey and community ice rinks across the tri-state area to host the first ever “Try Hockey for Free Day” to celebrate “Come Play Youth Hockey Month” throughout November. The event will introduce the sport to over 1,500 children ages 4-9 through free skating and hockey lessons at seven participating rinks in the area. Rangers alumni Adam Graves, Nick Fotiu, Ron Greschner, Glenn Anderson, Brian Mullen, Dave Maloney, Gilles Villemure, Pete Stemkowski, Peter Ferraro and Chris Ferraro will be on hand at each of the rinks throughout the day to help teach the basics of the sport. Complimentary rental skates will be available at each rink, and every child who attends “Try Hockey for Free Day” will receive a free Rangers hockey stick.
Two busloads of New York Rangers players and officials were visibly touched Tuesday while visiting three downtown firehouses with four families selected by the Garden of Dreams Foundation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the City That Never Sleeps.
Former Hartford Wolf Pack players Ryan Callahan and All-Star Marc Staal were especially impressed when they met firefighter Al Spinelli of Engine 24/Ladder 15 on Sixth Avenue, whose first day on the job was Sept. 11, 2001.
“I graduated the academy on Sept. 8, and that was a Saturday. I jumped right in,” Spinelli told Callahan and Staal, who had stunned expressions on their faces. “I wasn’t even in a firehouse yet. I was home in Staten Island when I heard about it. I grabbed my gear and drove right down to the Staten Island Ferry. There were about 70 firefighters waiting there to go over.”
NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 – The New York Rangers Youth Hockey Camp returns for the 7th year this summer, providing children with top-level hockey instruction with a focus on team participation and personal development. The camp consists of three multi-day sessions in Tarrytown, NY, and a newly developed program in Bridgeport, CT.
The schedule is as follows:
Date Camp Description City
July 11-15 Fantasy Camp at MSG Training Center Tarrytown, NY
July 18-22 Fantasy Camp at MSG Training Center Tarrytown, NY
July 25-29 Goaltending Camp at MSG Training Center Tarrytown, NY
Aug 1-5 Satellite Camp at Floyd Hall Arena Little Falls, NJ
Aug 15-19 Satellite Camp at Wonderland of Ice Bridgeport, CT
Through New York Rangers Youth Hockey Camp, youth players 7-15 years old will have the opportunity to learn from the top instructors in the tri-state area, including members of the Rangers Coaching and Training Staff, as well as Rangers great Adam Graves who will return to assist with skills development for all campers. The children will also be visited by a selection of Rangers current top players and alumni throughout the program. In 2010, New York Rangers Brandon Prust, Brian Boyle, and Sean Avery made special appearances.
“It’s a privilege to be able to provide young hockey players with this caliber of professional training. Our hockey school emphasizes a complete NHL level development program both on and off the ice,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves, a key participant in running the camp through his role in Rangers Hockey and Business Operation.
For more information on Rangers Youth Hockey Camp, or to register your child, please visit www.NewYorkRangers.com or call (212) 465-6553.
All sessions have limited openings.
The 2010-11 hockey season marks the 85th Anniversary of the New York Rangers franchise. In honor of this special milestone, the Rangers unveiled a new Heritage jersey tonight at an event for fans at Rockefeller Center presented by The Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.
Rangers players including Henrik Lundqvist, Sean Avery, Chris Drury, Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky were joined by legends Brian Leetch, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert and Eddie Giacomin to celebrate the jersey unveiling.
The new Rangers jersey is a contemporized throwback that was inspired by the team’s rich history, the city of New York and legendary Rangers players. The jerseys sold at Madison Square Garden will have several exclusive details, including the retired Rangers numbers in the hemline and an official 85th anniversary logo patch on the sleeve. The Rangers will wear the new jersey for the first time on Wednesday, November 17 against the Boston Bruins. In the future, the team will wear the jersey when they play one of the other Original Six teams and during Sunday home games.
Here are the pictures:
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Here’s the official release out of NY Ranger Central:
NY RANGERS LACE UP FOR 16th ANNUAL “SKATE WITH THE GREATS” EVENT TO BENEFIT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE NEW YORKRangers Greats Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves take to the ice at Rockefeller Center, Thursday, Jan. 28 6:30 PMOn Thursday, January 28th, Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves and other celebrated former Rangers will take part in the 16th annual Skate with the Greats event at Rockefeller Center. The Skate with the Greats event has helped to raise more than $6 million for Ronald McDonald House New York, a facility that offers children with cancer and their family shelter and support while they undergo active treatment. Since its founding, more than 25,000 children have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York.Ronald McDonald House New York is supported in part by the Rangers through a partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with the Rangers and all areas of Madison Square Garden to make dreams come true for kids in crisis.The 16th Annual Skate with the Greats – Skate with New York Rangers Greats and participate in live and silent auctionsJoin Brian Leetch, Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves and other celebrated former RangersThursday, January 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Live auction at 7:00 PMThe Rink and Restaurant at Rockefeller Center – 30 Rockefeller Plaza (between 49th & 50th Streets)About the Garden of Dreams FoundationThe Garden of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Media and fuse to “make dreams come true for kids in crisis.” Garden of Dreams partners with local children’s hospitals, “wish” organizations and community-based organizations to build on-going, unforgettable programs for children in the tri-state area who are suffering from devastating illness, homelessness, abuse, hunger, extreme poverty and tragedy.About Ronald McDonald House New YorkRonald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House in New York City is the largest facility of its type in the world. The House can accommodate 84 families, and it is filled to capacity almost every night. The House’s location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 14 major cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 25,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit www.rmdh.org.