Co-sponsored by the Park Board and USA Hockey, this nationwide day lets kids ages 4 to 10 try hockey. The rink is divided into five sections and focuses on skating, passing and shooting. Missouri State hockey players and players from Springfield Express lead the practice, and if your child enjoys it, registration for the Learn to Play eight-week league is available. Registration is advised, but walk-ins are accepted.
Free; 1–2 p.m.; Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, Springfield. Register online at tryhockeyforfree.com. For details, call 417-874-2933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.