MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s a big day of hockey around the state.

For the fourth year, Minnesota Hockey is participating in ‘Try Hockey For Free Day’.

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The event is designed to welcome kids ages 4 to 9 to lace up the skates and give hockey a try.

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At least 70 rinks across the state are scheduled to participate in the event.

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The executive director of Minnesota Hockey, Glen Andresen, spoke with WCCO about the event.