POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The NHL might be locked out, but local hockey rinks are trying to get kids excited about the sport. The Try Hockey for Free campaign works to introduce hockey to young children.
New York Rangers alumni Ron Greschner will be on-hand at the McCann Ice Arena in Poughkeepsie to teach free skating and hockey lessons. The arena is also offering free rental skates.
Several other arenas throughout the area are holding similar events.