DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Red Wings will once again travel throughout the state of Michigan starting in July to take over the parking lots of Meijer locations to host free street hockey clinics for children ages 7-12.
New to this year's program, the first stop of the Street Hockey Summer Tour will be hosted at Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit. On Tuesday, July 9, the event will take place in the Chevrolet Plaza, adjacent to the Meijer Southwest entry. The tour is open to children of all skill levels and hockey experience. The first hour of each session will feature a clinic, followed by a 30-minute pick-up street hockey game. The clinics will be instructed by Red Wings representatives and local hockey players and coaches.
Each stop on the tour will feature two sessions, one each for children ages 7-9 and 10-12. The younger age group will start at 10:00 a.m. at each stop of the tour, while the older group will begin at 1:00 p.m. each day. Parents or guardians must register their children online in advance of each tour stop at https://www.nhl.com/redwings/community/youth-hockey/street-hockey-summer-tour
All participants will receive a free T-shirt and exclusive merchandise and prizes, courtesy of Meijer and the Red Wings. Additionally, there will be water and snack breaks for the participants during each clinic. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis and each stop on the tour is limited to 120 children (60 participants from ages 7-9; 60 participants from ages 10-12).
The Street Hockey Summer Tour will make eight stops at the below locations:
Date: Location: Address:
Tuesday, July 9 Detroit (Little Caesars Arena) 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Thursday, July 18 Royal Oak (Meijer) 5150 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak, MI 48073
Monday, July 22 South Haven (Meijer) 1223 Phoenix St., South Haven, MI 49090
Wednesday, July 24 Rockford (Meijer) 2799 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, MI 49341
Friday, July 26 Jackson (Meijer) 2777 Airport Rd., Jackson, MI 49202
Tuesday, July 30 Belleville (Meijer) 9701 Belleville Rd., Belleville, MI 48111
Thursday, Aug. 1 Auburn Hills (Meijer) 800 Brown Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tuesday, Aug. 6 Ypsilanti (Meijer) 3825 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197