Kids can learn to play hockey for free at camp hosted by Nashville Predators

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ( WHNT) – A few months before the Huntsville Havoc take to the ice, children of North Alabama are getting a chance to learn what the game is all about for free.

It comes courtesy of the Nashville Predators hockey team.

They’re hosting their popular try-hockey-for-free program, called “G.O.A.L.” in Huntsville on Friday, August 1st.

There is still time to register for spots available for the free camp.   You can also call Liz Wardrow at 615-770-2152.

It’s a one-day clinic for boys and girls ages 5 to 8.  It goes on Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Benton Wilcoxon Ice Complex on Leeman Ferry Road.

“G.O.A.L.” is a free, on-ice youth hockey program hosted by the Nashville Predators multiple times throughout the year in association with local ice rinks.

No prior skating or hockey experience is necessary and all the equipment necessary will be provided for free.

Kids will learn teamwork, sportsmanship and self-confidence.

Since October 2006, more than 2500 families have graduated from G.O.A.L.

You know, players for the Huntsville Havoc, for instance, have to get their start somewhere!

The Havoc’s opening night, by the way, will be November 1st at 7pm.