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Kids can try hockey free at Sportsplex event

Whatcom County Amateur Hockey is hosting a Try Hockey for Free mini-camp for girls and boys ages 4-9 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way. Advance registration is required at

Skates, sticks and pucks will be provided. Participants should bring their own helmet (hockey, bike or sport) and winter gloves, and should be dressed in several warm layers. Spectators also should dress warmly.

Full hockey equipment will be available to borrow for the first 50 kids to check in. Check in and equipment fitting begins at 11:15 a.m. Bring ID to exchange for borrowed equipment.