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The New Castle Recreation Department is offering the new Slapshot Floor Hockey program for children 5 to 8 years old beginning in mid-January.

Although there isn’t any ice rink in New Castle, that doesn’t mean area youth can’t play hockey. This new six-week co-ed program includes weekly practices and scrimmage games, with the focus on teaching basic hockey skills in a fun active environment.

The program will be conducted on Thursday evenings from 5-6p.m., Jan. 17-Feb. 21. No equipment is needed, as the Colorado Avalanche donated the sticks, pucks and goals.



The fee is $40 and registration can be done by phone at 984-3352 or online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

Meet the Grand Junction Rockies’ David Dahl, 2012 AAA Pioneer League MVP and National short-season Rookie Player of the Year according to Baseball America, and mascot Corky for an autograph and picture signing from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle and again from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Big Daddy’s Sports Bar, 55 Mel Ray Road in Glenwood Springs. Dahl will be signing 5×7 photos that will be free to guests. He is also willing to sign anything (within reason) that folks ask him to sign. Door prizes will be given away during the event and there will be a wing bar.


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