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Posted 11/7/19

Taos Youth Hockey will be holding an event to "try hockey for free" on Saturday (Nov. 9) at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del Cañón East. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their own equipment since there will be a limited amount provided by the organization.

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Try hockey for free with Taos Youth Hockey

Taos Youth Hockey will be holding an event to "try hockey for free" on Saturday (Nov. 9) at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del Cañón East. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to bring their own equipment since there will be a limited amount provided by the organization.

Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly. Wear either sweatpants or snow pants, gloves (they don't need to be hockey gloves), a helmet (bike helmet or hockey helmet, some will also be available for rent) and a hockey stick. Skates will be provided.

For more information on this event, go to taoshockey.com/tryhockeyforfree.

Taos Winter Sports Team to hold Ski Swap

The Taos Winter Sports Team will be hosting its annual Ski Swap on Nov. 16-17 at the Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. If you're interested in selling snow sports equipment, you can drop it off on Friday (Nov. 15) between noon and 6 p.m. The swap itself will be on Nov. 16-17 starting at 10 a.m. on both days.

There will be a silent auction and both used and new equipment will be sold. There will also be a bar for drinks and a concession stand for food.

On top of that, representatives from Taos Ski Valley will be on hand to sell season passes to attendees and Taos Winter Sports Team will be registering people for its program.

For more information on the event, follow Taos Winter Sports Team on Facebook.

Taos Swim Club to host Turkey Trot

On Nov. 23 - the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day - the Taos Swim Club will host its eighth-annual Turkey Trot at the Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del Cañón East. The race is a 5K run or walk course, and participants of all ages can compete in the event.

The race will start and end at the Taos Youth and Family Center and, along the way, will travel west past the roundabout, then past the hospital on Weimer Road and will follow a trail that parallels Paseo del Cañón.

Right now for early registration - which runs through Nov. 16 - the fee to participate is just $25. But after that date and through race day, the registration fee will be bumped up to $35. For children up to the age of 12, the fee is $10.

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