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NSIM Unveils the Play It Again Youth Hockey Challenge


NorthShore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest Collaborates with Play it Again Sports to Launch the "Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge"

Duluth, MN — August 14, 2023 — The NorthShore Inline Marathon is excited to announce a partnership with Play it Again Sports, introducing the "Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge" during their 2023 event. This endeavor aims to foster the growth of youth skating and strengthen local hockey programs through an engaging and invigorating event.

Scheduled for September 16th, 2023, the "Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge" is open to skater, family, friends, and alumni and offers an exhilarating inline 10k (6.2 mile) course that kicks off on I-35, just south of 5th Ave west, and continues north to 26th Ave east, culminating in a return skate on the southbound side of I-35. Participants will exit on Lake Ave, follow the frontage road to 5 Ave west overpass, and complete their journey near the William A Irvin ship. Notably, the Interstate will be temporarily closed to ensure a secure environment for all participants.

"We're delighted to collaborate with Play it Again Sports on the 'Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge,' a unique opportunity to promote youth skating development while giving back to the local hockey community," said Joe Haggenmiller at the NorthShore Inline Marathon. "Our aim is to inspire young skaters and contribute to the growth of hockey programs through this exhilarating event."

To participate, skaters under the age of 14 can register for the event at A registration fee of $25.00 grants access to the event, along with a coveted finisher shirt and medal. Additionally, alumni from various rinks and family members of all ages can take advantage of a 25% discount on the Tunnel 10k Event by using the coupon code: Rink_Alumni_23. As a testament to their commitment, NorthShore Inline Marathon will contribute 50% of all registration fees from alumni and family members to local hockey programs, bolstering the development of young skaters.

The event boasts competitive elements, with age-group awards for participants aged 10 & under, 11-12, and 13-14. Winners within each age group will receive Play It Again Sports Gift Cards, adding a touch of excitement to the event.

Furthermore, the "Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge" emphasizes the Team Challenge Award. The rink association that garners the highest representation in the 10k Challenge skate will earn a VIP experience at Play It Again Sports, showcasing their dedication and unity. Participants are encouraged to wear rink-affiliated apparel, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and pride.

For more information about the "Play it Again Youth Hockey Challenge" and to stay informed about the latest updates, please visit the official NorthShore Inline Marathon website at Join us in supporting youth skating development and local hockey programs through an event that combines athleticism, camaraderie, and community impact.



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