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Read with Rusty

The Read with Rusty Reading Program will run from Friday November 6th through Friday December 4th, 2020.

Starting December 5th register online for your complimentary student ticket using the link in this flyer or click here no later than Friday, December 18th.


What is the Read with Rusty program?

This is a voluntary reading program that encourages children to read outside the classroom by rewarding them for reaching their goals. Students that achieve their reading goals will receive a complimentary ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game (USHL) at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Club members can also join the Steel for a virtual reading session on Wednesday, December 9 at 6 pm.

The recommended reading goal is one period of 20 minutes five days per week totaling 400 minutes. Assigned Homework reading assignments DO count toward the Read with Rusty program minutes so make sure you are counting everything you read outside the classroom!

All Chicago Steel games are played at:
Fox Valley Ice Arena
1996 S. Kirk Rd.
Geneva, IL 60134

Who can participate in Read with Rusty?

This is a voluntary program and any student in grades K-6 can participate.  The student must read for 100 minutes each week or a parent can read to their child for 100 minutes each week in order to qualify.

How it works:

Use the Reading Log (pg 2 of this flyer) to track student’s completed minutes. Due to pandemic, all forms are submitted electronically this year directly to Chicago Steel here.

How do I redeem my free ticket to the game and order tickets for the family?

By completing the registration you attest that you have completed the Read with Rusty program and are eligible for a complimentary ticket to a 2020-2021 Chicago Steel game and a Read with Rusty pin. Please note that the Steel continue to await guidance regarding spectators for the 2020-2021 season. Once the Steel are permitted to host fans, you will be contacted to receive your voucher and pin. Upon completion of the program, we invite you to join us for a Virtual Read with Rusty session, featuring a Steel player. You will be e-mailed details for how to attend this event.


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