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Learn to Play Hockey gives kids an opportunity to skate through life

Yes, hockey is fun
Yes, hockey builds physical skills and coordination
Yes, hockey is a great family activity you and your child can enjoy together

But there's a lot more to hockey.

Hockey builds confidence and character
Hockey teaches teamwork and sportsmanship
Hockey is membership in a community that lasts for life.

Register your child today!

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What is Learn to Play?

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, free head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.

Program Fees

The program provides FREE head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey. However, there is a participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses. The participation fee may vary by facility and market.

Additional Program Information

  • This program is designed for first-time players only.
  • If your child does not know how to skate, we highly recommend you sign up for a "Learn to Skate" class at a local rink. Most of the participating rinks have these programs.
  • Participants must register online. Phone and/or in-person registration at individual rinks will NOT be accepted.
  • If your preferred locations are sold out before you register, please complete the waiting list form. If an opening becomes available, you may be contacted.

Questions? Email Amateur.Hockey@TeamKSE.com

ALL DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Head-to-toe equipment for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.

Register your child for Learn to Play today!

  1. Choose a Learn to Play event that's convenient for you.
  2. Click on 'Play' to register your child.
  3. Space is limited!
  4. When you register, you will receive an email confirming your spot in the Learn to Play program as well as important information about your event and a link to your own personal Learn to Play web page.
  5. If you have questions before registering, please see our What is Learn to Play program page for more information.
BOULDER HOCKEY CLUB
One Superior Drive
Superior, CO 80027
Thu., September 6, 2018 4:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/07/2008 and 09/06/2013
ARVADA HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
13150 W 72nd Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
Sat., September 8, 2018 10:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/09/2008 and 09/08/2013
LITTLETON HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - FALL 1
841 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO 80120
Sat., September 8, 2018 3:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/09/2008 and 09/08/2013
LITTLETON HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - FALL 2
841 Southpark Dr
Littleton, CO 80120
Sat., September 8, 2018 4:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/09/2008 and 09/08/2013
GRAND JUNCTION YOUTH HOCKEY
2515 Riverside Pkwy
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Fri., September 21, 2018 4:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/22/2008 and 09/21/2013
ARAPAHOE YOUTH HOCKEY
6901 S. Peoria St.
Centennial, CO 80112
Sat., September 22, 2018 9:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/23/2008 and 09/22/2013
CASPER ICE ARENA
1801 E 4th St
Casper, WY 82609
Sat., September 22, 2018 10:15am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/23/2008 and 09/22/2013
GREELEY YOUTH HOCKEY
900 8th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
Sun., September 23, 2018 10:45am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/24/2008 and 09/23/2013
COLORADO SPRINGS AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
3185 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Sun., September 23, 2018 11:30am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/24/2008 and 09/23/2013
LAKEWOOD LAKERS
2250 S Kipling St
Lakewood, CO 80227
Sun., September 23, 2018 6:15pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/24/2008 and 09/23/2013
PIKES PEAK YOUTH HOCKEY
1705 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Mon., September 24, 2018 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/25/2008 and 09/24/2013
EAGLE POOL AND ICE RINK-WECMRD
1700 Bull Pasture Rd
Eagle, CO 81631
Fri., September 28, 2018 4:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/29/2008 and 09/28/2013
COLORADO RAMPAGE - MONUMENT ICE RINKS
16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
Sat., September 29, 2018 9:45am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/30/2008 and 09/29/2013
COLORADO SELECT GIRLS HOCKEY
6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Sun., September 30, 2018 2:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/01/2008 and 09/30/2013
FOOTHILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Sun., September 30, 2018 2:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/01/2008 and 09/30/2013
ASPEN JUNIOR HOCKEY
861 Maroon Creek Rd
Aspen, CO 81611
Sun., September 30, 2018 4:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/01/2008 and 09/30/2013
DURANGO AREA YOUTH HOCKEY
500 Florida Rd
Durango, CO 81301
Sat., October 13, 2018 1:15pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/14/2008 and 10/13/2013
TELLURIDE HOCKEY CLUB
Town Park Pavilion, N Pinion St
Telluride, CO 81435
Fri., October 19, 2018 4:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/20/2008 and 10/19/2013
HYLAND HILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
10710 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
Wed., October 24, 2018 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 10/25/2008 and 10/24/2013