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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
Wed., June 20, 2018 4:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 06/21/2008 and 06/20/2013
COLORADO SELECT GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Sun., July 1, 2018 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 09/01/2008 and 05/01/2014
FOOTHILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
Sun., July 1, 2018 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 07/01/2008 and 05/01/2014
COLORADO SPRINGS AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
3185 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Mon., July 9, 2018 6:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 07/10/2008 and 07/09/2013
GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
1705 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Mon., July 9, 2018 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 07/10/2008 and 07/09/2013
HYLAND HILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
10710 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
Wed., July 18, 2018 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between 07/19/2008 and 07/18/2013
NORTHERN COLORADO YOUTH HOCKEY
7900 N Fairgrounds Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80528
Sat., August 25, 2018 1:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 08/26/2008 and 08/25/2013
VAIL RECREATION DISTRICT
321 E Lionshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657
Thu., August 30, 2018 4:15pm
Participants birthdate must be between 08/31/2008 and 08/30/2013
EVOLUTION ELITE HOCKEY
8580 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
Sat., September 8, 2018 11:45am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/09/2008 and 09/08/2013
CASPER ICE ARENA
1801 E 4th St
Casper, WY 82609
Sat., September 15, 2018 10:15am
Participants birthdate must be between 09/16/2008 and 09/15/2013
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
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