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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.

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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, 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 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.

ALL DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Hockey participation offers families value beyond making an individual a better player or even a better athlete. The game of hockey is a powerful platform for participants to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills. These benefits are available to all players, desirable to every family and transcend the game.

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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.
ESSEX YOUTH HOCKEY
2 Educational Dr
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Beginning on Sat., September 21, 2019 9:00am
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140 Hobomock St
Pembroke, MA 02359
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ENFIELD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
1 Prior Road
Enfield, CT 06082
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CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND KNIGHTS YOUTH HOCKEY
100 Factory Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Beginning on Fri., September 27, 2019 7:00pm
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EASTERN MASS SENATORS
36 Ray Ave
Burlington, MA 01803
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NORTHEAST HUSKIES
509 Staduim Road
Storrs, CT 06268
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DUXBURY YOUTH HOCKEY
103 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360
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ANDOVER YOUTH HOCKEY
254 South Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
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TRI-COUNTY SAINTS
150 Honorable Gordon M Owen Riverway
Taunton, MA 02780
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KING PHILIP WALPOLE YOUTH HOCKEY
10 E Belcher Rd
Foxboro, MA 02035
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 10:50am
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ST. ALBANS SKATING ASSOCIATION
890 Fairfax Rd
St. Albans, VT 05478
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 11:30am
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HANOVER YOUTH HOCKEY
180 VFW Dr
Rockland, MA 02370
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 12:00pm
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WALTHAM YOUTH HOCKEY
359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 12:50pm
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MILTON YOUTH HOCKEY
11 Unquity Road
Milton, MA 02186
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 1:00pm
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BURLINGTON AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
216 Leddy Park Rd
Burlington, VT 05408
Beginning on Sat., September 28, 2019 2:00pm
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GREATER PROVIDENCE YOUTH HOCKEY
25 Andrew D Ferland Way
Pawtucket, RI 02904
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 9:00am
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WALTHAM YOUTH HOCKEY - GIRLS
359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 12:50pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
MICRO ICE
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 2:00pm
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MICRO ICE II
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 3:00pm
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MICRO ICE III
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 4:00pm
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MICRO ICE IV
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Beginning on Sun., September 29, 2019 5:00pm
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CASCO BAY YOUTH HOCKEY
20 Hat Trick Dr
Falmouth, ME 04105
Beginning on Tue., October 1, 2019 6:10am
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KEENE ICE
380 Marlboro St
Keene, NH 03431
Beginning on Tue., October 1, 2019 5:05pm
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TWIN CITY YOUTH HOCKEY
1000 John Fitch Hwy
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Beginning on Wed., October 2, 2019 5:30pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
WARRIOR ICE ARENA II
80 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 01273
Beginning on Thu., October 3, 2019 4:00pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
AGAWAM YOUTH HOCKEY
537 Highland Street
Hamilton, MA 01982
Beginning on Thu., October 3, 2019 5:00pm
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QUINCY YOUTH HOCKEY
60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169
Beginning on Fri., October 4, 2019 5:00pm
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QUINCY YOUTH HOCKEY II
60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169
Beginning on Fri., October 4, 2019 6:00pm
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CAMBRIDGE YOUTH HOCKEY
155 Gore St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 8:00am
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FRAMINGHAM YOUTH HOCKEY
165 Fountain St
Framingham, MA 01702
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 9:00am
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BIDDEFORD YOUTH HOCKEY
18 Pomerleau St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 9:25am
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LYNN YOUTH HOCKEY
190 Shepard St
Lynn, MA 01902
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 9:30am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
SOUTH SHORE SEAHAWKS
75 Recreation Park Dr
Hingham, MA 02043
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 9:40am
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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE YOUTH HOCKEY
1267 South Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 10:00am
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CENTRAL MASS REVOLUTION
15 Bridle Lane
Westborough, MA 01581
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 1:40pm
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AMHERST YOUTH HOCKEY
200 Commonwealth Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 3:30pm
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TEWKSBURY YOUTH HOCKEY
382 Douglas Rd
Lowell, MA 01852
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 5:30pm
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WHITMAN HANSON KINGSTON YOUTH HOCKEY
110 Hobomock St
Pembroke, MA 02359
Beginning on Sat., October 5, 2019 6:10pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CENTRAL MASS REVOLUTION II
15 Bridle Lane
Westborough, MA 01581
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 8:00am
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SOUTHERN MAINE YOUTH HOCKEY
55 Campus Ave
Gorham, ME 04038
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 9:50am
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MAINE GLADIATORS
985 Turner St
Auburn, ME 04210
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 10:00am
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DEMONS YOUTH HOCKEY
451 Bolton St
Marlborough, MA 01752
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 10:00am
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NORTH CENTRAL MASS YOUTH HOCKEY
45 Veterans Dr
Gardner, MA 01440
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 10:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
RUTLAND AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
100 Diamond Run Mall
Rutland, VT 05701
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 10:30am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CRUSADERS YOUTH HOCKEY
282 Farmers Row
Groton, MA 01450
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 10:30am
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CENTRAL MAINE YOUTH HOCKEY
4000 Mayflower Hill Dr
Waterville, ME 04901
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 11:10am
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JR. CRUSADERS YOUTH HOCKEY
403 Oxford St N
Auburn, MA 01501
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 11:30am
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FRANKLIN YOUTH HOCKEY
910 Panther Way
Franklin, MA 02038
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 1:00pm
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EASTERN CONNECTICUT HOCKEY ORGANIZATION
145 Hop River Road
Bolton, CT 06043
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 3:15pm
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MANCHESTER FLAMES
1 Electric St
Manchester, NH 03102
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 3:20pm
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NASHOBA YOUTH HOCKEY
34 Massachusetts Ave
Boxboro, MA 01719
Beginning on Sun., October 6, 2019 4:45pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
WARRIOR ICE ARENA
80 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 01273
Beginning on Mon., October 7, 2019 4:00pm
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MIDCOAST RECREATION CENTER
535 West Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Beginning on Mon., October 7, 2019 5:30pm
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WILBRAHAM TWIN MEADOWS YOUTH
125 Capital Dr
West Springfield, MA 01089
Beginning on Wed., October 9, 2019 5:40pm
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CAPE ANN YOUTH HOCKEY
32 Cherry Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 8:00am
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BARNSTABLE YOUTH HOCKEY
141 Bassett Ln
Hyannis, MA 02601
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 8:10am
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DANVERS YOUTH HOCKEY
15 Manning Rd
Middleton, MA 01949
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 9:20am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
FMC ICE SPORTS - DRISCOLL ARENA
272 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 10:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
GREATER HAVERHILL PENTUCKET YOUTH HOCKEY
137 Monument St
Haverhill, MA 01832
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 10:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY
150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 10:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CHELMSFORD YOUTH HOCKEY
2 Brick Kiln Rd
North Billerica, MA 01862
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 10:40am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY II
150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 11:00am
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FMC ICE SPORTS - PORRAZZO SKATING RINK
199 Coleridge St
East Boston, MA 02128
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 1:50pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
STOWE YOUTH HOCKEY
350 Park St
Stowe, VT 05672
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 2:00pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
NORWOOD NUGGETS YOUTH HOCKEY
150 Great Plain Ave
Wellesley, MA 02482
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 2:40pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
FMC ICE SPORTS - COLLINS-MOYLAN ARENA
41 Barr Ave
Greenfield, MA 01301
Beginning on Sat., October 12, 2019 3:00pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
FMC ICE SPORTS - BLACKSTONE VALLEY ICEPLEX
121 Plain Street
Hopedale, MA 01747
Beginning on Sun., October 13, 2019 1:00pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
WOODSTOCK / UPPER VALLEY HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS
496 East Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
Beginning on Sat., October 19, 2019 8:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
BROOKLINE YOUTH HOCKEY
285 Babcock St
Boston, MA 02215
Beginning on Sat., October 19, 2019 8:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
GREATER LOWELL YOUTH HOCKEY
382 Douglas Rd
Lowell, MA 01852
Beginning on Sat., October 19, 2019 9:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CAPE COD CANAL YOUTH HOCKEY
231 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Beginning on Sat., October 19, 2019 10:00am
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BREWER YOUTH HOCKEY
90 Acme Rd
Brewer, ME 04412
Beginning on Sun., October 20, 2019 11:30am
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NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND VIKINGS
101 Pleasant View Ave
Smithfield, RI 02917
Beginning on Sun., October 20, 2019 3:20pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
SOUTH SHORE EAGLES
599 Summer St
Rockland, MA 02370
Beginning on Wed., October 23, 2019 5:55pm
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MEDFORD YOUTH HOCKEY
97 Locust St
Medford, MA 02155
Beginning on Sat., October 26, 2019 2:00pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
NEW HAMPSHIRE EAST EAGLES
20 Main St
Exeter, NH 03833
Beginning on Sun., October 27, 2019 8:45am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
BRATTLEBORO YOUTH HOCKEY
61 Memorial Park Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Beginning on Sun., October 27, 2019 4:15pm
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Wed., July 10, 2019
NEW ENGLAND SPORTS VILLAGE
1395 Commerce Way
Attleboro, MA 02703
Beginning on Sat., November 2, 2019 8:00am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
WAKEFIELD YOUTH HOCKEY
953 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906
Beginning on Sat., November 2, 2019 9:20am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
SOUTH WINDSOR YOUTH HOCKEY
585 John Fitch Blvd.
South Windsor, CT 06074
Beginning on Sun., November 3, 2019 8:10am
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Wed., July 10, 2019
CONWAY ARENA
5 Stadium Drive
Nashua, NH 03060
Beginning on Sat., November 9, 2019 11:10am
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Wed., July 10, 2019