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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.

ALL DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Equipment

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.
ENFIELD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
1 Prior Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Wed., September 19, 2018 5:50pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND KNIGHT'S YOUTH HOCKEY
100 Factory Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Fri., September 28, 2018 6:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
EASTERN MASS SENATORS
36 Ray Ave
Burlington, MA 01803
Sat., September 29, 2018 7:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
FRAMINGHAM YOUTH HOCKEY
165 Fountain St
Framingham, MA 01702
Sat., September 29, 2018 9:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
ANDOVER YOUTH HOCKEY
254 South Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Sat., September 29, 2018 10:40am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
DUXBURY YOUTH HOCKEY
103 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360
Sat., September 29, 2018 12:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
TRI-COUNTY SAINTS
150 Honorable Gordon M Owen Riverway
Taunton, MA 02780
Sat., September 29, 2018 2:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
SOUTHERN MAINE YOUTH HOCKEY
55 Campus Ave
Gorham, ME 04038
Sat., September 29, 2018 3:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
TRIBORO YOUTH HOCKEY
451 Bolton St
Marlborough, MA 01752
Sun., September 30, 2018 9:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WALTHAM YOUTH HOCKEY I
359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
Sun., September 30, 2018 12:50pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
MICRO ICE
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Sun., September 30, 2018 5:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
MICRO ICE II
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Sun., September 30, 2018 6:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
MICRO ICE III
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Sun., September 30, 2018 7:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
MICRO ICE IV
65 Flagship Dr
North Andover, MA 01845
Sun., September 30, 2018 8:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
KEENE ICE
380 Marlboro St
Keene, NH 03431
Tue., October 2, 2018 5:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CASCO BAY YOUTH HOCKEY
20 Hat Trick Dr
Falmouth, ME 04105
Tue., October 2, 2018 6:10pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
QUINCY YOUTH HOCKEY I
60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169
Fri., October 5, 2018 5:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
QUINCY YOUTH HOCKEY II
60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169
Fri., October 5, 2018 6:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CAMBRIDGE YOUTH HOCKEY
155 Gore St
Cambridge, MA 02141
Sat., October 6, 2018 8:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
LYNN YOUTH HOCKEY
190 Shepard St
Lynn, MA 01902
Sat., October 6, 2018 9:30am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
DANVERS YOUTH HOCKEY

Danvers, MA
Sat., October 6, 2018 9:30am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
RUTLAND AREA HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
100 Diamond Run Mall
Rutland, VT 05701
Sat., October 6, 2018 1:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CAPE ANN YOUTH HOCKEY
32 Cherry Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Sat., October 6, 2018 4:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
TEWKSBURY YOUTH HOCKEY
382 Douglas Rd
Lowell, MA 01852
Sat., October 6, 2018 4:30pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
NORWOOD NUGGETS YOUTH HOCKEY/HYDE PARK YOUTH HOCKEY
75 Turtle Pond Pkwy
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Sat., October 6, 2018 4:40pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
MANCHESTER FLAMES
1 Electric St
Manchester, NH 03102
Sat., October 6, 2018 7:20pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WHK
132 Hobomock St
Pembroke, MA 02359
Sat., October 6, 2018 10:10pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CENTRAL MAIN YOUTH HOCKEY/MARANACOOK AREA YOUTH HOCKEY
1614 Main St
Kents Hill, ME 04349
Sun., October 7, 2018 11:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WARRIOR ICE ARENA I
80 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 01273
Wed., October 10, 2018 4:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WARRIOR ICE ARENA II
80 Guest Street
Brighton, MA 01273
Thu., October 11, 2018 8:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
BROOKLINE YOUTH HOCKEY
285 Babcock St
Boston, MA 02215
Sat., October 13, 2018 8:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CAPE COD CANAL YOUTH HOCKEY
231 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Sat., October 13, 2018 10:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY I
150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
Sat., October 13, 2018 10:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
FMC ICE SPORTS - DRISCOLL ARENA
272 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Sat., October 13, 2018 10:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CHARLESTOWN YOUTH HOCKEY II
150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
Sat., October 13, 2018 11:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
FMC ICE SPORTS - FITZPATRICK RINK
575 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Sun., October 14, 2018 10:50am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
BREWER YOUTH HOCKEY
90 Acme Rd
Brewer, ME 04412
Sun., October 14, 2018 11:30am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
FMC ICE SPORTS - BLACKSTONE ICEPLEX
121 Plain Street
Hopedale, MA 01747
Sun., October 14, 2018 1:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
NASHOBA YOUTH HOCKEY
34 Massachusetts Ave
Boxboro, MA 01719
Sun., October 14, 2018 4:45pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WOODSTOCK YOUTH HOCKEY
496 East Woodstock Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
Sat., October 20, 2018 8:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
BARNSTABLE YOUTH HOCKEY
141 Bassett Ln
Hyannis, MA 02601
Sat., October 20, 2018 8:20am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
BIDDEFORD YOUTH HOCKEY
18 Pomerleau St
Biddeford, ME 04005
Sat., October 20, 2018 8:35am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
GREATER LOWELL YOUTH HOCKEY
382 Douglas Rd
Lowell, MA 01852
Sat., October 20, 2018 9:00am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WAKEFIELD YOUTH HOCKEY
953 Broadway
Wakefield, MA 01906
Sat., October 20, 2018 9:20am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
WALTHAM YOUTH HOCKEY II
359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
Sat., October 20, 2018 2:00pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
BRATTEBORO YOUTH HOCKEY
61 Memorial Park Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Sun., October 21, 2018 4:15pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
CONWAY ARENA
5 Stadium Drive
Nashua, NH 03060
Sun., November 4, 2018 11:10am
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Thu, July 19, 2018
SOUTH WINDSOR YOUTH HOCKEY
585 John Fitch Blvd.
South Windsor, CT 06074
Sun., November 4, 2018 12:10pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018
NORTHFIELD AMATEUR HOCKEY
10 E Belcher Rd
Foxboro, MA 02035
Sun., November 4, 2018 1:45pm
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Thu, July 19, 2018