Learn to Play with Washington Capitals<sup>®</sup> Youth Hockey

ABOUT

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 NHL 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, between 4–8 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Free 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.

6-8 Weeks of On-Ice Instructions
In addition to the free head-to-toe equipment, participants in the Learn to Play program will also receive 6-8 weeks of age-appropriate instruction in a safe and fun environment. 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 NHL Alumni.

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.

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FREDERICK 3

1288 Riverbend Way
Frederick, MD 21701
March 31, 2017 5:30pm

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LAUREL 5

13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD 20707
April 8, 2017 10:00am

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ASHBURN 3

21595 Smith Switch Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
April 8, 2017 2:10pm

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ICE WORLD 5

1300 Governors Ct.
Abingdon, MD 21009
April 9, 2017 5:45pm

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ROCKVILLE 5

50 Southlawn Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
April 15, 2017 11:15am

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PINEY ORCHARD 5

8781 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD 21113
April 15, 2017 11:30am

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HAYMARKET 6

15155 Washington St.
Haymrket, VA 20169
April 18, 2017 5:00pm

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REISTERSTOWN - 3

401 Mitchell Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
April 18, 2017 6:15pm

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KETTLER 5

627 North Glebe Rd. #800
Arlington, VA 22203
April 22, 2017 7:20am

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CABIN JOHN 5

10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
April 22, 2017 4:00pm

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WHEATON 5

11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
April 22, 2017 4:15pm

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PRINCE WILLIAM 5

5180 Dale Blvd
Dale City, VA 22193
May 6, 2017

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RICHMOND 5

636 Johnston Willis Dr
Richmond, VA 23236
May 6, 2017 11:40am

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SKATENATION PLUS 5

4350 Pouncey Tract Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
May 7, 2017 5:00pm

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