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 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, between 5–9 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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HAYMARKET ICEPLEX 1

15155 Washington St.
Haymarket, VA 20169
September 5, 2017 5:00pm

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SKATE FREDERICK 1

1288 Riverbend Way
Frederick, MD 21701
September 8, 2017 6:20pm

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PRINCE WILLIAM ICE CENTER 1

5180 Dale Blvd
Dale City, VA 22193
September 9, 2017 9:00am

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THE GARDENS ICE HOUSE 1

13800 Old Gunpowder Rd
Laurel, MD 20707
September 9, 2017 10:00am

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ROCKVILLE ICE ARENA 1

50 Southlawn Ct
Rockville, MD 20850
September 9, 2017 11:15am

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PINEY ORCHARD ICE ARENA 1

8781 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, MD 21113
September 9, 2017 11:30am

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RICHMOND ICE ZONE 1

636 Johnston Willis Dr
Richmond, VA 23236
September 9, 2017 11:40am

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ASHBURN ICE HOUSE 1

21595 Smith Switch Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
September 9, 2017 2:10pm

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MOUNT VERNON RECENTER ICE ARENA 1

2017 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22307
September 10, 2017 3:45pm

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BOWIE ICE ARENA 1

3330 Northview Dr
Bowie, MD 20715
September 10, 2017 4:15pm

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ICE WORLD 1

1300 Governors Ct.
Abingdon, MD 21009
September 10, 2017 6:15pm

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COLUMBIA ICE RINK 1

5876 Thunder Hill Rd
Colombia, MD 21045
September 11, 2017 6:00pm

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LAHAYE ICE CENTER 1

1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
September 16, 2017 8:30am
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SOMD SABRES 1

3033 Waldorf Market Place
Waldorf, MD 20603
September 16, 2017 11:15am

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THE REISTERSTOWN SPORTSPLEX 1

401 Mitchell Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
September 22, 2017 6:45pm

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KETTLER CAPITALS ICEPLEX 1

627 North Glebe Rd. #800
Arlington, VA 22203
September 23, 2017 7:20am

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SKATEQUEST RESTON 1

1800 Michael Faraday Ct
Reston, VA 20190
September 23, 2017 10:16am

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BRIGADE SPORTS COMPLEX 1

64 Greenbury Point Rd
Annapolis, MD 21402
October 1, 2017 7:00am

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EASTON 1

10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601
October 15, 2017 7:15am

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