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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 junior.rangers@msg.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.
FLEMINGTON ICE ARENA
426 Case Blvd
Flemington, NJ 08822
Thu., January 4, 2018 5:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/05/2008 and 01/04/2013
SKYLANDS ICE WORLD
2765 NJ-23
Stockholm, NJ 07460
Sat., January 6, 2018 8:50am
Participants birthdate must be between 04/24/2008 and 01/06/2013
MCCANN ICE ARENA
14 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Sat., January 6, 2018 9:15am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/07/2008 and 01/06/2013
SONO ICE HOUSE
300 Wilson Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
Sat., January 6, 2018 12:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/05/2008 and 01/06/2013
SPORTS CENTER OF CT (SATURDAY)
784 River Rd
Shelton, CT 06484
Sat., January 6, 2018 12:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 06/05/2008 and 01/06/2013
DIX HILLS PARK ICE RINK
575 Vanderbilt Pkwy
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Sat., January 6, 2018 12:10pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/05/2008 and 01/06/2013
waitlist
DANBURY ICE ARENA
1 Independence Way
Danbury, CT 06810
Sun., January 7, 2018 9:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 01/07/2013
ICE TIME SPORTS COMPLEX
21 Lakeside Road
Newburgh, NY 12550
Sun., January 7, 2018 9:15am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 01/10/2013
SPORTS CENTER OF CT (SUNDAY)
784 River Rd
Shelton, CT 06484
Sun., January 7, 2018 9:30am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 01/07/2013
WORLD ICE ARENA
13135 Avery Ave
Flushing, NY 11355
Tue., January 9, 2018 5:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/08/2008 and 01/09/2013
BREWSTER ICE ARENA
63 Fields Lane
Brewster, NY 10509
Sat., January 13, 2018 10:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/07/2008 and 01/06/2013
DIX HILLS PARK ICE RINK SESSION # 2
575 Vanderbilt Pkwy
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Sat., March 17, 2018 4:10pm
Participants birthdate must be between 03/16/2008 and 03/17/2013
waitlist
HOMMOCK'S PARK ICE RINK
140 Hommocks Rd
Larchmont, NY 10538
Sat., January 6, 2018 8:40am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/07/2008 and 01/06/2013
waitlist
CITY ICE PAVILION
47-32 32nd Pl
Long Island City, NY 11101
Sat., January 6, 2018 10:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/05/2008 and 01/06/2013
waitlist
FREEPORT REC CENTER
130 E Merrick Rd
Freeport, NY 11520
Sat., January 6, 2018 10:10am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/07/2008 and 01/06/2013
waitlist
SPORT-O-RAMA
20 College Rd
Monsey, NY 10952
Sat., January 6, 2018 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/05/2008 and 01/06/2013
waitlist
E.J. MURRAY'S MEMORIAL SKATING CENTER
348 Tuckahoe Rd
Yonkers, NY 10710
Sun., January 7, 2018 9:50am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 01/07/2013
waitlist
PROTEC PONDS
15 Worlds Fair Dr
Somerset, NJ 08873
Sun., January 7, 2018 10:00am
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 01/07/2013
waitlist
LONG BEACH ARENA
150 West Bay Drive
Long Beach, NY 11561
Sun., January 7, 2018 2:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/06/2008 and 11/23/2017
waitlist
FLOYD HALL ARENA
28 Clove Rd
Little Falls, NJ 07424
Mon., January 8, 2018 5:20pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/07/2008 and 01/08/2013
waitlist
LONG BEACH ICE ARENA SESSION #2
150 West Bay Drive
Long Beach, NY 11561
Fri., January 19, 2018 5:40pm
Participants birthdate must be between 01/20/2008 and 01/19/2013
waitlist