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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, 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.

Questions? Email: : littlewild@wild.com

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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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.
LAKEVILLE
19900 Ipava Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 5:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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EDEN PRAIRIE
16700 Valley View
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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ROGERS
21080 141st Ave N
Rogers, MN 55374
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 5:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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SHAKOPEE
1225 Fuller St S
Shakopee, MN 55379
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 6:15pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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BLOOMINGTON
3600 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 6:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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ST. LOUIS PARK
3700 Monterey Dr
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Beginning on Tue., September 3, 2019 6:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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WOODBURY
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129
Beginning on Wed., September 4, 2019 5:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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PLYMOUTH
3650 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth, MN 55446
Beginning on Wed., September 4, 2019 6:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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BROOKLYN PARK
5600 85th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55443
Beginning on Wed., September 4, 2019 6:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
waitlist
STILLWATER
1675 Market Dr
Stillwater, MN 55082
Beginning on Fri., September 6, 2019 4:50pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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FOREST LAKE
5530 206th Street North
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Beginning on Fri., September 6, 2019 5:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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MANKATO
1251 Monks Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
Beginning on Sat., September 7, 2019 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
BRAINERD
502 Jackson St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Beginning on Sun., September 8, 2019 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
HASTINGS
2801 Red Wing Blvd
Hastings, MN 55033
Beginning on Sun., September 8, 2019 2:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
waitlist
DULUTH
120 S 30th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55806
Beginning on Sun., September 8, 2019 2:45pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
waitlist
MARSHALL
1651 Victory Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
Beginning on Sun., September 8, 2019 5:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
BURNSVILLE
251 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN 55337
Beginning on Thu., September 12, 2019 6:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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ST. PAUL
400 Wabasha St N
St Paul, MN 55101
Beginning on Sun., September 15, 2019 1:30pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
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SARTELL
1109 1st St S
Sartell, MN 56377
Beginning on Mon., September 16, 2019 6:15pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS
1401 NW 3rd Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Beginning on Sun., September 22, 2019 4:00pm
Participants birthdate must be between Wed., September 1, 2010 and Mon., September 1, 2014