Learn to Play teaches kids (ages 4 and older) basic hockey skills in a fun, safe environment. Players are introduced to the fundamentals of hockey skating before progressing to stick handling, passing and shooting. Participants learn these skills through fun drills and games taught by certified USA Hockey coaches.

Each session is 45 minutes once a week for four weeks. We encourage players to participate in multiple sessions or join our In-House program that starts in November or January.

No skating experience is necessary.

2021-22 Schedule

Session 1: September 7-28, Tuesdays 5:45 pm

Session 2: Saturdays, October 2-23, 9:30 am and Tuesdays, October 5-26, 5:45 pm

Session 3: Saturdays, November 6, 13, 20, and December 4 (no class Thanksgiving weekend), 8:30 or 9:30 am

Session 4: Saturdays, January 8, 22, 29, and February 5 (no class MLK), 8:30 or 9:30 am

Session 5: Saturdays, February 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 9:30 am

Session 6: Monday-Thursday, Spring Break March 21-24, 5:45 pm

Session 7: Tuesdays, April 5-26, 5:45 pm

Session 8: Tuesdays,  May 3-24, 5:45 pm


$65 per player per session. Fee includes:

  • Three hours of on-ice instruction
  • Hockey jersey for the player to keep (one per person)
  • Rental equipment for the session (requires a $100 deposit)

Every registration fee includes a $5 capital improvement fund fee that goes towards future rink capital projects.

See our Financial Policies for information on registration refunds.


Rental equipment provided for the session includes a helmet, protective gear (elbow pads, shin guards, shoulder pads and gloves), hockey pants, skates and a stick.

Gear fittings will be scheduled by appointment only! Use this link to schedule your time:

Online Equipment Rental Scheduling

Fittings will take approximately 30 minutes. FAMILIES THAT HAVE MULTIPLE PLAYERS IN THE PROGRAM SHOULD MAKE ONE APPOINTMENT PER PLAYER. If you have multiple children in the program, please make at least TWO appointments to allow adequate time for the gear fittings.

You will need to provide undergarments (socks, underwear, cup and t-shirt), plus sweatpants. Check out this video for information on how to dress your player.


Grace Hoene, Youth Hockey Director
Cell: 406-550-5524
Email: grace@glaciericerink.com


Glacier Ice Rink has switched to a new recreation software system, Dash. Dash will allow our customers to view the rink schedule and register for public and hockey programs through an easier-to-use website and mobile app.

All registrations will be handled online through the Dash platform site.You will need to create an account and complete a waiver before registering. See our Dash information page for a step-by-step guide on how to create an account.

You may also download the “Dash Member” app through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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