Learn to Play teaches kids (ages 4-10) 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 experience is necessary. Due to COVID-19, space is limited to 25 players per session.

New this season – Tot Hockey!

This three-week Tuesday morning session  is designed for children ages 4-6 and is a recommended but not mandatory prerequisite for Learn to Play Hockey. Players must provide their own bike, ski, or hockey helmet and winter gloves. Skates, sticks, shin pads, and elbow pads will be provided. No experience is necessary and the program is limited to 20 participants. Parents are welcome to go on the ice with their child. Register online.

Cost $35.

Session 1: Tuesday mornings – September 8, 15, 22, 2020 (10:30 am-11:15 am)

Session 2: Tuesday mornings – October 6, 13, 20, 2020 (10:30 am-11:15 am)

Session 3: Tuesday mornings – November 3, 10, 17, 2020 (10:30 am-11:15 am)

2020-21 Schedule

Session 1:  Saturdays – September 12, 19, 26 and October 3; 9:45-10:30 am

Session 2:  Saturdays – October 10, 17, 24, and 31
Group 1: 8:30-9:15 am; Group 2: 9:45-10:30 am

Session 3:  Saturdays – November 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5

Session 4:  Saturdays – January 2, 9, 23, and 30
Group 1: 8:30-9:15 am; Group 2: 9:45-10:30 am

Session 5:  Saturdays – February 6, 13, 20, and 27
Group 1: 8:30-9:15 am; Group 2: 9:45-10:30 am

Session 6: Spring Break – March 15-18; 5:30-6:15 pm

Session 7: Tuesdays – April 6, 13, 20 and 27; 5:30-6:15 pm

Session 8: Tuesdays – May 4, 11, 18, and 25; 5:30-6:15 pm

Information on additional sessions will be posted as the dates approach.


$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.


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 renting equipment should schedule one appointment for each player.

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.


Online: Register online through our registration website, beginning August 17.

See our Financial Policies for information on registration refunds.


Grace Hoene, Youth Hockey Director
Cell: 612-384-5108
Email: grace@glaciericerink.com

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Glacier Ice Rink is closed for the season and will reopen in early September.