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. In order to provide appropriate skill development, space is limited to 40 players per session.


Session 1:   9:00 am, Saturdays – September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019
Gear fitting: Wednesday, September 4 – 5:30-7 pm

Session 2:   9:00 a m, Saturdays – October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019
Gear fitting: Wednesday, October 2 – 5:30-7 pm

Session 3:   9:00 am, Saturdays – November 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019
Gear fitting: Wednesday, October 30 – 5:30-7 pm

Session 4:   9:00 am, Saturdays – January 4, 11, 25, & Feb 1, 2020 (no class Jan 18)
Gear fitting: Please arrive 1 hour early to the first ice time (8 am on Saturday, January 4th)

Session 5:   9:00 am, Saturdays – February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020
Gear fitting: Wednesday, February 5 – 5:30-7 pm

Session 6:   5:30 pm, Tuesdays – April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020
Gear fitting: Monday, April 6 – 5:30-7pm

Session 7:   5:30 pm, Tuesdays – May 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020
Gear fitting: Monday, May 4 – 5:30-7 pm


$55 per player per session. Fee includes:

  • Three hours of on-ice instruction
  • One admission pass for a stick and puck or public skating session
  • 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. Please attend the associated gear fitting time associated with your session. If you cannot attend the scheduled gear fitting, please arrive 30-45 minutes before the first session to allow adequate time for your child to be properly fitted and dressed.

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.

Mail: Download a Learn to Play Registration Form and return with a check made payable to MAYHA. Our mailing address is PO Box 87, Missoula MT 59806.

See our Financial Policies for information on registration refunds.


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

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