Learn to Play Hockey

Hockey Edmonton's ‘Learn to Play Hockey’ program is a low commitment, low cost introduction into the sport for kids ages 5 to 11 and ages 12 to 16 (*new* this year).

This is a stress-free transition into recreational hockey, as these one-hour long sessions take place at the same time and arena each week. If your child can skate (glide forwards/stride on their own), this program will help develop the technical skills, like puck-handling, shooting, and passing, to give them the confidence to register for minor hockey programs in the future. Whether you’re trying hockey for the first time, or you’ve graduated from other introductory programs like First Shift or Timbits, this is a great way to bridge the gap between learn-to-play programs and minor hockey.

For $195, your child will receive:

  • Six, one-hour on-ice sessions;
  • A jersey; and 
  • Instruction of Hockey Canada curriculum led by certified Hockey Canada NCCP coaches in a small athlete-to-coach ratio learning environment. 

Register NOW for our fall semester (November 12 to December 17, 2022). 

*Please Note: NO hockey equipment (other than a jersey) will be provided when registering for this program. To be eligible for this program, athletes must have a basic skating foundation (be able to glide forwards and stride on their own). This is NOT a Learn to Skate Program. No makeup sessions or credits will be provided for missed dates.


SATURDAY 11/12/2022 MILLWOODS ARENA  1:45 2:45

 Registration now open!

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Session Structure:

  • Warm-up: 5-minutes.
  • Skills Stations: 35-minutes.
  • Small Area Game: 15-minutes.
  • Cool-down/group game: 5-minutes.


Equipment and Financial Assistance:

Hockey Edmonton will provide a hockey jersey to all registrants, however NO hockey equipment will be provided when registering for this program. Hockey Edmonton wishes to support the participation in minor hockey for all Edmontonian's, and encourages participants in need of assistance to follow the links below for further information:

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