Learn to Play can help your child learn and grow in all aspects of life. Playing hockey helps improve children’s physical fitness while strengthening their mental health, encouraging leadership behaviors, fostering character development, and teaching important life lessons.

Step One: Learn to Play Hockey | Step Two: Rookie League

Learn to Play Hockey

Our hockey professionals guide you or your player from your first steps on the ice to playing full games. For 1st time players, we provide all the equipment needed to play*!

The Summer 2022 session of the DIA Learn to Play will begin on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The program will consist of 4 weekly sessions.

DIA Learn to Play Hockey Summer 2022
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Cost $70.00

Learn to Play Requirements:

  • For players ages 5-10
  • Must have skating experience
  • Completed either Learn to Skate or Learn to Skate Hockey
  • Has not taken formal skating lessons, but has experience skating and can skate forward and across the ice with little to no difficulty
  • Players registering for the DIA Learn to Play Hockey will still be eligible to sign up for the Lightning Made Learn to Play starting in September 2022
  • You will be fitted for equipment that you can borrow for this session that will be kept at the arena

Click HERE to register! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Perrin, Hockey Administrator, at karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com.

Learn to Play Requirements:

  • For players ages 5-10
  • Must have skating experience
  • Completed either Learn to Skate or Learn to Skate Hockey 
  • Has not taken formal skating lessons, but has experience skating and can skate forward and across the ice with little to no difficulty
  • Players registering for the DIA Learn to Play Hockey will still be eligible to sign up for the Lightning Made Learn to Play starting March 26, 2022 
  • You will be fitted for equipment that you can borrow for this session that will be kept at the arena

Rookie League

The focus and goal of the Rookie League curriculum is designed to teach beginner players the fundamentals of hockey. After completion of Learn to Play Hockey, or a similar basic hockey program, players can continue to work on their fundamental hockey skills using the ADM model recommended by USA Hockey. Participants will learn basic game and team concepts.

The Summer 2022 session of the DIA Rookie League will begin on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The program will consist of 4 weekly sessions.

DIA Rookie League
Summer 2022
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Cost $70.00

Requirements:
· For players ages 11 and up or those who have completed Learn to Play program
· If needed, you will be fitted for equipment that you can borrow for this session that will be kept at the arena

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Perrin, Hockey Administrator, at karen.perrin@daytonaicearena.com