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 Fall/Winter 2022 session of the DIA Learn to Play will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The program will consist of 8 weekly sessions.

DIA Learn to Play Hockey Fall/Winter 2022
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
Cost $170.00

Session Dates:
Session 1: October 8, 2022
Session 2: October 15, 2022
No Class October 22, 2022
Session 3: October 29, 2022
Session 4: November 5, 2022
Session 5: November 12, 2022
Session 6: November 19, 2022
No Class November 26, 2022
No Class December 3, 2022
Session 7:
December 10, 2022
Session 8:
December 17, 2022

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
  • 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.

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 Fall/Winter 2022 session of the DIA Rookie League (Youth) will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The program will consist of 8 weekly sessions.

DIA Rookie League (Youth) Fall/Winter 2022
Saturdays 10:00-11:00am
Cost $160.00

Session Dates:
Session 1: October 8, 2022
Session 2: October 15, 2022
No Class October 22, 2022
Session 3: October 29, 2022
Session 4: November 5, 2022
Session 5: November 12, 2022
Session 6: November 19, 2022
No Class November 26, 2022
No Class December 3, 2022
Session 7: 
December 10, 2022
Session 8: 
December 17, 2022

Requirements:
· For players ages 11 and up or those who have completed the 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