Daytona Ice Arena has a variety of Learn to Play Hockey programs for players of all ages!

Learn to Play Hockey

The Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

FREE head to toe hockey equipment as part of the Tampa Bay LTPH 8 week program! A $ 450.00 value !!! Starts January 9.

Try Hockey For Free

All Ages

This FREE* class allows kids to "try hockey for free" and learn all of the fantastic life lessons hockey has to offer:

  • Commitment
  • Work Smart
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Teamwork
  • Family

Available for first time enrollment, this 4 week class includes all of the essential hockey equipment needed to get started. After this 4 week class students are encouraged to enroll in Hockey 101 to fully learn the basic skills of ice skating and begin their path to a lifelong sport.

*First time only.

Hockey 101

Ages 6-13

Participants start from square one, learning the basic skills of ice skating, while being introduced to individual ice hockey specific skating skills. Set in a fun and nurturing environment, this introductory program provides all participants a comfort level to enjoy their first experience with hockey, while developing the fundamental skills to succeed in the next program progression steps.

Fundamental Curriculum:

  1. Skate Stride
  2. Proper Stopping Technique
  3. Turning (Edgework)
  4. Backward Skate

Requirements:

  • Hockey Helmet or Bike Helmet

Spring Session

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

$109.00 per participant

Hockey 201

Ages 6-13

Players build upon the Hockey 101 class as they advance build upon the basic skills of ice skating as well as while being introduced to new ice hockey specific skating skills. Set in a fun and nurturing environment, this next step program provides all participants a comfort level to enjoy their growing experience with hockey, while developing the fundamental skills to succeed in the next program progression steps.

Fundamental Curriculum:

  1. Advanced Edges
  2. Cross-overs
  3. Pivots
  4. Balance & Recovery

Requirements:

  • Completions of Hockey 101.
  • Hockey Helmet or Bike Helmet

Spring Session

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

$109.00 per participant

Hockey 301

Ages 6-13

This class is for the player who is putting on hockey gear for the first time. Participants will build upon the individual skills learned in Hockey 201 and will begin to learn the game with a stick, puck and net. The focus of the program is to create a fun atmosphere for all players as they continue to enjoy the game of hockey while growing skill development.

Fundamental Curriculum:

  1. Movement with the puck
  2. Passing the puck
  3. Shooting the puck
  4. Puck protection and creating turnovers

Requirements:

Spring Session

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

$109.00 per participant

Hockey 401

Ages 6-13

This class is for the player who has passed hockey 301 and is progressing their hockey development in full gear. Participants will build upon the individual skills learned in Hockey 301 and will continue to learn advanced techniques with a stick, puck and net. The focus of the program is to create a fun atmosphere for all participants as they continue to enjoy the game of hockey while advancing skill development.

Fundamental Curriculum:

  1. Deception
  2. Support
  3. Outnumbering and body contact
  4. Scoring

Requirements:

Spring Session

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

$109.00 per participant

Recreational League

Ages 6-13

Weekly cross-ice game format for players to experience their first hockey game. This 8 week program gives players game scrimmages weekly with bench coaching and officiating so they can begin to learn the rules of the game. Daytona Recreational league prepares players for statewide travel hockey play.

Fundamental Curriculum:

  1. Movement with the puck
  2. Passing the puck
  3. Shooting the puck
  4. Puck protection and creating turnovers

Requirements:

  • Completion of Hockey 401 or evaluation by Hockey Program Manager
  • All participants must have an active Learn to Skate USA membership
  • Full equipment

Spring Session

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursday 5:45pm - 6:45pm

$109.00 per participant

Learn to Play Hockey Schedule