What is Learn to Play?
Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.
Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, 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, free 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. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.
Program Dates & Fees
South Surrey Arena, Sunday’s 8:15am-9:15am, October 14-November 18, 2018
Cost: $75 and includes 6 on-ice sessions and head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey.
Additional Program Information
- This program is designed for first-time players (born in 2008-2013) only who reside in the South Surrey/White Rock area.
- If your child does not know how to skate, we highly recommend you sign up first for a “Learn to Skate” class at a local rink.
- Participants must call or email the SEMI Hockey office to obtain the registration code prior to registering.
- CLICK HERE to view photos from last years Canucks Learn to Play program
Head-to-toe equipment for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by the Vancouver Canucks:
- Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Hockey gloves
- Hockey pants
- Shin guards
- Jersey & socks
- Equipment bag
In addition to the equipment provided, you are required to purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter (with velcro to hold up socks).
Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.