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    Learn to Play

Learn to Play is a program that provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice. Created jointly by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL). Learn to Play’s goal is to inspire youth and welcome more families into the hockey community.

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Rink & Address Locations

Aleixo Arena
150 Honorable Gordon M Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA
Alfond Rink
Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901
Armstrong Arena
103 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
Babson Skating Center
150 Great Plain Ave, Wellesley, MA 02482
Bavis Arena
180 VFW Dr, Rockland, MA 02370
Biddeford Ice Arena
18 Pomerleau St, Biddeford, ME 04005
Blackstone Valley IcePlex
121 Plain St, Hopedale, MA 01747
The Bog
188 Summer St, Kingston, MA 02364
Boss Ice Arena
1 Keaney Rd, Kingston, RI 02881
Burlington Ice Palace
36 Ray Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
Chelmsford Forum
2 Brick Kiln Rd, North Billerica, MA 01862
Churchill Rink
10 Old Piscataqua Rd, Durham, NH 03824
Collins-Moylan Arena
41 Barr Ave, Greenfield, MA 01301
Connery Rink
190 Shepard St, Lynn, MA 01902
Conway Arena
5 Stadium Drive, Nashua, NH 03062
Cushing Academy
39 School St, Ashburnham, MA 01430
CYR Arena
200 Trafton Rd, Springfield, MA 01108
Dennis M Lynch Arena
25 Andrew D Ferland Way, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Dorothy Talbot Memorial Rink
31 Cherry St, Gloucester, MA 01930
Driscoll Skating Arena
272 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720
Emmons Horrigan Rink
46 Union Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Enfield Twin Rinks
1 Prior Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
Essex Junction Skating
2 Educational Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452
Family Ice Center
20 Hat Trick Dr, Falmouth, ME 04105
The Forum
84 Mechanic St, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Foxboro Sports Center
10 E Belcher Rd, Foxborough, MA 02035
Gallo Ice Arena
231 Sandwich Rd, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
Gordon H Paquette Ice Arena
216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408
Graf Rink
28 Low St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Groton School
282 Farmers Row, Groton, MA 01450
Haverhill High School
137 Monument St, Haverhill, MA 01832
Hobomock Arena
132 Hobomock St, Pembroke, MA 02359
Hockeytown USA
953 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
Horgan Arena
403 Oxford St N, Auburn, MA 01501
HYCC Skating School Butler Skating Rink
141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601
Janas Rink
382 Douglas Rd, Lowell, MA 01852
John Millar Civic Center
94 Randall Ave, Houlton, ME 04730
Kasabuki Arena
201 Forest St, Saugus, MA 01906
Keene Ice
380 Marlboro St, Keene, NH 03431
Krietzberg Arena
315 University Dr, Northfield, VT 05663
Larsen Rink
45 Pauline St, Winthrop, MA 02152
LoConte Rink
97 Locust St, Medford, MA 02155
Loring Arena
165 Fountain St, Framingham, MA 01702
Mark E. Frietas Ice Forum
509 Jim Calhoun Way, Storrs, CT 06268
McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink
511 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960
Meehan Auditorium
225 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912
Memorial Sports Center
296 Buttolph Dr, Middlebury, VT 05753
Metropolis Rink
2167 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021
Micro Ice
65 Flagship Dr, North Andover, MA 01845
Midcoast Recreation Center
535 West St, Rockport, ME 04856
Murphy Memorial Rink
1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127
Nantucket Ice
10 Backus Lane, Nantucket, MA 02584
Navin Arena
451 Bolton St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Nelson Withington Skating Facility
61 Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301
NorthStar Ice Sports
15 Bridle Ln, Westborough, MA 01581
Norway Savings Bank Arena
985 Turner St, Auburn, ME 04210
Notre Dame Arena
15 Hillside Ave, Berlin, NH 03570
Olympia Ice Rink
125 Capital Dr #1354, West Springfield, MA 01089
Penobscot Ice Arena
90 Acme Rd, Brewer, ME 04412
Phillips Academy Ice Rink
254 S Main St, Andover, MA 01810
Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main St, Exeter, NH 03833
Pilgrim Skating Arena Rink A
75 Recreation Park Dr, Hingham, MA 02043
Pingree School
537 Highland St, South Hamilton, MA 01982
Pirelli Veteran's Arena
910 Panther Way, Franklin, MA 02038
Porrazzo Skating Rink
199 Coleridge St, East Boston, MA 02128
Quincy Youth Arena
60 Murphy Memorial Dr, Quincy, MA 02169
The Rinks at Exeter
40 Industrial Dr, Exeter, NH 03833
Rockland Ice Arena
599 Summer St #7218, Rockland, MA 02370
Simoni Rink
155 Gore St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Skate 3
355 Middlesex Rd, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Smithfield Ice Rink
101 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917
South Windsor Arena
585 John Fitch Blvd, South Windsor, CT 06074
Spartan Arena
100 Diamond Run Mall Pl, Rutland, VT 05701
Stowe Arena
350 Park St, Stowe, VT 05672
Ulin Memorial Rink
11 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186
UMASS Mullins Center Community Rink
200 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01003
UNH Whittemore Center
128 Maine St., Durham, NH 03824
Union Arena
80 Amsden Way, Woodstock, VT 05091
Unv. Of Southern Maine Rink
55 Campus Ave, Gorham, ME 04038
Veterans Memorial Rink
570 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
1267 South Church St, North Adams, MA 01247
Wallace Civic Center
1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Warrior Ice Arena
90 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135
West Warwick Ice Rink
100 Factory St, West Warwick, RI 02893
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    Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about the Bruins!

The program is offered to new, first-time participants (boys and girls). First-time participants are those participants who have not previously been registered to USA Hockey a sanctioned youth hockey program.

It is recommended for a child who has no prior ice skating experience to enroll in a “learn to skate” program, but not required. Most rinks also have regular ice skating sessions which are open to the public and a great way to gain experience and confidence on the ice.

A list of locations offering Learn to Play in your area can be found on this page.

The program provides head-to-toe equipment, however, there is a nominal participation fee associated with the program. The participation fee may vary by market and facility.

These costs cover ice time and other associated fees.

Unfortunately not. The LTP program is offered to only new, first-time participants. Host facilities/organizations will provide participants with direction on transitional, next-step programming available in your market.

The National Governing Bodies for youth hockey in the United States. (

USA Hockey as the Governing Body provides a number of resources for the Learn to Play program, including; age-appropriate training modules and practice plans, coaching certification, background screening and insurance for all Learn to Play participants.

Yes, the membership is valid for the current youth hockey season (membership runs Sept 1-Aug 31 annually). Upon enrolling in your next hockey program beyond the current playing season, standard fees will apply.

Registration with the Governing Bodies is included for the Learn to Play program. Should you elect to enroll in a future hockey program upon graduating from the Learn to Play Program, standard annual Governing Body and state affiliate fees will apply.

You should arrive a minimum of 60 minutes prior to start time for your first on-ice session to provide enough time for your child to check-in and get dressed before taking to the ice.

Yes. In the event that the session that you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will automatically be added to a waiting list and contacted should a spot become available.

If you have been moved off the waiting list and have been placed into a Learn to Play Hockey session, you will be contacted via email by a NHL Club/program representative. In the event that no spots become available, you will be contacted by a NHL Club representative to discuss future Learn to Play program opportunities.

You will be provided with an overview of next step/transition programs by your host facility/organization prior to graduating from the Learn to Play program. Additional information will be available for families at the LTP Graduation Event.


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