Minnesota Wild Learn To Play

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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

Armstrong/Cooper: New Hope Ice Arena
4949 Louisiana Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428
Bloomington Ice Garden
3600 W 98th St, Minneapolis, MN 55431
Buffalo Civic Center
1306 County Rd 134 NE, Buffalo, MN 55313
Burnsville Ice Center
251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Coon Rapids Ice Center
11000 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Delano: Delano Area Sports Arena
654 Tiger Dr, Delano, MN 55328
Dodge County: Four Seasons Arena
100 11th St NE, Kasson, MN 55944
Duluth: Heritage Sports Center
120 S N 30th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806
Eden Prairie: Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Hastings: Hastings Civic Arena
2801 Red Wing Blvd, Hastings, MN 55033
Marshall: Red Baron Arena & Expo
1651 Victory Dr, Marshall, MN 56258
Minneapolis: Parade Ice Garden
600 Kenwood Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Moundsview/Irondale: Shoreview Ice Arena
877 County Hwy 96, St Paul, MN 55126
Plymouth: Plymouth Ice Center
3650 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55446
Monticello: Moose Sherritt Ice Arena
800 Broadway St E, Monticello, MN 55362
Rosemount Ice Arena
13885 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068
Sartell: SCHEELS Athletic Complex
1109 1st St S, Sartell, MN 56377
St. Paul: TRIA Rink
400 Wabasha St N, St Paul, MN 55101
Waconia Ice Arena
1250 Oak Ave, Waconia, MN 55387
Woodbury: M Fairview Health Sports Center
4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
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    Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about the Little Wild!

To be eligible for Little Wild 2023, children must be born between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2018.

*Please note, 5 year olds must have had their 5th birthday by September 1, 2023 to be eligible to participate.

If your child is 9 years or older, he/she is ineligible for the Little Wild program.

The program is intended for children who have not participated in organized youth hockey programs before. Children who have previously participated in Little Wild are not eligible to participate in the Little Wild program. The Minnesota Wild and Little Wild Learn to Play reserve the right to cross-reference all participants and remove children who are ineligible without refund.

*If your child participated in a Learn to Skate program, he/she is eligible for Little Wild.

Registration opens May 2024.

Yes. We highly recommend skating lessons before the start of the Little Wild Program. Little Wild participants should be able to skate the width of the ice without assistance before their first Little Wild clinic. For further information on skating lessons, please check out your local community education or rinks for classes.

The total cost of the Little Wild Learn to Play Program is $175.00 (+$5 registration fee). This fee covers a full set of custom-fit CCM equipment from Pure Hockey, a Little Wild jersey, and four, one-hour skating sessions at your appointed location. Participants keep all equipment at the completion of the program.

When you register for the Little Wild Learn to Play Program, you will receive a confirmation email with information on equipment fitting dates and times at a Pure Hockey store location.

Yes. As long as you cancel before August 1 and you have not ordered equipment you will receive a full refund. 

Please contact us regarding your refund at 651-312-3443 or email littlewild@wild.com.

All coaches are USA Hockey certified ADM (American Development Model) coaches. Many are current Minnesota High School hockey coaches.

Welcome to the Little Wild team! You will receive an email from our program directing you to the next steps, including when, where, and how to get fitted at your local Pure Hockey store in full equipment.

Each site has a maximum of 65 participants. Should a cancellation arise, we will contact the next participant on the waitlist via email. Payment will be due upon acceptance.

We hope your child thoroughly enjoyed their experience with Little Wild and ask all graduates of the program to register with USA Hockey (free for kids 4-6, ages 7+ will pay a $50 annual membership fee) and their local association for organized hockey. If your child is not ready for a full season, we suggest further skating lessons to continue developing your skater’s ability and confidence on the ice.

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