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    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday,
    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (June – August &
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Learn To Play & Learn
To Skate for Hockey

Spring Series-Special Price

learn to play hockey

Learn to Play Hockey is designed to teach and strengthen basic skating and hockey skills. The classes prepare players for in-house or travel league play. Qualified instructors guarantee adequate attention to all players because of small teacher to student ratios.

Learn to Skate to Play Hockey: A strong skating foundation is key to a good hockey player. The learn to skate to play hockey class is designed for players with little skating experience. Players will learn basic skating skills necessary to play in the Hockey 1 program. Players in this program will only need a hockey helmet and hockey gloves which can be provided by the ice arena. If you have NEVER skated before we recomend skaters taking one series of our learn to skate program.

Hockey 1 is for the beginning player.The focus of the course will to develop the players skating skills as well as introduce puck and sticking handling skills. . Players with little ice skating experience are encouraged to start in the Learn to Skate to play hockey class, participants need to be able to have basic skating skills to enroll in Hockey 1. All skaters who have never participated in a Learn to Play hockey session at UD should begin with Hockey I and if necessary, can be moved up after the first week with the coach’s recommendation.

Hockey 2 is for players who have completed Hockey 1 or possess a similar skill level. This session will focus on strengthening existing skating and puck control skills as well as developing shooting skills needed to begin game play. Players, age 8 or younger, who have enough skill and comfort with the game, are welcome to join the Cross-Ice Hockey League after passing Hockey 2.

learn to play hockey

Hockey 3 players have completed Hockey 2 or have considerable background in the game of hockey. Skills are further developed in preparation for introduction to game situations and In-House Hockey.

A Learn to Play Hockey student who has passed all three levels will be skilled at forward skating and crossovers, backward skating and crossovers, hockey stops, passing and puck receiving skills, shooting skills (forehand & backhand) and Introductory game skills.

Skates, helmets with cages, hockey gloves and hockey sticks are required for all classes. Shin guards, kneepads and elbow pads are highly recommended because of some drills performed. The Ice Arenas provides ALL equipment if needed, including stick, gloves, helmet, elboe and shin pads and skates. We also have a limited number of hockey rental equipment bags which can be reserved the first day of class. Please call ahead with your skate sizes to ensure they are sharpened and ready on your first day.

*Fee includes skates, helmet, stick and gloves if necessary.

Spring Dates:

Date Time/Rink Fee*

Spring 2019 Series

April 6, 27,

May 4, 11, 18

Class on April 27 8-845am due to AG Day.




Saturday 9am-9:45am

Gold Ice Arena

All levels are taught at this time slot

$100 per player

*Fee includes skates, helmet, stick, gloves and other eqiupment if necessary.

Cost is $100 per player for the Spring Program.

Click HERE to register on line registration

Learn to Skate to Play Hockey Classes are offered on Wednesday evenings. This class is designed for those players learning how to skate for hockey. Class is NOT designed for players in Hockey 1, 2 or 3. .

Date Time/Rink Fee*

Spring 2019

April 10, 17 (No Class April 24)

May 1, 8, 15, 22


Wednesday 635pm-735pm

Rust Ice Arena

Learn to Skate to Play Hockey ONLY


$100 first player



Click HERE to register on line registration.


All refunds are subject to a $20 processing fee; no refunds will be provided after the 2nd week of class; unless for medical reasons and then the refund will be pro-rated.

Preparing for the First Day (please arrive by 8:30 am for the 9am class on Saturday and for the Wednesday night classes arrive by 6pm)

  • If you need to rent skates, call prior to the first day and leave a message at (302) 831-6038 or e-mail with your requested size(s).
  • If you would like to borrow a full set of equipment for the season, please call ahead at (302) 831-6038 or e-mail We will have a specific date to fit equipment for any players that would like to borrow equipment. You must attend one of these dates to receive the equipment. ONLY players in Hockey 2 or 3 will need FULL equipment.
  • We will provide you with a jersey the first day of class.
  • Players will receive certificate and participation medal upon completion of class.
  • Call (302) 831-6038 or e-mail with any questions you have about the program.

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