Youth Learn to Play

Learn to Play – Hockey 1

Ages 5-9

The focus and goal of Learn To Play-Hockey 1 (LTP-H1) is to teach beginner ice skaters the fundamentals of ice skating. It’s important for these players to become comfortable on the ice, learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and how to hold a stick before moving on to Learn To Play-Hockey 2 (LTP-H2). LTP-H1 follows the American Development Model (ADM) guidelines which promote high activity through fun, station based practices and games.

Dates: Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 6th, and March 13th

Days: Sundays for 6 weeks

Times: 11:20am-12:05pm OR 12:10pm-12:55pm

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Prerequisites:

Ability to fall and stand up without assistance AND skate the width of the rink without falling down or assistance; OR coach approval. If coming from Learn To Hockey Skate (LTHS), player must have completed level 2 or above; If coming from Learn To Skate (LTS), skater must have completed level 2 or above.

Series Length:

4 – 6 Weeks, 45-min group classes, 1x per week (may join at any time IF space is available)

Cost:

Rates are automatically pro-rated every Monday afternoon. Cost is $37.00 per weekly class.

Equipment:

Rental gear is available and included in the registration fees.

Learn to Play – Late Start Hockey 1

Ages 10-16

Our Learn to Play-Late Start (LTP-LS) program involves learning the skills of a great sport in a fun and challenging environment. This program is meant to prepare new players ages 10-16 for eventual matriculation into full ice team hockey. It covers the basic skating skills that are learned in our Learn To Play-Hockey 1 (LTP-H1) and Learn To Play-Hockey 2 (LTP-H2) programs, as well as additional skills. Players learn the basics of passing, shooting, and stickhandling. The last few weeks involve playing games in a group of peers allowing participants to put the skills of previous weeks into practice.

8:30am Session A:

Renton: Sundays

Time: 8:30am to 9:15am

Dates: Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 26, Mar 6, 13, 20

9:25am Session B:

Renton: Sundays

Time: 9:25am to 10:10am

Dates: Jan 9, 30, Feb 6,13, 26, Mar 6, 13, 20 (no class Jan 23)

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Prerequisites:

Ability to fall and stand up without assistance AND skate the width of the rink without falling down or assistance; OR coach approval. If coming from Learn To Hockey Skate (LTHS), player must have completed level 2 or above; If coming from Learn To Skate (LTS), skater must have completed level 2 or above.

Series Length:

10 Week Series – one class a week (may join at any time if space is available)

Cost:

Rates are automatically pro-rated every Monday afternoon. Cost is $32.00 per weekly class. Additional USA Hockey Membership Fee is required (once per year)

Equipment:

Players MUST be in full gear for this class.  If you do not have gear, please contact Elevate Sporting (locations at Sno-King Renton and Snoqualmie, and stand alone retail location in Bellevue) to discuss options for acquiring gear. Additional information on gear can be found on our equipment information page.

Learn to Play – Hockey 2

Ages 5-9

Learn To Play-Hockey 2 (LTP-H2) is designed for players ages 5 to 9 who have basic skating skills and are ready for more hockey. This program consists of small groups of players on the ice with similar skill levels skating in full hockey gear.  LTP-H2 follows the American Development Model (ADM) guidelines which promote high activity through fun, station-based practices and games.

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Prerequisites:

Hockey 1, or if coming from LTS-Basic 3 or above, or if coming from LTHS-Level 2 or above.

Series Length:

16 Weeks, 1 class per week

Players may join late if space is available at a prorated fee up to 7 weeks into the session.

Cost:

Rates are automatically pro-rated every Monday afternoon. Cost is $451 for the 16 week session which includes gear and a jersey. Additional USA Hockey Membership Fee is required (once per year)

Equipment:

Rental gear is available and included in the registration fees.

Youth Learn to Play FAQ’s:

Typically, children are between five and eight years old when they enter the Learn To Play Program although some children as young as four years of age can learn how to skate in one of our programs. If your child is other than eight, we also offer a Late Start program.

Sno-King has two ways your for your child to learn to skate:

  • Learn to Play Hockey 1 – This portion of the Learn to Play program provides the opportunity to learn skating skills while incorporating some very basic fundamentals for playing hockey.
  • Learn to Skate – This is a program that is taught by professional figure skating instructors and provides sound fundamental skating instruction for both beginners and those that want to improve their skating.

Periodically Sno-King offers a one-day Try Hockey Free program where a child can experience what it is like to be on the ice in hockey gear.

Depending on their age and ability, players can move on to a team. Recommendations will be made by your Learn to Play Hockey 1 & 2 instructors as to what is the next step for you.

Sno-King has several Learn to Play programs throughout the year and players may join at any time with a pro-rated fee. The length of each program varies.

Still have questions? Contact Chris Longfellow, Youth Beginner Hockey Director

Select a different youth Learn to Play location:

Kirkland
Snoqualmie