Sponsored By:   Pensacola Bay Center
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Learn to Play


A minimum of two sessions are held per season that include 6 to 8 one-hour practices at a cost of $75-$100 per session. Skaters are taught by simple progression at their own pace using drills, one-on-one coaching, and on-ice games.  The emphasis is on having FUN while learning to play hockey! 

All participants must wear appropriate hockey equipment at each practice.  Loaner equipment is provided.  Loaner equipment includes: USA Hockey approved helmet with face cage, shoulder pads, breezers (padded hockey shorts), gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and ice hockey stick.  Loaner skates are provided by the Pensacola Bay Center at each practice free of charge.  Mouth guard, neck protector, and athletic supporter (cup) are required but not provided. 


Participants will learn the following: **The Learn to Play Program is for those that know how to skate. If your child has never skated before Please go here to register for the Learn to Skate program


How to get dressed for hockey Turning
Inside / Outside edges  Backward skating
Hockey stops Stopping
Crossovers Starting
Stick & Puckhandling Hockey stance
Hockey basic How to stand up on the ice


Skaters must master these skills and will receive a written evaluation before moving to their age group.

Sessions are limited to 35 skaters and fill up quickly. To join the wait list for our next session please click on the blue Register Now button on our home page, locate the Learn to Play program registration and click on Join Waitlist. 

**If your player is over 10 years old, please email registration@jriceflyers.com.

All skaters/players and coaches must be registered with USA Hockey; the cost is $50.00 per player and is not refundable. Please Click Here for USA Hockey registration information. You do NOT need to register with USA Hockey until you are notified that your skater has a spot in the program.