LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY
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LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY

 

Danbury Arena has youth hockey programs all year round for young skaters who want to learn how to play hockey.  Hockey Development Classes teach hockey skills in small classes that are divided by age and ability.  Classes are affordable, at convenient times and are taught by our professional hockey coaching staff. Check out the latest line up of classes. For your convenience you can even sign up on line at our secure on line registration site.

LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY PROGRAMS

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START WITH ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS BELOW
SNOWPLOW SAM 1 & 2
ISI EQUIVALENT - TOT 1,2

Any skater ages 3-5 who has either never skated before or has already completed one session of Snowplow/Snowplow 1 & 2. Skaters will learn how to stand up and balance on the ice as well as marching forward, gliding and skating backward.

BEGINNER HOCKEY
EQUIVALENT TO SNOWPLOW SAM 1-4

This program will get kids ages 3-5 years old moving on the ice and teach them how to skate through playing games and having fun.
Require Equipment: Hockey helmet with cage, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves or mittens, skates and a hockey stick.

SNOWPLOW SAM 3&4
ISI EQUIVALENT - TOT 3,4

Any skater ages 3-5 who has completed at least 2 sessions of Snowplow 1 & 2 or one session of Snowplow 3 & 4. Skaters will further develop their forward and backward skating, stopping, and turns.

BASIC 1
ISI EQUIVALENT - PRE-ALPHA

Any skater ages 6-12 who has either never skated before or has very limited skating experience. They will learn how to stand up and skate across the ice as well as beginning to stop and skate backwards.

Hockey 1&2
ISI equivalent - Hockey 1

Any skater ages 6-12 who has completed Snowplow Sam 3 & 4, Basic 1, or similar NY Rangers program. Skaters will learn how to skate with a stick and further develop backward skating and correct edge use. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

Hockey 3&4
ISI equivalent - Hockey 2

Any skater ages 6-12 who has completed Hockey 1 & 2. Building on previous hockey skills learned and further developing skating and turns. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

Any skater age 6-12 who has completed Hockey 3 & 4 or equivalent Learn Hockey program. This program teaches the skater in real life action stick use. Heavy “in-game” style development is employed for this program. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

Learn to Play (Ages 5-9)

Getting started in hockey has never been easier or more convenient! This introductory program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting through 10 1-hour lessons. In addition, they will learn the importance of hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship. Best of all, your child's registration also includes a brand new set of CCM hockey equipment custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey. Past participants are welcomed to join Learn to Play for another season or all three! However, they will not receive a set of equipment if they have participated in the program before.

Your program fee includes:
  • Free full set of equipment, including skates, for first time Learn to Play participants
  • Family-friendly schedule with 10 weeks of 1-hour sessions
  • Professional instruction alongside Rangers staff
  • Special appearances by Rangers Alumni

If you do not sign-up for your session of Learn to Play two-weeks prior to the start date of your session then we can't guarantee you will receive your equipment before the first practice.



LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY
Click below for more information on our Learn to Play Hockey program.
START WITH ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS BELOW
SNOWPLOW SAM 1 & 2
ISI EQUIVALENT - TOT 1,2

Any skater ages 3-5 who has either never skated before or has already completed one session of Snowplow/Snowplow 1 & 2. Skaters will learn how to stand up and balance on the ice as well as marching forward, gliding and skating backward.

BEGINNER HOCKEY
EQUIVALENT TO SNOWPLOW SAM 1-4

This program will get kids ages 3-5 years old moving on the ice and teach them how to skate through playing games and having fun.
Require Equipment: Hockey helmet with cage, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves or mittens, skates and a hockey stick.

SNOWPLOW SAM 3&4
ISI EQUIVALENT - TOT 3,4

Any skater ages 3-5 who has completed at least 2 sessions of Snowplow 1 & 2 or one session of Snowplow 3 & 4. Skaters will further develop their forward and backward skating, stopping, and turns.

BASIC 1
ISI EQUIVALENT - PRE-ALPHA

Any skater ages 6-12 who has either never skated before or has very limited skating experience. They will learn how to stand up and skate across the ice as well as beginning to stop and skate backwards.

Hockey 1&2
ISI equivalent - Hockey 1

Any skater ages 6-12 who has completed Snowplow Sam 3 & 4, Basic 1, or similar NY Rangers program. Skaters will learn how to skate with a stick and further develop backward skating and correct edge use. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

Hockey 3&4
ISI equivalent - Hockey 2

Any skater ages 6-12 who has completed Hockey 1 & 2. Building on previous hockey skills learned and further developing skating and turns. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT

Any skater age 6-12 who has completed Hockey 3 & 4 or equivalent Learn Hockey program. This program teaches the skater in real life action stick use. Heavy “in-game” style development is employed for this program. Require Equipment: Hockey Skates, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Guards, and Hockey Helmet with Protective Face Mask.

New York Rangers Programs
Click below for more information on the offered NYR programs
Learn to Play (Ages 5-9)

Fall Session: 9/13 - 10/22
Sundays from 10:20 A.M. - 11:20 A.M.

Getting started in hockey has never been easier or more convenient! This introductory program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting through 10 1-hour lessons. In addition, they will learn the importance of hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship. Best of all, your child's registration also includes a brand new set of CCM hockey equipment custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey. Past participants are welcomed to join Learn to Play for another season or all three! However, they will not receive a set of equipment if they have participated in the program before.

Your program fee includes:
  • Free full set of equipment, including skates, for first time Learn to Play participants
  • Family-friendly schedule with 10 weeks of 1-hour sessions
  • Professional instruction alongside Rangers staff
  • Special appearances by Rangers Alumni

If you do not sign-up for your session of Learn to Play two-weeks prior to the start date of your session then we can't guarantee you will receive your equipment before the first practice.

CONTACT US

 

NICK GAROFALO
Arena Operations Manager
ngarofalo@danburyice.com
(203) 794-1704