Learn to Play Hockey

Danbury Arena has Learn to Play hockey classes all year round for young skaters who want to learn how to play hockey. Tykes on Ice and Hockey Development Classes teach hockey skills in small classes that are divided by age and ability. We have a huge inventory of loaner equipment that can be used for a small rental fee. 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 Skate Hockey 1

For beginner skaters looking to eventually play organized hockey. The skaters will learn the basic introductory maneuvers needed to compete in the game of hockey. In order to be considered for Hockey 2, skaters must be able to show the capacity to execute the following skating maneuvers on the ice: Fall down and get up, march in place, rock side to side, jump, walk and run on the ice, forward glide, forward swizzles, snow plow stop, two feet turn and forward strides.

Registration Information & Dates

Thursdays 5:00 p.m. & 5:35 p.m.

  • Winter 4: February 22 – April 5 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5: April 12-May 24 (7 Weeks – $126)

Saturdays 11:35 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.

  • Winter 4: February 24 – April 7 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5: April 14-May 26 (7 Weeks – $126)

Learn to Skate Hockey 2

For skaters who pass Hockey 1 and want to continue to improve their skating skills so that they will be eligible to participate in our Hockey Development Clinics on Mondays or Saturdays. Hockey 2 classes will involve skating skills such as: stops & starts, crossovers, backwards strides, agility turning and pivoting with more emphasis on edge work and over all hockey strides. All skaters will be evaluated by Coach Steve at the end of each session.

Clinic Registration & Dates

Thursdays 6:10 p.m.

  • Winter 4: February 22 – April 5 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5: April 12 – May 24 (7 Weeks – $126)

Saturdays 12:45 p.m.

  • Winter 3: January 6 – February 17 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Winter 4: February 24 – April 7 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5 : April 14 – May 26 (7 Weeks – $126)

Beginner Hockey 3

MUST HAVE SKATING EXPERIENCE. Beginner Hockey 3 will focus on techniques to strengthen the players skating skills. Stops & starts, crossovers, backwards strides, jumps & dives, turning and pivoting with more emphasis on edge work and overall hockey strides. This class will improve the players agility & balance. Skater will move to Advanced Hockey 3 with a recommendation from Head Hockey Learn to Skate Coordinator Steve Segiet.

Advanced Hockey 3

Advanced Hockey 3 will continue to focus on high impact skating skills and the introduction of stick handling with puck control. Players will also work on passing and shooting so they can build confidence to join and keep up with our clinics and in house teams. Players are evaluated at the end of each session by Coach Steve.

Clinic Registration & Dates

Beginner: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m.

  • Winter 4: February 21 – April 4 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5: April 11 – May 23 (7 Weeks – $126)

Advanced: Wednesdays 5:05 p.m.

  • Winter 4: February 21 – April 4 (7 Weeks – $126)
  • Spring 5: April 11 – May 23 (7 Weeks – $126)

Hockey Development Clinics

For beginner to intermediate hockey players

  • Ages 5 and up
  • Learn the game of ice hockey
  • Improve balance, stride and edges
  • Shooting, passing and stickhandling drills
  • Professional Coaching Staff
  • Players divided by age and ability

Each clinic includes:

  • 20 minutes skating drills
  • 20-30 minutes of shooting, stick handling & passing
  • 10-15 minute scrimmage

All Participants Receive:

  • Jersey
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Outstanding Instruction from Danbury Arena Staff!

Clinic Registration & Dates

Mondays 5:30–6:30 pm

  • Winter 4: February 19 – April 2 (7 Weeks – $140)
  • Spring 5: April 9 – May 21 (7 Weeks – $140)

Saturdays 9:00–10:00 am

  • Winter 4: February 24 – April 7 (7 Weeks – $140)
  • Spring 5: April 14 – May 26 (7 Weeks – $140)