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WELCOME TO HOCKEY!


From finding a rink near you to selecting the first set of skates and stepping on the ice, getting into the game is an exciting adventure. Here's everything you need to get your family started in hockey. 

Why Hockey?


IT'S MORE THAN A GAME
Hockey develops life skills that build a foundation for a child's confidence, pride, focus and responsibility.

LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS
Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on the ice, hockey creates friendships that last a lifetime.

SET UP FOR SUCCESS
Hockey's unique structure ensures that your child learns to love the game while promoting a healthy lifestyle, social wellness and mental well-being.

HOCKEY IS FUN
The encouraging environment hockey provides helps kids grow as both hockey players and people. 

Find Hockey Near You


Click the link below, enter your zip code and find your local USA Hockey association for contact information, programs offered and more.

Try Hockey For Free

As the world's largest introduction-to-hockey initiative, annually spanning more than 800 rinks nationwide, Try Hockey For Free Days provide children the opportunity to experience playing hockey for the first time with certified USA Hockey coaches and caring volunteers on the ice.

   

Learn To Skate USA

Learn to Skate USA teaches your kids lessons to sharpen their focus and provide greater balance on and off the ice. As they conquer challenges on their paths to amazing, new worlds well beyond the world of skating will happen right before their eyes.

   

Learn To Play

Learn to Play can help your child learn and grow in all aspects of life. Playing hockey helps improve children’s physical fitness while strengthening their mental health, encouraging leadership behaviors, fostering character development, and teaching important life lessons.

   

Learn More About Hockey

   

THREE PROMISES OF YOUTH HOCKEY

1. Promise of Fun
The thrill  of scoring their first goal or the camaraderie of skating with friends is possible due to the encouraging environment youth hockey provides. 

2. Promise of Guidance
Youth hockey is unique and all new players start from the very basics. Your local youth instructors are able to teach the skills of ice hockey in a fun, engaging manner. 

3. Promise of Achievement
Both you and your child will walk away from the rink each day, excited about all the new things that your young hockey player has started to learn on the ice. 

   

First Strides As A Hockey Parent

   

Additional Questions?

Contact comeplayyouthhockey@usahockey.org and we'll make sure you have the information you need to make the most of your start in the best game on earth!