The El Paso Rhinos and El Paso Hockey Association offer competitive travel teams for players 6 through 18 years old. Teams practice two times per week starting in September through March and continue practicing once a week from April through May 31st.
Players of all skill and age are welcome and encouraged to tryout for the teams.
The El Paso Hockey Association is part of the Dallas Stars (NHL) Learn To Play Hockey program that is offered to children born between 2006 - 2014 across the entire southwest region. It is a 6 week program that will be on Sunday mornings at 10:00am starting on January 28th. The program will offer one-hour of instruction each week & ALL EQUIPMENT (including skates) included in the $85 fee.
Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.
Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, free head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.