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Dallas Stars Learn to Play Program is BACK!!

By Staff 09/02/2020, 11:00am MDT

First Session Begins October 25th


Dallas Stars Learn to Play is BACK!!

The El Paso Hockey Association is part of the Dallas Stars (NHL) Learn To Play Hockey program that is offered to children born between 2008 - 2017 across the entire southwest region.  It is a 6 week program that will be offered during the 2020-21 season.  The program will offer one-hour of instruction each week & ALL EQUIPMENT (including skates) included in the $199 fee.
First 6 Week Session - Sunday at 9am starting Sunday, October 25th, 2020
Second Session - TBA

What is Learn to Play?

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.



  • This program is designed for first-time players only.
  • If your child does not know how to skate, we recommend you sign up for our "Learn to Skate" class along with the Learn to Play. Although this is recommended, it is NOT required.
  • Participants must register online. Phone and/or in-person registration at individual rinks will NOT be accepted.
  • If our location is sold out before you register, please complete the waiting list form. If an opening becomes available, you may be contacted.

CLICK HERE or visit -

Registrations OPEN

By Staff 08/25/2020, 4:00pm MDT

Sign up NOW!

EPHA Members,

We are less than a month away from the rink opening back up and are proud to announce our opening dates for the upcoming 2020-21 Season. Please make sure to visit for updates.

KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE FINAL 4 – Voting Starts Saturday, August 29th at 5am

After advancing to the Final Four, El Paso is one step closer to being named the next Kraft Hockeyville USA city! With a win, El Paso would earn the right to host a pre-season NHL game and receive $150,000 to upgrade the region’s most popular hockey rink.

The El Paso County Events Center – home of the back-to-back Thorne Cup Champions El Paso Rhinos – has advanced to the final stage of the contest and needs the help of the community to get it done.

In the first round of the competition, fans uploaded photos, videos, and stories that conveyed El Paso’s passion for hockey. Now, fans are being asked to rally once more by voting between 5 am on August 29 and 9 am on August 30. Voting is unlimited, so voters are encouraged to vote as many times as possible!

Sign up now for all of your youth hockey and skating programs!!
Sarah Farms Cactus Cup – since Cactus Cup wasn’t held in the spring, we will now kick off the season with our annual youth tournament. Register now by visiting

El Paso Youth House League – Season 1 kicks off with our draft skate on Tuesday, September 29th. For more information and to register, please visit

Jr Rhinos Hockey Program – Jr Rhinos is BACK! Get your future hockey player into hockey by signing up for our Jr Rhinos program. This is also a great way to continue to develop your skills. For more information and to register, please visit

Learn To Skate – Sign up now for your 6 week learn to skate program. Open to all ages and levels. First class starts on Saturday, September 26th. To register, please visit

Adult Hockey information COMING SOON!!

If you have any questions regarding any of our programs or the registration forms, please email Tom –

Don’t forget to VOTE this Saturday and Sunday for Kraft Hockeyville.


By Staff 08/20/2020, 2:15pm MDT


Thank you Rhino Country for getting us into the FINAL 4. However, our work isn't done yet. 

Please make sure to VOTE (and vote as many times as you can) starting Saturday, August 29th at 5am MT until Saturday, August 30th at 9am. 

Please share, send, and recruit and make El Paso the next Kraft Hockeyville!!


Tom Herman Youth Hockey Director

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