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Additional Dallas Stars Learn to Play sessions announced

By Staff, 11/18/18, 5:30PM MST


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In partnership with the Dallas Stars, the El Paso Hockey Association announced two additional Learn to Play sessions. The second session will begin Sunday, January 20th at 10 a.m.  and the third session will start Saturday, February 9th at 3:15 p.m. Available to all children who are born between 2006 - 2014 across the entire southwest region.
The program costs $125. Included in the one time fee is, six weeks of instruction (1 hour sessions per week) and head-to-toe equipment. Following the program the equipment is yours to keep.

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.

What is Learn to Play?

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.