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Learn-to-Play Hockey

Important LTP Update!

Learn-to-Play Hockey is moving to Saturday mornings this Fall! Our In House League will be at 8a and lead into our LTP program at 9:10a. Mark your calendars now! LTP will be on Saturday mornings and run continuously for 5 weeks - barring any holidays, tournaments, etc. $109 per session!

We hope those in our LTP program consider joining our In House League as well! It’s a great opportunity, low key and a great learning experience for those looking to join the Chiefs in the near future!

Starts January 19th at Ice Land! 

Current Session Dates

Ice Land's Learn-to-Play will resume after 
the Devils LTP is complete in mid-March! 
Check back here for dates!

Interested in Learn-to-Play?
for more information! 


While Ice Hockey requires a great deal of skill, the proper instruction and attitude make the game more fun and rewarding.

Our Learn to Play Hockey Program incorporates the most current and innovative ideas available today. It represents the best methods of starting beginning players on the right path to an enjoyable experience in our sport.

The Learn to Play Hockey Program lesson plans have been well tested, and have proven successful in every type of community setting. The established program objectives are:

  • To learn the basic skills required to play the game of hockey.
  • To develop an understanding of basic teamwork through participation in a variety of activities and adapted game situations.
  • To have fun while playing hockey and engaging in physical activity.
  • To create and refine basic motor patterns.
  • To be introduced to the concepts of cooperation, fair play and sportsmanship.

Ice Land's Learn to Play Hockey Program has three levels of instruction designed for beginning hockey players. Each classification represents a different level of skill progression. At the beginning of the program, players are evaluated according to ability and placed in the appropriate program level.

Each level consists of 20 lesson plans that follow a defined path of progression. As players move through the program, they improve both hockey skills and self-confidence.

The program focuses primarily on basic hockey skills: skating, puck-handling, passing and shooting.

Each skill is introduced and refined in a progressive "one step at a time" manner.

Players participate in practice drills, informal and modified games (similar to shinny or pond hockey). Players are soon proficient enough to have fun while they play.

Although the main emphasis is on fun and progressive skill development, the Learn to Play Hockey Program also allows youngsters to experience:

  • Cooperation
  • Fair play
  • Fitness

In addition to developing players' hockey skills and promoting physical fitness, our Instructors encourage initiative, stimulate interest in the sport, and instill a desire for continued participation.


$109 for 5 weeks of instruction!

Plus USA Hockey Fee: $50 (annually)
Must register online & submit registration
to Ice Land with registration form

Required Equipment

Each skater must have the following equipment before they can take to the ice for Learn-to-Play:

* Jersey
* Hockey Helmet & Mask
Mouth Guard
* Elbow Pads
 * Hockey Gloves
* Hockey Pants
* Shin Guards
* Athletic Supporter
* Hockey Skates
* Hockey Stick


- Ice Land Player Development Director
- Former Princeton Day School Head Coach
- Current Mercer Chiefs Head Coach

We have additional on-ice staff who assist our head instructors. This allows a low skater to instructor ratio...... more personal attention!

Head over to our Totsicles page for more information!