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Learn-to-Play Hockey

Ice Land is closed. We will continue to update you as best we can. Learn to Play will continue when it is safe to do so. At that time we will deal with missed dates, etc. At this time, our main concern is the safety of our employees, our skaters + their families. Continue to bear with us as we navigate this unprecedented situation. Information will come as it is available. 
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Be safe. Be well. Take care of yourselves + your family.
Jenn Schaffener
Ice Land Skating Director, Office Manager and Skating Coach

Have littles who are interested in hockey? Enter the Mini Chiefs! The Mini Chiefs will join our regular Learn to Play program, the Junior Chiefs, on Saturday mornings at 9:10a. The Mini Chiefs MUST be enrolled in our Learn to Skate program to do the Mini Chiefs program, as they still need their skating skills through Basic 4 to move to our Learn to Play program. Classes will run for a half hour and will be discounted. Hockey helmet, hockey skates (Can use rentals!), hockey stick, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads and shin guards are needed. Talk to Heather at if you have any questions about gear or the program.

We will have Mini Chiefs jerseys to purchase if you are interested! We are currently getting those made, so give us a little time on those! Names and favorite numbers may be added to the back for an additional fee!

Junior Chiefs

Current + Next Session Dates

Saturday - 9:10-10:10am
Winter Session 2 -
January 25
February 1, 8, 22, 29

(No class Saturday, 2/15.)
Winter Session 3 -
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4


To increase your ice time, you can now sign up for Learn-to-Play AND Learn-to-Skate and your LTS session will be discounted in half! So for just $169, you can sign up for 5 weeks of LTP AND 5 weeks of LTS! We have a hockey class within our LTS program at 6:30 on Friday nights or 10:30a on Sunday mornings, no sticks or pucks. It focuses on hockey skating skills OR you can choose a regular LTS class to focus on c cuts, crossovers etc. 

* Your LTS class must be during the same session as your LTP class. You cannot pick and choose which classes to attend over any period of time.
* Learn-to-Skate has it's own days/times/schedule. Make sure to check the days/times on Learn-to-Skate is on Friday nights and/or Sunday mornings. Learn-to-Play is Saturday mornings.


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 two 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 different 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.

We ask that skater's have completed some level of 'c' cuts or pumps and started crossovers before signing up for LTP. This is NOT a Learn-to-Skate class and skaters must KNOW HOW TO SKATE before signing up for LTP. Consider joining our Learn-to-Skate program here at Ice Land.

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


$119 for 5 weeks of instruction!
$229 for 10 weeks of instruction
+ includes a Junior Chiefs hockey jersey
(with 10 week session)!
* Trial classes are $30.

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