Start Playing Hockey

The options for your new hockey player vary based on skating proficiency and the time of year.  This guide will help you get started.

I have a child under 4-years-old

We recommend children of this age sign up for skating lessongs at the RecPlex.   While we don't have rules preventing you from signing up for our Learn-to-Play program, kids of this age are often times not mature enough to jump into hockey.

RecPlex Ice Skating Classes

I have a child between 4 and 8 years old

... who cannot ice skate.

Our hockey programs are built to handle kids of all skill levels, but if your child has only been on the ice a couple times and can't get around the rink comfortably, we recommend skating lessons through the RecPlex.


RecPlex Ice Skating Classes

... who is a weak skater.

These are players who get around a little bit but certainly still fall down quite a bit.   We recommend that these players sign up for our Learn-to-Play programs.


Learn-to-Play

... who skates okay or better.

These are kids who have probably done a session or two of Learn-to-Play and are ready to take the next step.   If the fall season is coming up, you should sign him or her up for our 6U or 8U programs (depending on age).   They would also fit in just fine in any of our Spring or Summer offerings.

I have a child between 9 & 12 years old

... who cannot ice skate.

Our hockey programs are built to handle kids of all skill levels, but if your child has only been on the ice a few times and can't get around the rink comfortably, we recommend skating lessons through the RecPlex.


RecPlex Ice Skating Classes

... who is a weak skater.

These are players who get around a little bit but certainly still fall down quite a bit.   We recommend that these players sign up for our Learn-to-Play programs.  In this program, however, your son or daughter will be one of the older ones on the ice.  If you think that will be an issue with him or her, the RecPlex offers hockey classes as well that may have more kids his or her age.


Learn-to-Play

... who skates okay or better.

These are kids who have probably done a session or two of Learn-to-Play and are ready to take the next step.   If the fall season is coming up, you should sign him or her up for our Travel or Recreational program.   They would also fit in just fine in any of our Spring or Summer offerings.

I have a child older than 12 years old

... who cannot ice skate or is a weak skater.

Our hockey programs are built to handle kids of all skill levels, but if your son or daughter has not yet gone through any hockey training classes, we recommend kids of this age sign up for RecPlex skating and hockey lessons before signing up for our other programs.

RecPlex Ice Skating Classes

... who skates okay or better.

These are kids who have probably done a session or two of Learn-to-Play and are ready to take the next step.   If the fall season is coming up, you should sign him or her up for our Travel or Recreational program.   They would also fit in just fine in any of our Spring or Summer offerings.

Recreational Hockey Travel Hockey