In HYHA's Learn to Play Hockey program, participants will learn the fundamentals of skating and hockey necessary for developing into a hockey player, per the American Development Model (ADM) set forth by USA Hockey.
The program will introduce skaters to the basic skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting. Participants learn through practice drills and informal scrimmages that are directed by USA Hockey certified instructors who are on the ice at all times. The goal of the program is to ensure the introduction to skating and hockey is a positive experience.
Our first 8 week Learn to Play session starts 09/11/23 & is FREE
Anyone over the age of 2 (3+) is welcome in the Learn to Play program!
Learn to Play starts Monday 09/11/23 & will run until March.
The first half of the year practices will be Monday & Friday at 5 PM, but make sure to check our schedule for changes.
Sessions are held at the Louis Astorino Rink in Hamden
595 Mix Ave
Hamden CT 06514
Learn to Play players must have at a minimum skates and a helmet with a face mask. We also recommend elbow pads, knee/shin pads, and pants. Especially for younger skaters
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out or FAQ if you have questions on Learn to Play!
HYHA's Learn To Play Hockey Program
Held at the Louis Astorino Rink in Hamden