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Learn to Play


Next Session Will Start October 11, 2021

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Every Player will need a USA Hockey Number before signing up for Learn To Play. This membership includes a USA Hockey monthly magazine and insurance coverage for your skater. 


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Monday's 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Greensboro Ice House

Cost: $105
Sessions Run Weekly - Joining mid-session is based on availability.


About the Program
The Greensboro Youth Hockey Association Learn to Play Program offers first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink in full hockey equipment and learn the basics. They will receive instruction on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 4-16.

All students must complete Greensboro Ice House's Learn To Skate Basic 1-2 classes prior to enrolling. Full gear is required and includes helmet with full-face shield, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, skates, gloves and stick.

The GYHA Learn to Play Hockey Program is dedicated to making the game of hockey fun for everyone who plays it. By learning and developing the appropriate fundamental skills and knowledge of the game, every player will gain the confidence to be able to compete and enjoy the game at every age and skill level.

  • Cost $105 for 8 week sessions. 
  • USA Hockey certified coaches run weekly practices.
  • Receive a hockey jersey to keep at initial program sign-up.
  • Participants to be divided into groups based on ability.
  • Full hockey gear is required.
  • Basic equipment rental with $100 refundable deposit check held. *
  • Ice sessions to consist of fundamental skill instruction, small area games, and fun!
  • All players required to register with USA Hockey **

If you have any questions, please contact us.

* = Loaner Equipment consists of helmet, chest protector, elbow pads, shin guards, pants, hockey socks, bag and skates. Parents responsible for stick, neck guard (optional), and groin protector/Velcro short protector – Ask about our equipment donation program for equipment available to help you get started-see the Greensboro Pro Shop for your purchasing needs.

** = 6 and under USA Hockey memberships are FREE, others are $47 for a year (includes a monthly USA Hockey magazine and on ice insurance coverage) visit to sign up and get your USA Hockey number prior to registering for Learn to Play Hockey.

What Do our Parents Have to Say .....

  • My son has learned how to accept disappointed much better with the help of his coaches.  He has learned how to pick himself up and keep going!   We will be FOREVER appreciate you taking us in as no-hockey experience ever. You ensured that my son loves this sport. 


  • My daughter has learned so much. I can't thank the coaches enough! We love coming out every week and watching her improve!


  • My Son has in a very short time from being a non skating hockey fan to a 2-3 day per week hockey fanatic. Every week he continues to improve under the coaches instruction. This program has been a God send to two parents who loved hockey but didn't know enough to help him establish himself in something he loved!

  • Learn to Play has helped My son's independence and boost his confidence on and off the ice. 


  • Learn to has helped my son gain confidence on the ice. The coaches have been outstanding role-models and have helped my son develop the basic skills necessary to play at the next level. They are always very positive towards the kids. 


  • Learn to play has really helped my son be confident in his skating . The coaches have gone above and beyond to enrich all the kids individually as well as part of the group! 


  • My child has grown a lot more confident!


  • My son has learned so much doing Learn to Play the past 2 years. Monday has become his favorite day of the week! We appreciate the coaches. 


  • Learn to play has been amazing for my son!!! All of the coaches are so patient and fantastic ! Coach Martin took us under his wing when he started since we were brand new! Grant's skills and love for Hockey grows each week!

Does your Learn to Player need equipment? 

GYHA has a loaner program where you can borrow gear, we require a $100 deposit by check for this program.  Once the gear is returned your check will be returned to you. 

Please refer to Where to Begin tab for additional New Player information.