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Learn to Play

2024 Learn to Play Winter 2

2024 Learn to Play Spring 2 Session Information

Registration is Now open for our Spring 2 Session!  Please use the link below to register.

Spring Session Dates:  April 29th - June 24th

(Break May 27th for Memorial Day)

Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM at the Greensboro Ice House

Ages 4 - 16 eligible to participate

***All NEW participants to the program are eligible to receive their first Learn to Play session for FREE!!! Please contact to receive your discount code!***

Every player is required to have a USA Hockey number to be eligible to participate.  Please use the link below to get your number or to renew for the season.

Click here to get your USAHockey Membership number needed for all GYHA registrations.

Please email if you have questions or need additional information.

Learn to Play Loaner Equipment Policy

The GYHA Learn to Play program offers players the option of using our loaner equipment while in the program.  We require a $150 refundable deposit.  Once your player leaves the program, all of the loaner equipment must be returned.  After all of the equipment is returned your $150 deposit can either be refunded or applied as a program credit.

About the Program

Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Greensboro Ice House

Cost: $105 for 8 sessions
Sessions Run Weekly - Joining mid-session is based on availability.

The Greensboro Youth Hockey Association Learn to Play Program offers hockey players of every age and skill level the opportunity to get on the ice in full hockey equipment and learn the FUNdamentals of hockey. They will receive instruction on hockey techniques such as passing, shooting, stick handling, and hockey sense, as well as learn the fundamentals of skating. Classes are open to boys and girls ages 4 - 16.

All skaters are HIGHLY encouraged to attend Greensboro Ice House's Learn To Skate Program. Gear is not required for Learn to Skate.

The GYHA Learn to Play Hockey Program is the FUNdamental stage for youth players, and 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 and helpers run weekly practices
  • Participants to be divided into groups based on ability
  • Full hockey gear is required
  • Loaner equipment is optional with a $150 refundable deposit check
  • 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, skates and hockey stick. Parents are responsible for the neck guard and groin protector.  Our loaner equipment is available to help you get started or you can use the Greensboro Pro Shop for your purchasing needs.

*USA Hockey memberships are FREE to ages 6 and under, 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.

What Our Parents Have to Say...

My son has learned how to accept disappointment much better with the help of his coaches.  He has learned how to pick himself up and keep going!  We will forever appreciate you taking us in with 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 improvement!

My Son has in a very short time went 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 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!  My son's skills and love for Hockey grows each week!