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LIDS Learn to Play Hockey

The IYHA Jr Fuel offers Learn to Play Hockey group hockey classes at multiple locations for boys and girls ages 4 - 17*.  Players will learn everything from the fundamentals of skating, controlling the puck, passing to teammates, and scoring the game winning goals!

Our station-based format gives players the opportunity to learn the necessary skills in a safe and competitive environment. The action-packed practices keep the kids moving, engaged, and excited to back to the rink every week!

Each class starts with a 10-minute group warm-up with the whole class. Players are then divided into 4 groups based on age/skill level. Players will rotate through 4 stations every 10 minutes:

  1.  Skating Station - forwards and backwards skating, turning, stopping, crossovers, etc.
  2.  Game Station - soccer, tag, tic-tac-toe, guard the dog, etc
  3.  Passing/Shooting Station - includes a variety of puck-handling and shooting drills 
  4.  Scrimmage Station - always every player's favorite station!

The last 5 - 7 minutes will be a group game of either Torpedo Alley or Sharks and Minnows for all players to participate. This is always a fun activity for the kids, coaches, and the parents!

*If your child has never skated before and is between the ages of 4 - 6 years, please email LTPH Director, Barb Laughner, to identify which class to register: barbsk8pro@gmail.com

Class Locations, Days, Times & Cost

Classes are offered every month on multiple days at multiple locations. Cost is $25/class. You can pick just one class or register for multiple classes each month.
 
SUNDAYS 3:15 - 4:15p
Indy Fuel Tank (Tank 2)
9022 E. 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038  

MONDAYS 
4:15 - 5:15p
Indy Fuel Tank (Tank 1)
9022 E. 126th Street
Fishers, IN 46038 
 
WEDNESDAYS 
4:15 - 5:15p
Carmel Ice Skadium (Rink 2)
1040 3rd Avenue SW
Carmel, IN 46032

SATURDAYS 11:45am - 12:45pm 
Arctic Zone Iceplex
16616 Southpark Dr. 
Westfield, IN 46074

Click The Month That you Wish to Register

 

 

 

December 2022

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

More dates to be released


What To Wear For Class

All players must have:

  • Helmet with a full-cage. No exceptions. Please put your player's first name on the front of their helmet (tape and marker)
  • Hockey stick (please write your player's name on their stick)
  • Gloves 

For players ages 4 - 5, please wear snowpants, or warm-flexible layers, and winter gloves.

For players ages 6 - 17, full equipment is strongly encouraged.  Equipment can be purchased at Perani's Hockey World (96th and 69 in front of Sam's Club), Play It Again Sports, Pure Hockey (online), and more.  Or, you can check out our equipment room full of donated equipment at the Carmel Ice Skadium. This room is located in the hallway of Rink 2, and is open to players any time the rink is open. You may borrow any time necessary. Sizes and quantities are limited.



Ready to Purchase Equipment? What You Will Need:

Skates – Purchase skates that will fit your child today with no more than ½” allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, toe and instep areas, improperly fitted skates will hamper your child’s ability to skate.

Helmet – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC). Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fastened.

Facemask – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC).

Mouthpiece –A mouthpiece is required for all youth players through the Junior age classification.

Stick – Length should generally extend from the ice to the players chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is yours.

Shin Pads – Check for proper lengths so they protect the knee and skin completely.

Cup – Essential protective equipment.

Gloves – Check for proper fit with good finger and hand mobility.

Shoulder Pads – Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.

Pants –  Provide protection for the lower spine, hips and thighs.

Elbow Pads – Properly fitted so they do not slide.

For goaltenders, special equipment is necessary such as gloves (catching and stick), chest and stomach protection, goalie skates (with protective shell), leg pads and shoulder and arm protectors. The goaltender’s equipment is especially important, so seek advice from a knowledgeable source.


Where to Purchase equipment?

Equipment can be purchased at Perani's Hockey World (96th and 69 in front of Sam's Club), Play It Again Sports, Pure Hockey (online), and more. 

Or, you can check out our equipment room full of donated equipment at the Carmel Ice Skadium. This room is located in the hallway of Rink 2, and is open to players any time the rink is open. You may borrow any time necessary. Sizes and quantities are limited.