Learn to Play Hockey
Bird Arena's Learn to Play Hockey program is your player's perfect introduction to skating or to ice hockey. No prior skating experience or equipment is needed; the loan of full hockey gear and skates is included in your fee. Fitted with full-gear, your player will soon discover that it doesn't hurt to fall. Focused on playing hockey, your player will quickly gain confidence and skill on the ice. Learn to Play Hockey and Try Hockey for Free are held at Bird Arena on the Ohio University Athens Campus.
Try Hockey for Free dates
Wednesday September 7, 2016, 6:15 - 8:05 pm
Monday October 24, 2016, 6:15 - 8:05 pm
Wednesday January 18, 2017, 6:15 - 8:05 pm
Learn to Play Hockey dates
6 week session beginning Wednesday September 14, 2016, 6:05 - 6:55 pm
6 week session beginning Wednesday October 26, 2016, 6:05 - 6:55 pm
6 week session beginning Monday January 23, 2017, 6:05 - 6:55 pm
At a Try Hockey for Free event, your player will be fitted for gear and skates, and will join Ohio University ice hockey players on the ice. No prior skating experience is needed. Just show up for Try Hockey for Free, and you can register for the next Learn to Play Hockey session that night. Try Hockey for Free and Learn to Play Hockey are intended for players aged 10 and under; we work with older novice players to help them get started in other ways.
Most players can begin practice with the Athens Youth Hockey Association during or after their first session of Learn to Play Hockey.
For more information about Try Hockey for Free, Learn to Play Hockey, or the transition to team play with AYHA, contact
Phil Oberlin ([email protected]) 740-593-4676 at Bird Arena.
To register for team play with AYHA, click here