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Learn to Play (LTP)

Learn to Play Hockey is for skaters ages 6-12, and aims to teach new players fundamental skills such as skating, stick handling, puck control, passing, and shooting in a fun and supportive environment. No skating experience is required.

The 3 month long session is modeled after the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). The ADM puts kids in an environment that teaches fundamentals through high rep, low down time games and drills with like skilled players, enhancing engagement and fun.  When ice time is fun, players will want to return to the ice week after week.

This is a perfect choice for beginner hockey players to learn hockey fundamentals without making a full season commitment or pay for full gear, thanks to help of the Arctic Coliseum's equipment loaner program.  After completing LTP, players are encouraged to join their respective age group in the CHA house program and further develop as a hockey player.

Current Classes
Thursday s 5:30-6:20 pm & Saturdays 11:30-12:20 pm
Classes start January 20th
Cost: $189.00

For more information:
Please call 734-433-4444 or email


No skating experience is required.  Snow Cubs is an introductory skating program for beginning skaters ages 3-5 in a hockey setting through age appropriate activities on the ice.  This program is designed to get your skater excited to come to the rink and skate with the Arctic Coliseum.  

Full gear and a stick is required and can be borrowed through the Arctic Coliseum's loaner program, if needed. Not only is skating in full gear safer for new skaters, it gets them used to movement and weight of the equipment. Puck touches will be secondary to entry level skating techniques.  Once a player has successfully completed Snow Cubs, the natural transition is to Learn-to-Play or the 6U mini-mite program offered by Chelsea Hockey Association.

Current Classes
Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 pm & Saturdays 10:00-10:30 am
Classes start January 22nd
Cost: $99.00

For more information:
Please call 734-433-4444 or email


Questions about the instructional programs can be directed to:

Colby Parks

Learn to Play Director

Phone: 734-433-4444