The Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs consist of three-nine week sessions from early September through the end of March. They are hosted at Hetland Arena in New Bedford on Sunday mornings.
Required equipment for those participating in Learn to Skate includes:
Children participating in Learn to Play are required to be in full gear. This includes:
Our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs are open to children who are aged 3 to 12 at the start of the session.
Program registration is closed when the individual session is full - so sign up early!
These programs are meant to get children ready for the Panthers youth hockey program, so they are geared towards hockey skaters.
Good question. While we don't offer rentals (skates or otherwise) we do recommend that you check out sporting goods stores that offer consignment gear.
Are you and your family new to hockey? A local sporting goods store can ensure your child's equipment properly fits them, and may offer consignment items. Local stores that can help you are: