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The Columbus Blue Jackets Learn to Play program returns for 2018! Part of a National Hockey League-wide initiative in partnership with the National Hockey League Players' Association, Blue Jackets Learn to Play program will provide first time participants*, between 5-8 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by Blue Jackets Alum Andrew Cassels, in a fun and safe atmosphere. The program will consist of six (6) 50 minute long on-ice sessions over the course of six (6) consecutive weeks. *This introductory program is designed as a next step for kids that can already skate on their own, but have not yet participated in any learn to play hockey or organized hockey programs.

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Blue Jackets Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community.

To be eligible for the Blue Jackets Learn to Play prorgam children must be between 5-8 years of age and new to hockey.

Children who are currently or previously enrolled in a learn to play program or play/played organized hockey are not eligible to participate in this program.

ANY PLAYER WHO IS FOUND NOT TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM WITHOUT REFUND.

• Skating lessons are highly recommended and required before children attend their first Blue Jackets Learn to Play class. Participants must be able to skate fluently on their own in hockey skates (no marching). This is typically achieved upon completion of a Basic 2, Hockey Prep and or Stinger 2 class. Learn more about skating classes at www.thechiller.com.

• Once equipment is received there will be no refunds for the program. The Blue Jackets Learn to Play program is a one-time participation program. Children may not repeat the program as to allow new kids to try out the sport.

• Participants must register online, no exceptions.

• There are limited spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the session you prefer is full, please check another session before signing up for the waitlist.

• Registered participants will be required to attend an equipment fitting at a specified Chiller location 1-2 weeks prior to the first on-ice session.

• Registration is confirmed with an email upon completion of online registration. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please contact learntoplay@bluejackets.com.

• Upon completion of the Blue Jackets Learn to Play program parents will be provided with 'next step' opportunities for their child's further development.

• All participants will automatically be registered with USA Hockey for the 2018-2019 season allowing for an easier and less expensive transition into future hockey programs.

 

Registration Opens 10:00AM January 8 for 2018 Spring and Summer Sessions.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
BLUE JACKETS LEARN TO PLAY RINK LOCATIONS - SPRING & SUMMER 2018 SESSIONS:
Host Rink
Rink Address
Day
Dates/Time
Cost
OhioHealth Chiller
Easton
3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus, OH 43219
Mondays
March 26 - April 30
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM | Sold out

May 14 - June 25
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM | Sold out
$100
OhioHealth Chiller
Dublin
7001 Dublin Park Dr, Dublin, OH 43016
Saturdays
March 31 - May 5
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM | Sold out

March 31 - May 5
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM | Sold out
$100
NTPRD Chiller
Springfield
301 W Main St, Springfield, OH 45504
Saturdays
March 31 - May 5
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

June 2 - July 7
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
$100
OhioHealth Chiller
North
8144 Highfield Drive, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Saturdays
May 19 - June 23
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM | Sold out

May 19 - June 23
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
$100

• Does your child want to play hockey but does not meet the age requirements for the Blue Jackets Learn to Play program? The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks offer skating and hockey classes for ages 9 and up, and may be able to help you find quality used gear from an equipment bank if needed. Learn more at www.thechiller.com or www.ntprdchiller.com.

• Cancellations: We understand that situations occur that may prevent you from participating in Blue Jackets Learn to Play program. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact learntoplay@bluejackets.com with your request. Once equipment is received there will be no refunds for the program. The Blue Jackets Learn to Play program is a one-time participation program. Children may not repeat the program as to allow new kids to try out the sport.

• For additional assistance, please email learntoplay@bluejackets.com.