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Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey Program

Formerly "Little Bruins"

Bruins Academy - Learn to Play

The Boston Bruins are excited to continue and grow the Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey Program (previously called "Little Bruins") to help aspiring, youth hockey players develop their skills. For the first time this season, the program is expanding to over 50 locations across New England. The program is available to boys and girls ages 4-9. For a registration fee of $100, the program includes a full free set of CCM equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional personalized fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches. The Boston Bruins are thrilled to share their passion for hockey with the next generation of hockey players.*

Your Set of Free Equipment Includes:

  • Skates
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

 
Professional, personalized fitting by hockey experts
 
FREE hockey gear valued $500 at retail
 
4 weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches 

Massachusetts

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
North Devils Youth Hockey New England Sports Village Attleboro, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 12:00p.m.
Junior Crusaders Youth Hockey Horgan Arena Auburn, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 4:00p.m.
Nashoba Youth Hockey Nashoba Valley Olympia Boxboro, MA Oct. 22, 29 | Nov. 5, 12 4:45p.m.
Warrior Ice Arena I Warrior Ice Arena Brighton, MA Oct. 25 Nov. 1, 8, 15 4-4:50p.m.
Warrior Ice Arena II Warrior Ice Arena Brighton, MA Oct. 26 | Nov. 2, 9, 16 4-4:50p.m.
Brookline Youth Hockey Walter Brown Arena (BU) Brookline, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 8:00a.m.
Eastern Mass Senators Burlington Ice Palace Burlington, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 7:00a.m.
Cambridge Youth hockey Simoni Rink Cambridge, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 8:00a.m.
Charlestown Youth Hockey I Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Rink Charlestown, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00a.m.
Charlestown Youth Hockey II Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Rink Charlestown, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 11:00a.m.
Danvers Youth Hockey Essex Sports Center Danvers, MA Oct. 21, 28 | Nov. 4, 11 8:40a.m.
FMC Ice Sports Porrazzo Skating Arena East Boston, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 2:40p.m.
Twin City Youth Hockey Wallace Civic Center Fitchburg, MA Oct. 25 | Nov. 1, 8, 15 5:30p.m.
Franklin Youth Hockey Veterans Arena Franklin, MA Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 1:00p.m.
North Central Mass Youth Hockey Gardner / Cushing Gardner, MA Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 9:00a.m.
Cape Ann Youth Hockey Dorothy Talbot Memorial Rink Gloucester, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 3:00p.m.
FMC Ice Sports Collins-Moylan Arena Greenfield, MA Oct. 15, 22, 29 | Nov. 5 1:00p.m.
Haverhill Pentucket Haverhill High School Haverhill, MA Oct. 22, 29 | Nov. 5, 12 11:00a.m.
Barnstable Youth Hockey HYCC Skating School Butler Skating Rink Hyannis, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 9:00a.m.
Tewksbury Youth Hockey Janas Rink Lowell, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 5:50p.m.
Greater Lowell Youth Skating Assc. Janas Rink Lowell, MA Oct. 21, 28 | Nov. 4, 11 9:00a.m.
Lynn Youth Hockey Connery Rink Lynn, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 9:30a.m.
Triboro Youth Hockey Navin Arena Marlborough, MA Oct. 15, 22, 29 Nov. 5 9:00a.m.
Medford Youth Hockey LoConte Rink Medford, MA Oct. 28 | Nov. 4, 11, 18 2:00p.m.
FMC Ice Sports Hetland Arena New Bedford, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 3:30p.m.
Micro Ice I Micro Ice North Andover, MA Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 1:00p.m.
Micro Ice II Micro Ice North Andover, MA Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 2:00p.m.
Micro Ice III Micro Ice North Andover, MA Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 3:00p.m.
Micro Ice IV Micro Ice North Andover, MA Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 4:00p.m.
Pembroke Youth Hockey Hobomock Rink Pembroke, MA Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 3:50 p.m.
Duxbury Youth Hockey Armstrong Arena Plymouth, MA Oct.21, 28 | Nov. 4, 11 12:00p.m.
Quincy Youth Hockey Quincy Youth Arena Quincy, MA Oct. 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10 5:00p.m.
South Shore Eagles Rockland Ice Arena Rockland, MA Oct. 21, 24 | Nov. 4, 11 10:40a.m.
Wakefield Youth Hockey Hockeytown USA Saugus, MA Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 9:10a.m.
South Boston Youth Hockey Murphy Memorial Rink South Boston, MA Nov. 18, 25 | Dec. 2 9-3:00p.m.
Wilbraham Twin Meadows Youth Hockey Olympia Ice Rink Springfield, MA Oct. 16, 23, 30 | Nov. 6 5:40p.m
Tricounty Saints Alexio Arena Taunton, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 10:00a.m.
Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Skate 3 Ice Arena Tyngsborough, MA Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 10:50a.m.
Waltham Youth Hockey I Veterans Memorial Rink Waltham, MA Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29 12:50p.m.
Waltham Youth Hockey II Veterans Memorial Rink Waltham, MA Oct. 21, 28 | Nov. 4, 11 2:00 p.m.
FMC Ice Sports Jim Roche Community Center Ice Arena West Roxbury, MA Oct. 12, 19, 26 | Nov. 5 4:00 p.m. 
Shrewsbury Youth Hockey Buffone Arena Worcester, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 6:00p.m.

Connecticut

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Northeast Huskies UCONN Storrs, CT Oct. 14 8:00a.m.
Northeast Huskies UCONN Storrs, CT Oct. 21 1:45p.m.
Northeast Huskies UCONN Storrs, CT Oct. 28 7:15a.m.
Northeast Huskies UCONN Storrs, CT Nov. 4 6:50a.m.

Maine

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Maine Gladiators Norway Savings Bank Arena Auburn, ME Oct. 8, 22, 29 9:00a.m.
Maine Gladiators Norway Savings Bank Arena Auburn, ME Oct. 15 9:20a.m.
Biddeford Youth Hockey Biddeford Ice Arena Biddeford, ME Oct. 21 9:20a.m.
Biddeford Youth Hockey Biddeford Ice Arena Biddeford, ME Oct. 28 10:30a.m.
Biddeford Youth Hockey Biddeford Ice Arena Biddeford, ME Nov. 4 11:40a.m.
Biddeford Youth Hockey Biddeford Ice Arena Biddeford, ME Nov. 11 12:50p.m.
Brewer Youth Hockey Penobscot Ice Arena Brewer, ME Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 12:40p.m.
Casco Bay Youth Hockey Family Ice Center Falmouth, ME Oct. 17, 24 | Nov. 7, 14 6:10p.m.
Southern Maine Youth Hockey Unv. Of Southern Maine Rink Gorham, ME Oct. 1 3:10p.m.
Southern Maine Youth Hockey Unv. Of Southern Maine Rink Gorham, ME Oct. 7, 14, 21 2:10p.m.
Skating Association of Maine Maine Ice Vault Hallowell, ME Oct. 15, 22, 29 8:20a.m.
Maine Junior Black Bears Alfond Arena Orono, ME Oct. 7, 14 1:00p.m.
Maine Junior Black Bears Alfond Arena Orono, ME Oct. 21, 28 4:00p.m.

New Hampshire

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Keene ICE Keene ICE Keene, NH Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 5:00p.m.
New Hampshire East Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH Oct.29 | Nov. 5, 12, 19 8:45am
Manchester Youth Hockey West Side Arena Manchester, NH Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 11:10a.m.
Conway Arena Conway Arena Nashua, NH Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 9:50a.m.

Rhode Island

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Northern Rhode Island Vikings Smithfield Ice Rink Smithfield, RI Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 3:20pm

Vermont

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
St. Albans, Missisquoi, Milton Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center St. Albans, VT Oct. 28 | Nov. 4, 11, 18 10:00a.m.
Essex, CSB, Burlington, Milton Gutterson Field House (UVM) Burlington, VT Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 8, 14 10:15a.m.
Northfield, CVSA, Barre, Harwood, Stowe Krietzberg Arena Northfield, VT Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 9:45a.m.
Brattleboro Hockey Association Nelson Withington Skating Facility Brattleboro, VT Oct. 22, 29 | Nov. 5, 12 4:15p.m.
Woodstock, Hartford, Hanover (NH) Union Arena Woodstock, VT Oct. 21, 28|Nov. 4, 11 8:30a.m.

Questions? Please contact communityrelations@bostonbruins.com 

*Please note, skating lessons are highly recommended before the start of the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program. All children should be able to skate on their own, unaided. Please check in with your local rink on skating lessons before starting Bruins Academy Learn to Play program. In addition, this program is intended for children who have not participated in an organized hockey program before. Children that have registered with a Massachusetts Hockey association previously are not eligible to participate in Bruins Academy Learn to Play