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Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey Program

Formerly "Little Bruins"

The Boston Bruins are excited to continue and grow the Bruins Academy Learn to Play presented by Pure Hockey (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 80 locations across New England and over 5,000 youth players will have the opportunity participate. 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.* This year, $2,500,000 (retail value) worth of equipment will be donated through this program. *

Equipment fittings will take place at the six stops of the 2018 Bruins Fan Fest Tour in August and at designated Pure Hockey locations in September. Following the fitting, the gear will be shipped and delivered to participants between August 23 and September 14.

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.

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*Children that have registered with a USA Hockey association or have previously completed this program are not eligible. All registrations will be checked to ensure you have not completed program or are in a USA Hockey association. 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.

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

Locations:

Massachusetts

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Andover Hockey Association Phillips Academy Ice Rink Andover, MA Sept. 29 | Oct 6,13,20 10:40AM
Barnstable Youth Hockey HYCC Skating School Butler Skating Rink Hyannis, MA Oct 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10 8:20AM
Brookline Youth Hockey Walter Brown Arena (BU) Brookline, MA Oct. 13,20,27 | Nov 3 8:00AM
Cambridge Youth Hockey Simoni Rink Cambridge, MA Oct 6, 13, 20, 26 8:00AM
Cape Ann Youth Hockey Dorothy Talbot Memorial Rink Gloucester, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 26 4:00PM
Cape Cod Canal Youth Hockey Gallo Ice Arena Bourne, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 10:00AM
Charlestown Youth Hockey 1 Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Rink Charlestown, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 10:00AM
Charlestown Youth Hockey 2 Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Rink Charlestown, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 11:00AM
Chelmsford Youth Hockey Chelmsford Forum North Billerica, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 10:40AM
Crusaders Youth Hockey Groton School Groton, MA Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 6:45PM
Danvers Youth Hockey Essex Sports Center Danvers, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 9:20AM
Duxbury Youth Hockey Armstrong Arena Plymouth, MA Sept. 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 12:00PM
E. Mass Senators Burlington Ice Palace Burlington, MA Sept. 29 | Oct 6, 13, 20 7:00AM
FMC Ice Sports Porrazzo Skating Arena East Boston, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3 1:50PM
FMC Ice Sports Blackstone Valley IcePlex Hopedale, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 1:00PM
FMC Ice Sports Driscoll Arena Fall River, MA Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 10:00AM
FMC Ice Sports Fitzpatrick Ice Skating Rink Holyoke, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 10:50AM
Framingham Youth Hockey Loring Arena Framingham, MA Sept. 29 | Oct. 6, 20, 27 9:00AM
Franklin Youth Hockey Pirelli Veteran's Arena Franklin, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 1:00PM
Greater Haverhill Pentucket Youth Hockey Haverhill High School Haverhill, MA Oct. 27, | Nov. 3, 10, 17 11:00AM
Greater Lowell Youth Hockey Janas Rink Lowell, MA Oct. 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10 9:00AM
Jr. Crusaders Horgan Arena Auburn, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 4:00PM
King Philip Walpole Youth Hockey Foxboro Sports Center Foxboro, MA Oct. 20,27 | Nov. 3,10 10:50AM
Lynn Youth Hockey Connery Rink Lynn, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 9:30AM
Medford Youth Hockey LoConte Rink Medford, MA Oct. 27 | Nov. 3, 10, 17 2:00PM
Micro Ice 1 Micro Ice North Andover, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21 1:00PM
Micro Ice 2 Micro Ice North Andover, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21 2:00PM
Micro Ice 3 Micro Ice North Andover, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21 3:00PM
Micro Ice 4 Micro Ice North Andover, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21 4:00PM
Milton Youth Hockey Ulin Memorial Rink Milton, MA Sept. 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 1:00PM
Nashoba Youth Hockey Nashoba Valley Olympia Boxboro, MA Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov.4 4:45PM
New England Sports Village New England Sports Village Attleboro, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 12:00PM
North Central Mass Youth Hockey Gardner / Cushing Gardner, MA Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00AM
Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink North Adams, MA Oct. 6,13,20,27 10:00AM
Norwood Nuggets Youth Hockey Bajko Rink Hyde Park, MA Oct 6, 13 ,20, 27 4:40PM
Pembroke Youth Hockey Hobomock Rink Pembroke, MA Sept. 26 | Oct. 3, 10, 17 3:50PM
Quincy Youth Hockey 1 Quincy Youth Arena Quincy, MA Oct. 5,12,19,26 6:00 PM
Quincy Youth Hockey 2 Quincy Youth Arena Quincy, MA Oct. 5,12,19,26 5:00 PM
Shrewsbury Youth Hockey Buffone Arena Worcester, MA Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 6:00PM
South Boston Youth Hockey Murphy Memorial Rink South Boston, MA Oct. 13, 20, 21, 28 9:00AM
South Shore Eagles Rockland Ice Arena Rockland, MA Oct. 20, 24 | Nov. 3, 10 10/20 | 11/3, 10 - 10:40AM | 10/24 - 5:55PM
Starhawks Youth Hockey NorthStar Ice Sports Westborough, MA Oct. 13,20,27 | Nov. 3 1:20PM
Tewksbury Youth Hockey Janas Rink Lowell, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 5:50PM
Tri-County Saints Alexio Arena Taunton, MA Sept. 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 10:00AM
Triboro Youth Hockey Navin Arena Marlborough, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21 9:00AM
Twin City Youth Hockey Wallace Civic Center Fitchburg, MA Oct. 3, 10, 17 , 24 5:30PM
Wakefield Youth Hockey Hockeytown USA Saugus, MA Oct. 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10 9:20AM
Waltham Youth Hockey 1 Veterans Memorial Rink Waltham, MA Sept. 30 | Oct. 7, 14, 21, 12:50 PM
Waltham Youth Hockey 2 Veterans Memorial Rink Waltham, MA Oct. 20, 27 | Nov. 3, 10 2:00 PM
Warrior Ice Arena 1 Warrior Ice Arena Brighton, MA Oct 10, 17, 24, 31 4:00PM
Warrior Ice Arena 2 Warrior Ice Arena Brighton, MA Oct 11, 18, 25 | Nov. 1 4:00PM
Whitman Hanson Kingston Youth Hockey Hobomock Arena Pembroke, MA Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 6:10PM
Wilbraham Twin Meadows Youth Hockey Olympia Ice Rink Springfield, MA Oct. 17, 24 | Nov. 7, 14 5:40PM

Connecticut

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Eastern Connecticut Hockey Organization Bolton Ice Palace Bolton, CT Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 3:15PM
Enfield Hockey Association Enfield Twin Rinks Enfield, CT Sept. 19, 26 | Oct. 3, 10 5:50PM
Northeast Huskies Mark E. Frietas Ice Forum Storrs, CT Oct. 13 | Oct. 20, 27, Nov 3 10/13 - 8:25AM | 10/20, 27 & 11/3 - 7:15AM
South Windsor Youth Hockey South Windsor Arena South Windsor, CT Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 8:10AM

Maine

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Biddeford Youth Hockey Biddeford Ice Arena Biddeford, ME Oct. 20,27 Nov. 3,10 8:35AM
Brewer Youth Hockey Penobscot Ice Arena Brewer, ME Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 11:30AM
Casco Bay Hockey Family Ice Center Falmouth, ME Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 6:10PM
Central Maine Youth Hockey Association/Maranacook Area Youth Hockey Rist and Joy Bonnefond Ice Arena Kents Hill, ME  Oct. 7, 14 11:00AM
Central Maine Youth Hockey Association/Maranacook Area Youth Hockey Alfond Rink Waterville, ME  Oct. 21, 28 11:00AM
Maine Gladiators Norway Savings Bank Arena Auburn, ME Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 3 10/14, 21, 28 - 11:50AM | 11/3 - 10:30AM
Midcoast Recreation Center Midcoast Recreation Center Rockport, ME  Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 5:30pm
Southern Maine Youth Hockey Unv. Of Southern Maine Rink Gorham, ME Sept. 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 3:00PM

New Hampshire

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Conway Arena Conway Arena Nashua, NH Nov. 4, 11 ,18, 25 11:10AM
Keene ICE Keene ICE Keene, NH Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 5:00PM
Manchester Flames West Side Arena Manchester, NH Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 3:20PM
New Hampshire East Youth Hockey Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, NH Oct. 28 | Nov. 4, 11, 18 8:30AM

Rhode Island

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Central Rhode Island Knight's Youth Hockey West Warwick Ice Rink West Warwick, RI Sept. 28 | Oct. 5, 12, 19 6:00PM
Greater Providence Youth Hockey Association Meehan Auditorium/Lynch Arena Providence/Pawtucket, RI Sept. 30 Oct. 14, 21, 28 9:00AM
Northern Rhode Island Vikings Smithfield Ice Rink Smithfield, RI Oct. 14, 21, 28 | Nov. 4 3:20PM

Vermont

Bruins Academy Learn To Play Rink City Ice Dates Time
Brattleboro Youth Hockey Nelson Withington Skating Facility Brattleboro, VT Oct. 21, 28 | Nov. 4,11 4:15PM
Burlington Amateur Hockey Association Gordon H Paquette Ice Arena Burlington, VT Sep. 29 | Oct. 6, 13, 20 2:00PM
Essex Youth Hockey Essex Junction Skating Essex Junction, VT Sept. 22, 29 | Oct. 6, 13 9:00AM
Northfield Amateur Hockey Association Krietzberg Arena Northfield, VT Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25 9:45AM
Rutland Area Hockey Association Spartan Arena Rutland, VT Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 9:00AM
St. Albans Skating Association Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center St. Albans, VT Oct. 13, 20, 27 | Nov. 3 10:00AM
Woodstock, Hartford, Hanover (NH) Union Arena Woodstock, VT Oct. 20,27 | Nov. 3, 10 8:00AM

Questions? Please contact youthhockey@bostonbruins.com