The Little Ducks Hockey Initiation program is a paid, six-week program that will provide new players with on-ice sessions with professional coaching staff and guest coaching appearances from Anaheim Ducks alumni! Upon registering, participants will be issued a gear voucher for a free set of brand new Bauer hockey equipment, including skates. Participants will get fitted for gear at our retailer, MonkeySports Irvine. The Little Ducks Hockey Initiation program is available for boys and girls between the ages of four and twelve.
The Little Ducks Hockey Initiation program was developed as part of the National Hockey League's Learn to Play initiative, the joint effort by the NHL and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) to make hockey more accessible to families that wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to try the sport.
Learning to play hockey is about more than just learning skating, passing and stick-handling. Hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills need to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. The Little Ducks Hockey Initiation provides a safe and fun environment for kids to develop their love for hockey.
Still not sure if this program is right for you? Visit our youth developmental hockey progressions chart.
Please read through our FAQ for important program information before registering.
To register for the Little Ducks Hockey Initiation Program and see all available sessions please click on the appropriate box below. Session dates and times are the same for both groups.