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Little Ducks Hockey Initiation

The Anaheim Ducks are offering families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding through the new Little Ducks Hockey Initiation program.

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. 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.

Important Notes:

  • The Anaheim Ducks highly recommend that participants have some prior skating experience before joining the Little Ducks Hockey Initiation program.
    • No experience? No problem! Check out the Anaheim Ducks Learn to Play Hockey program powered by Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry or the San Diego Gulls Learn to Play hockey program to help get you started! https://nhl.bamcontent.com/images/photos/288226524/676x275/cut.jpg
    • For perspective participants who want to practice their skating, The Rinks offers Learn to Skate lessons at each of our facilities. For more information please visit: The Rinks-Anaheim Ice, The Rinks-Lakewood Ice, The Rinks- Westminster Ice or The Rinks- Yorba Linda Ice.
  • This program is designed for first time players only. Children with any previous hockey league or program experience are not permitted to take part in this program.
    • For children with hockey experience looking to get more involved in the sport, visit The Rinks.


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.

*Birth years 2009-2013 only.

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