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The Hurricanes First Goal program is a joint initiative funded by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association in conjunction with the league-wide Learn To Play program. The initiative provides first-time participants* (boys and girls) aged 4-8 with hockey equipment as well as the opportunity to enjoy instructional hockey sessions.

Cost: $97
Includes equipment, seven on-ice sessions and two tickets to a 2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes home game (select game dates available at sole discretion of Hurricanes).

Participants are introduced to the game of hockey by Hurricanes alumni and receive brand-new, Hurricanes-branded equipment, including: 

  • helmet
  • shoulder, elbow and shin pads
  • gloves
  • pants
  • socks
  • skates
  • jersey
  • equipment bag
  • stick

For more information, contact Shane Willis, Youth and Amateur Hockey Coordinator, at shanew@carolinahurricanes.com.

Hurricanes First Goal

Cary Polar Ice House
1410 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC, 27606

*SOLD OUT*

July 15: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
July 22: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
July 29: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
August 5: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
August 12: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
August 19: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.
August 26: 3:15 p.m. & 4:15 p.m.

Garner Polar Ice House
103 New Rand Rd.
Garner, NC, 27529

*SOLD OUT*

July 14: 6:15 p.m.
July 21: 6:15 p.m.
July 28: 6:15 p.m.
August 4: 6:15 p.m.
August 11: 6:15 p.m.
August 18: 6:15 p.m.
August 25: 6:15 p.m

Orange County Sportsplex
101 Meadowlands Dr.
Hillsborough, NC, 27278

*SOLD OUT*

July 16: 4:00 p.m.
July 23: 4:00 p.m.
July 30: 4:00 p.m.
August 6: 4:00 p.m.
August 13: 4:00 p.m.
August 20: 4:00 p.m.
August 27: 4:00 p.m.

Raleigh Center Ice
912 Hodges St. 
Raleigh, NC, 27608

*9:40 A.M. SOLD OUT*

July 15: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
July 22: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
July 29: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
August 5: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
August 12: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
August 19: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.
August 26: 8:40 a.m. & 9:40 a.m.

Wake Forest Polar Ice House
1839 S. Main St. #200
Wake Forest, NC, 27587

*SOLD OUT*

July 16: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
July 23: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
July 30: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
August 6: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
August 13: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
August 20: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
August 27: 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Raleigh IcePlex
2601 Raleigh Blvd.
Raleigh, NC, 27604

*SOLD OUT*

July 16: 5:45 p.m.
July 23: 5:45 p.m.
July 30: 5:45 p.m.
August 6: 5:45 p.m.
August 13: 5:45 p.m.
August 20: 5:45 p.m.
August 27: 5:45 p.m.

*SOLD OUT*

July 19: 6:15 p.m.
July 26: 6:15 p.m.
August 2: 6:15 p.m.
August 9: 6:15 p.m.
August 16: 6:15 p.m.
August 23: 6:15 p.m.
August 30: 6:15 p.m.

Greensboro Ice House
6119 Landmark Center Blvd. 
Greensboro, NC, 27407

July 15: 12:00 p.m.
July 22: 12:00 p.m.
July 29: 12:00 p.m.
August 5: 12:00 p.m.
August 12: 12:00 p.m.
August 19: 12:00 p.m.
August 26: 12:00 p.m.

Cleland Ice Rink (Fort Bragg)
1606 Reilly St.
Fort Bragg, NC, 28307

July 15: 9:30 a.m.
July 22: 9:30 a.m.
July 29: 9:30 a.m.
August 5: 9:30 a.m.
August 12: 9:30 a.m.
August 19: 9:30 a.m.
August 26: 9:30 a.m.

Bojangles Coliseum
2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28205

September 12: 6 p.m.
September 19: 6 p.m.
September 26: 6 p.m.
October 2: 6 p.m.
October 9: 6 p.m.
October 16: 6 p.m.
October 24: 6 p.m.

The Learn To Play: First Goal program was created to accomplish several things:

  • Increase the number of kids playing hockey
  • Create the "Gold Standard" hockey program
  • Create a fun and EFFECTIVE program
  • Deliver the game in an age-appropriate manner, consistent with ADM/LTAD models
  • Utilize former NHL players to teach the game and educate parents and coaches
  • Provide more than just the opportunity to become a better hockey player
  • Deliver a positive experience to ensure participants remain engaged in the game throughout their lives
  • Reduce cost barriers for first-time participants by providing free equipment

*Please Note: The Learn to Play initiative is geared towards kids who have not already played in a house league or higher, or previously been registered to a USA Hockey or Hockey Canada sanctioned minor hockey program. This is an introduction to the great game of hockey for first-time players and a transition program to those leagues.