Learn to Play

Learn to Play is a program that provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice. Created jointly by the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL). Learn to Play’s goal is to inspire youth and welcome more families into the hockey community.

Mite Jamboree

Every year, the Islanders host several youth hockey tournaments geared toward local in-house teams on Long Island. The Jamboree is a day-long event that features cross-ice games for mini mite and mite teams.

Hockey Week Across America℠

Hockey Week Across America℠ was created by USA Hockey in 2008 to engage the hockey community in celebrating the sport at all levels and exposing the game to new audiences.

Try Hockey For Free

The Islanders support USA Hockey's effort to grow the game of hockey in the United States. As part of this initiative, the Islanders have hosted Try Hockey For Free Days. This initiative was started by USA Hockey in an effort to develop and grow the sport within the United States from the ground up. Participants receive loaner equipment and instruction.