Growing the game is a key priority of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. Florida Panthers Hockey Programs aim to provide affordable ways for anyone to learn hockey.
The Florida Panthers in conjunction with the NHL, NHLPA and USA Hockey will be hosting "Florida Panthers Learn To Play" for boys and girls ages 5-9. All registrants must be first time ice hockey participants and have never been registered with USA hockey. The program was developed in an effort to reduce cost barriers to ice hockey participation by providing free equipment. The Learn To Play program primary goal is to create the next generation of hockey players and fans who will remain engaged with the game throughout the rest of their lives.
The Panthers Adult Learn to Play is a program designed for any participants ages 18+ to teach the game of ice hockey to adults at the beginner level. Entry includes a full set of hockey equipment they will be able to keep at the completion of the program and 12 weeks of on-ice training.
The American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities through the sport of hockey. ASHA provides an environment of learning, mutual respect and a sense of community to 5,000 participants in over 100 programs across the United States of America.
The Panthers school floorball program provides equipment including nets, sticks, balls, instruction manuals and drill posters to schools along with a teacher-training day where Physical Education teachers learn how to integrate floorball into their PE classes. The program is currently in the tri-county area in over 300 schools.
In 2014, The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) partnered to launch the Future Goals program, a North-American initiative that provides students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education opportunities. The program brings cutting-edge, digital learning opportunities into classrooms at no cost, and prepares today's students to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.