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 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.