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COVID-19 Program Updates and Precautions

As a result of COVID-19 the Florida Panthers have begun taking extra precautions to ensure the safest environment for our participants, families and coaches.

Off Ice Precautions:

  • Participants are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of all on-ice sessions.
  • Participants are required to arrive partially dressed to reduce time and traffic in small locker room areas.
  • All attendees above the age of 2 are required to wear masks while inside the facility (masks are not required on the ice for participants).

On-Ice Precautions:

  • New sessions have had their participation limits reduced by 30% which allows for increased social distancing during all on-ice sessions.
  • All coaches on the ice are required to wear masks.

About the Program and Participating Locations & Times

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.

Every participant will receive 6 weeks of on-ice training with Florida Panthers Alumni and USA Hockey Certified Coaches. Each participant will also be custom fitted for a full set of hockey equipment that they will use during the program and keep at the conclusion of the 6 weeks. 

The Florida Panthers Learn To Play curriculum is designed in conjunction with USA Hockey's "Gold Standard" which utilizes an age appropriate Long Term Athlete Development structure known as the American Development Model. This model ensures that the program structure is both fun AND effective.

*No minimum experience is required to participate in the program. For any questions, please email Leanne Judy at JudyL@floridapanthers.com or Matt Janusz at JanuszM@floridapanthers.com

2021 Learn To Play Sessions

3299 Sportsplex Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Event Date Time Location
Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting
Week 1 Friday, June 4th 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen
Week 2 Friday, June 11th 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen
Week 3 Friday, June 18th 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen
Week 4 Friday, July 2nd 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen
Week 5 Friday, July 9th 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen
Week 6 Friday, July 16th 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm Florida Panthers IceDen

10355 Hammocks Blvd

Miami, FL 33196

Event Date Time Location
Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting
Week 1 Saturday, May 15th 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena
Week 2 Saturday, May 22nd 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena
Week 3 Saturday, June 5th 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena
Week 4 Saturday, June 12th 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena
Week 5 Saturday, June 19th 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena
Week 6 Saturday, June 26th 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kendall Ice Arena

8125 Lake Worth Rd

Lake Worth FL, 33467

Event Date Time Location
Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting Virtual Fitting
Week 1 Sunday, May 16th 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone
Week 2 Sunday, May 23rd 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone
Week 3 Sunday, June 6th 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone
Week 4 Sunday, June 13th 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone
Week 5 Sunday, June 20th 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone
Week 6 Sunday, June 27th 2021 10:00am - 11:00am Palm Beach Skate Zone