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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. However, some previous on-ice experience such as a Learn to Skate class is highly recommended. Learn to Play is a one time experience.*

In order to guarantee on time delivery of equipment for the first day, all participants must be registered no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.*

*Once equipment orders are placed refunds are unavailable and registrations are unable to be moved to future sessions.

For any questions, please email Leanne Judy at [email protected] or Matt Janusz at [email protected]

2024-25 Learn to Play Sessions

Florida Panthers IceDen 1

3299 Sportsplex Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Week 1

  • Saturday July 13th, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen

Week 2

  • Saturday July 20th, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen

Week 3

  • Saturday July 27th, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen

Week 4

  • Saturday August 3rd, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen

Week 5

  • Saturday August 10th, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen

Week 6

  • Saturday August 17th, 2024
  • 8:15am-9:15am
  • Florida Panthers IceDen
The Rink on the Beach 1

4601 N Federal Hwy

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Week 1

  • Sunday August 4th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach

Week 2

  • Sunday August 11th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach

Week 3

  • Sunday August 18th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach

Week 4

  • Sunday August 25th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach

Skip a Week- Labor Day

Week 5

  • Sunday September 8th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach

Week 6

  • Sunday September 15th, 2024
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • The Rink on the Beach
Baptist Health IcePlex

800 NE 8th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Week 1

  • Saturday July 13th, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex

Week 2

  • Saturday July 20th, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex

Week 3

  • Saturday July 27th, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex

Week 4

  • Saturday August 3rd, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex

Week 5

  • Saturday August 10th, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex

Week 6

  • Saturday August 17th, 2024
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm
  • Baptist Health IcePlex
Palm Beach Ice Works

1590 N Florida Mango Rd

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Week 1

  • Sunday August 18th,2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works

Week 2

  • Sunday August 25th,2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works

SKIP A WEEK- Labor Day

Week 3

  • Sunday September 8th, 2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works

Week 4

  • Sunday September 15th, 2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works

Week 5

  • Sunday September 22nd, 2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works

Week 6

  • Sunday September 29th, 2024
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Palm Beach Ice Works
Palm Beach Skate Zone 2

8125 Lake Worth Rd

Lake Worth FL, 33467

Week 1

  • Sunday September 8th, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone

Week 2

  • Sunday September 15th, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone

Week 3

  • Sunday September 22nd, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone

Week 4

  • Sunday September 29th, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone

Week 5

  • Sunday October 6th, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone

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Week 6

  • Sunday October 20th, 2024
  • 10:10am-11:10am
  • Palm Beach Skate Zone