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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.

Cost of entry is $175. 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.

Learn to Play program scheduling for the 2018/19 Season coming soon!

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

More Learn to Play Sessions for 2018/19 will be posted soon

3299 Sportsplex Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Event Date Time
Equipment Fitting TBA TBA
Week 1 Sunday January 6, 2019 10:15am-11:15am
Week 2 Sunday January 13, 2019 10:15am-11:15am
Week 3 Sunday January 20, 2019 10:15am-11:15am
Week 4 Sunday January 27, 2019 10:15am-11:15am
Week 5 Sunday February 3, 2019 10:15am-11:15am
Week 6 Sunday February 10, 2019 10:15am-11:15am

*Equipment Fitting will take place at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL. 

8125 Lake Worth Rd

Lake Worth FL, 33467

Event Date Time
Equipment Fitting TBA TBD
Week 1 Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:20am-12:20pm
Week 2 Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:20am-12:20pm
Week 3 Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:20am-12:20pm
Week 4 Sunday, December 2, 2018 11:20am-12:20pm
Week 5 Sunday, December 9, 2018 11:20am-12:20pm
Week 6 Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:20am-11:20pm

2250 Broadway

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Event Date Time
Equipment Fitting TBA TBA
Week 1 Saturday September 22nd, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm
Week 2 Saturday September 29th, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm
Week 3 Saturday October 6th, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm
Week 4 Saturday October 13th, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm
Week 5 Saturday October 20th, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm
Week 6 Saturday October 27th, 2018 3:00pm-4:00pm

10355 Hammocks Blvd

Miami, FL 33196

Event Date Time
Equipment Fitting TBA TBD
Week 1 Saturday, January 5th, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
Week 2 Saturday, January 12th, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
Week 3 Saturday, January 19th, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
Week 4 Saturday, January 26th, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
Week 5 Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
Week 6 Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm-2:00pm

*Equipment Fitting will take place at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.

4601 N Federal Hwy

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Event Date Time
Equipment Fitting TBA TBD
Week 1 Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
Week 2 Sunday, February 10th, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
Week 3 Sunday, February 17th, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
Week 4 Sunday, February 24th, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
Week 5 Sunday, March, 3rd 2019 11:00am-12:00pm
Week 6 Sunday, March 10th, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm

*Equipment Fitting will take place at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.