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Little Wings

Winter 2018-2019

Registration Opening in November

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Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 5-8 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere.


Little Wings Program Details

  • This program for children ages 5-8 provides six one-hour sessions of on-ice instruction and a full set of Little Wings-branded hockey equipment for a low cost.
  • To be eligible to participate, children must be no younger than 5 years of age and no older than 8 and have not been on a registered USA Hockey team.
  • Participants are only allowed to attend on-ice sessions at the rink they register.
  • Each participant must attend the equipment fitting at Pure Hockey to ensure all equipment is properly sized.
  • Participants must be able to skate the width of the ice with no assistance before enrolling in Little Wings.
  • Open to Michigan residents only.
Participating Rinks
Novi Ice Arena Dearborn Ice Skating Center
Mount Clemens Ice Arena Westland Mike Modano Ice Arena
Troy Sports Center Farmington Hills Ice Arena
Suburban Ice East Lansing St. Clair Shores Civic Arena
Brownstown Sports Center East Side Hockey Foundation Ice Arena
Jack Adams Memorial Rink  

What's included

Additional Program Information

  • Past Little Wings participants are NOT eligible to register.
  • This program is designed for first-time players only.
  • If your child does not know how to skate, we highly recommend you sign up for a "Learn to Skate" class at a local rink. Most of the participating rinks have these programs.
  • Only 50 participants will be accepted at each location. Participants must register online. Phone and/or in-person registration at individual rinks will NOT be accepted.
  • If your preferred locations are sold out before you register, please complete the waiting list form. If an opening becomes available, you may be contacted.



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