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Little Wild Learn to Play Program

The Little Wild Learn to Play program will continue in the fall of 2022. Registration for Little Wild will open in May 2022. Please check back in April 2022 for more information regarding locations, dates, and times for the 2022 Little Wild Learn to Play program.

 

Little Wild Learn to Play Program

The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Hy-Vee, Minnesota Hockey, CCM, Pure Hockey, NHL, and NHLPA, are pleased to announce the return of the Little Wild Learn to Play program for its ninth season. The 2022 Little Wild Learn to Play program will be available for 60 kids at 21 locations across the State of Hockey.

The Little Wild program is intended for first-time boys and girls hockey players ages 5-8. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 5-8 as of September 1, 2022. The program is intended for children who have not participated in organized youth hockey programs before. Children who have previously participated in Little Wild are not eligible to participate in the 2022 Little Wild program. Those in violation of this rule will not be allowed to participate and their registration fee will not be refunded.

All participants will receive four one-hour on-ice sessions led by the Minnesota Hockey ADM team and a full set of CCM hockey equipment. Kids who do not have skating experience are strongly encouraged to take skating lessons prior to their first Little Wild on-ice session.

All participants will be invited to attend a pre-season Wild game at Xcel Energy Center for the 2022-2023 season. Little Wild participants will each receive a FREE ticket to the game and have the option to purchase additional tickets through a special ticket offer.

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2022 Little Wild Learn to Play Locations

LOCATION

RINK

DAY

DATES

TIME

REGISTRATION

Anoka

Anoka Arena Ice Arena

Sat

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 10:30-11:30 am

Accepting Waitlist

Armstrong-Cooper (New Hope)

New Hope Arena

Thu

9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 6:15-7:15 pm

Open

Bloomington

Bloomington Ice Garden

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 7:00-8:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Brainerd

Essentia Health Sports Center

Sun

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 4:00-5:00 pm

Open

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

6:15-7:15 pm

Open

Buffalo

Buffalo Civic Center

Wed

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 6:00-7:00 pm

Open

Delano

Delano Area Sports Arena

Mon

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 6:00-7:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Dodge County

Four Seasons Arena

Thu

9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 5:45-6:45 pm

Open

Duluth

Heritage Sports Center

Sun

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 5:15-6:15 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Community Center

Wed

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 5:45-6:45 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Forest Lake Forest Lake Sports Center

Fri

9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 5:00-6:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Hastings

Hastings Civic Arena

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 6:15-7:15 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Minneapolis

Parade Ice Garden

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 6:00-7:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Owatonna

Steele County Four Seasons Centre

Mon

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 6:00-7:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Plymouth

Plymouth Ice Center

Wed

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 6:00-7:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Sartell

SCHEELS Athletic Complex

Mon

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 6:15-7:15 pm

Open

St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park Rec Center

Mon

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 5:00-6:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

St. Paul

TRIA Rink

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 5:30-6:30 pm

Accepting Waitlist

St. Paul - All Girls*

TRIA Rink

Tue

9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 6:45-7:45 pm

Open

Stillwater

St. Croix Recreation Center

Sat

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 4:00-5:00 pm

Accepting Waitlist

Woodbury

HealthEast Sports Center

Wed

9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

5:30-6:30 PM

Accepting Waitlist

*This location at the specific dates and times is for girls only.

ALL DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

  • Cancellations: We understand that situations occur that may prevent you from participating in the Little Wild Learn to Play program. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us at littlewild@wild.com and a refund will be processed. Cancellations must be requested before equipment fitting takes place.

 


    Equipment Fittings

    All equipment fittings for the 2022 Little Wild Program will be held in person at a Pure Hockey location. Once registered, participants will receive more information about equipment fitting and ordering information.


     

    2022 Little Wild FAQs

    To be eligible for Little Wild 2022, children must be born between September 1, 2013 and September 1, 2017. 

    *Please note, 5 year olds must have had their 5th birthday by September 1, 2022 to be eligible to participate. If your child is 9 years or older, he/she is ineligible for the Little Wild program. 

    The program is intended for children who have not participated in organized youth hockey programs before. Children who have previously participated in Little Wild are not eligible to participate in the 2022 Little Wild program. The Minnesota Wild and Little Wild Learn to Play reserve the right to cross-reference all participants and remove children who are ineligible without refund. 

    *If your child participated in a Learn to Skate program, he/she is eligible for Little Wild.

    Registration opens at 10:00 am (CST) on Monday, May 16.

    Yes. We highly recommend skating lessons before the start of the Little Wild Program. Little Wild participants should be able to skate the width of the ice without assistance before their first Little Wild clinic. For further information on skating lessons, please check out your local community education or rinks for classes.

    The total cost of the Little Wild Learn to Play Program is $175.00 (+$5.50 registration fee). This fee covers a full set of custom-fit CCM equipment from Pure Hockey, a Little Wild jersey, a complimentary ticket to a Wild pre-season game, and four, one-hour skating sessions at your appointed location. Participants keep all equipment at the completion of the program.

    When you register for the Little Wild Learn to Play Program, you will receive a confirmation email with information on equipment fitting dates and times at a Pure Hockey store location. 

    Yes. As long as you cancel before you order equipment, you will receive a full refund.

    Please contact us regarding your refund at 651-312-3443 or email littlewild@wild.com.

    All coaches are USA Hockey certified ADM (American Development Model) coaches. Many are current Minnesota High School hockey coaches.

    Welcome to the Little Wild team! You will receive an email from our program directing you to the next steps, including when and how to get fitted online for your full CCM equipment.

    Each site has a maximum of 60 participants. Should a cancellation arise, we will update the website to reflect an opening in the session. Payment will be due upon acceptance.

    We hope your child thoroughly enjoyed their experience with Little Wild and ask all graduates of the program to register with USA Hockey (free for kids 4-6, ages 7+ will pay a $50 annual membership fee) and their local association for organized hockey. If your child is not ready for a full season, we suggest further skating lessons to continue developing your skater's ability and confidence on the ice.

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