Creating a greater State of Hockey means getting youngsters involved in the sport, who might not have the opportunity to participate. Therefore, the Little Wild Learn to Play Hockey Program is back by popular demand.
Registration for the program opens at noon on Tuesday, May 26.
The Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Hockey, CCM and Total Hockey team up to help more than 700 boys and girls (ages 5-8) will discover the sport of hockey through four hours of introductory practices in their own, complete set of Total Hockey CCM “Little Wild” branded hockey equipment.
Along with the four hours of introductory practices, for the low registration fee of $100, youngsters will receive an equipment kit that includes: helmet, shoulder pads, gloves, elbow pads, breezers, shin guards, ice skates, hockey socks, hockey stick, Little Wild jersey and an equipment bag.
The Little Wild program will operate out of twelve arenas spread throughout the metro and Greater Minnesota area including: Bemidji (Bemidji Community Arena); Bloomington (Bloomington Ice Garden); Coon Rapids (Coon Rapids Ice Center); Duluth (Heritage Center); Eagan (Eagan Ice Arena); Lakeville (Ames Arena); Plymouth (Plymouth Ice Center); Prior Lake (Dakotah Arena); Rochester (Graham Arena); St. Cloud (Municipal Athletic Complex); Saint Paul (Highland Arena); and Woodbury (Bielenberg Sports Center). Only 60 participants will be accepted at each site and participants must register online, no exceptions.
Skating lessons are highly recommended prior to the start of the Little Wild Learn to Play Hockey program. Little Wild participants should be able to skate the width of the ice without falling before they come to the first Little Wild clinic. For more information on skating lessons, please contact your local community education or rinks for classes.
For more information and the link to register on Tuesday, May 26, visit wild.com/littlewild.