About Rookie Series

Together, Let's Grow the Future of Hockey!

Join us for the Junior Rangers Rookie Series, a program specially designed in cooperation with USA Hockey to introduce young beginners to the game of hockey. With help from Rangers Alumni and our staff, your child will experience the fun and excitement of hockey while learning the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport and have success both on and off the ice.


The Junior Rangers will provide families with access to full and partial scholarships for a variety of youth hockey programs based on financial need.

Learn To Play (Ages 10 & Under)

Learn the basics!

Getting started in hockey has never been easier or more convenient! This introductory program will teach your child the basic skills of skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting through (10) 1-hour lessons.

In addition, they will learn the importance of hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship. Best of all, your child's registration also includes a FREE brand new set of head to toe CCM hockey equipment custom fitted by our friends at Pure Hockey. Past participants are welcomed to join Learn to Play for another season or all three! However, they will not receive a set of equipment if they have participated in the program before.

Please see FAQs below for detailed equipment information.

Rookie League

Play the Game! Now that your child has the basics covered, let's take it up a notch! Each player will have the chance to put their skills to the test in a fun and competitive environment. Participants will learn the basic game and team concepts, plus, they will build important characteristics on and off the ice: teamwork, responsibility, and respect. Once a week, for 10 weeks, your child will have the opportunity to play games led by Rangers staff. It is a fun way to meet new teammates and play some hockey!

Your $395 league fee includes:

  • 1 game and 1 practice session a week per 10-week season
  • No long distance travel as all games are hosted at your local rink
  • Guest coaching appearances from NYR Alumni and access to special events
  • Junior Rangers team jersey (limited to your first registration)


The league has been designed to offer families an experience for recreational players. Each week consists of 1 hour of games and 1 practice session per week led by the Rangers Hockey Development Team.

Rookie League Spring Registration

Andrew Stergiopolous Ice Rink at Great Neck Park
Great Neck, NY
Brewster Ice Arena
Brewster, NY
Bridgewater Ice Arena
Bridgewater Township, NJ
Chelsea Piers CT
Stamford, CT
Clary Anderson Arena
Montclair, NJ
Danbury Ice Arena
Danbury, CT
Ebersole Ice Rink - 10U
White Plains, NY
Ebersole Ice Rink - 12U
White Plains, NY
EJ Murrays Memorial Skating Rink
Yonkers, NY
The Emile Francis Memorial Ice Arena at The City of Long Beach
Long Beach, NY
Ice Land Skating Center
Hamilton Township, NJ
Ice Times Sports Complex
Newburgh, NY
Lakeside at Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY
McCann Ice Arena
Poughkeepsie, NY
Montclair State University Ice Arena | Session #1
Little Falls, NJ
Montclair State University Ice Arean | Session #2
Little Falls, NJ
Old Bridge Ice Arena
Old Bridge, NJ
Palisades Center Ice Rink
West Nyack, NY
Skylands Ice World
Stockholm, NJ
World Ice Arena
Queens, NY
Monsey, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a first time participant for Learn to Play - when can I expect to receive information on how to place an order?

Please note that those who are first time registrants for Learn to Play will receive communication and ordering information 3-5 business days upon registration.

I ordered my Learn to Play equipment - when can I expect to receive it?

Upon ordering your equipment, you can expect you receive your equipment in 3-5 business days to the address provided.

I registered for the Learn to Play program less than 2 weeks prior to the start date - will my gear arrive in time?

The Rangers cannot guarantee equipment will arrive in time for those registering less than 2 weeks prior to the start date. While we prioritize all registrations to receive their equipment as soon as possible, we cannot guarantee it will arrive by your first session.

My gear won't arrive in time for my session. Do the Rangers supply loaner equipment?

The Rangers cannot guarantee there will be loaner equipment on site.

I am a returning Learn to Play participant, am I still eligible for equipment?

No, only first time participants are eligible for equipment.

I have further questions regarding the programs. What's the best way to contact Junior Rangers?

For all inquiries, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.

Can I register my children more than once for the program?

Yes - children can participate in all scheduled seasons pending on availability.

Do you provide scholarship opportunities?

Yes! Please click here for more information on qualifications and submissions for scholarships.

What is the current refund policy?

a. A refund will be provided per request if the New York Rangers or its partner facilities must cancel the sessions for any reason and can't make up the sessions. The refund will be based on the number of sessions completed.

b. A refund will be provided per request minus a $50 transaction fee due to participant injury or illness. The participants parent/guardian must provide a doctor's note in order to receive a refund.

c. The Rangers do not provide refund or make up sessions due to missed sessions that don't fall under the above circumstances.

d. Program credits are also an option if your situation falls under provisions 1 & 2.

What is the coach to student ratio?

Our Junior Rangers Youth Hockey Development Staff is focused on delivering the best experience for your child. By maintaining a 10:1 player to instructor ratio we ensure all players are challenged and growing regardless of age and ability.

Are there next step programs available when my child is ready to advance?

If your child is ready for the next level, please contact us at [email protected] and we will do our best to find a next step program in your area. In addition to NYR programming, we partner with over 60 youth hockey associations across the tri-state.

Does my child need to know how to skate before they sign up?

If your child does not know how to skate, we recommend our Junior Rangers Learn to Play program to learn the basics! This program encompasses a Learn to Skate, Learn to Play 1 and Learn to Play Skill level across all participating locations. A one stop shop to begin your hockey journey!

How much do these programs cost?

Learn to Play, the Girls Hockey League and Rookie League (limited travel) cost $295 for the 10-week program respectively.

Rookie League (In-House Only) costs $395 and includes 2 hours of ice per week for 10 weeks.

What do these costs cover?

These costs cover ice time and other associated fees including supplies and staffing.

What equipment is required for the program?

Included in the registration, all participants will receive (1) Junior Rangers jersey per registration. Participants will be required to bring their own gear including: a helmet with cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin guards, hockey skates, a hockey stick, socks and an equipment bag. We also recommend a mouth guard and athletic supporter for all participants. All equipment is required to be worn during each on-ice session. We also recommend each participant bring their own water bottle.

What time should I arrive at the arena?

You should arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to start time for your first activity to provide enough time for your child to check-in and get dressed prior to the on-ice session.

I want to register my child but it is sold out, is there a waiting list?

Yes. In the event that the session that you are attempting to register for is sold out, please complete registration and you will automatically be added to a waiting list. Your card will not be charged and you will be contacted should a spot become available.

Is there a Pro Shop on site?

The majority of our community rink partners have a pro-shop on location, however some do not. Please check the rinks website to find more information on your location. If you need assistance, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Can parents and guest stay and watch?

Parents and guest are welcomed to stay and observe at our camps unless facility the facility guidelines state otherwise. We also request that you refrain from trying to enter the dressing rooms or surrounding hallways unless otherwise specified.

What is our Tax ID?

Tax ID: 13-3793835