Learn to Play Hockey Vancouver

Beginner Vancouver Ice Hockey Class

We are currently offering 8 coached sessions + four games beginning Sunday October 15, 2023.

All classes are for adults exceptions may be made for minor players, please email us for details. Classes will be 1.25 hour in length.

FALL 2023 Learn To Play (BOTH SESSIONS)
1 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, October 15, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
1 TEAM DARK Sunday, October 15, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
2 TEAM DARK Sunday, October 22, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
2 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, October 22, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
3 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, October 29, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
3 TEAM DARK Sunday, October 29, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
4 TEAM DARK Sunday, November 5, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
4 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, November 5, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
5 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, November 19, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
5 TEAM DARK Sunday, November 19, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
6 TEAM DARK Sunday, November 26, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
6 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, November 26, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
7 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, December 3, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
7 TEAM DARK Sunday, December 3, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
8 TEAM DARK Sunday, December 10, 2023 8:45:00 PM WESTEND RINK
8 TEAM LIGHT Sunday, December 10, 2023 10:15:00 PM WESTEND RINK
9 GAME 1 Friday, Dec 15, 2023 11:15:00 PM Hillcrest Rink
10 GAME 2 Friday, Dec 22, 2023 11:15:00 PM Hillcrest Rink
11 GAME 3 Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024 9:30:00 PM Hillcrest Rink
12 GAME 4 Sunday, Jan 7, 2024 9:45:00 PM Hillcrest Rink

Start playing hockey today with little to no experience. This program is designed as a learn-to-play hockey program for beginners or new players. A minimal level of skating is required. We expect that you can glide independently on each foot. If you are not comfortable you must be willing to supplement your hockey training with public skating practice or ice skating lessons. Turning and stopping are not required but are highly desired.

Do you currently play floor hockey or roller hockey? This is a great class to transition to ice hockey.

Maybe you never played growing up? There are an overwhelming number of skills to understand before you truly enjoy playing hockey. We promise when you get there it’s a happy positive place. There is A LOT of falling in the beginning. That’s what the gear is for.

Every individual or group of students will learn differently so we keep a high-level plan but tweak it every session to provide the best training for new players.

Unlike children players new to the adult learning game can be of varying skill levels and athleticism so we do our best to make it useful for everyone.

Join with a co-worker, partner, family member or anyone like you who is new to hockey.

Hockey Class

This course is for beginners, it is not a reason for experienced players to get some extra practice time. Players get the most out of a class when everyone has similar skills. When there is a clear separation of skills the coach may split the group up or tweak the drills so no one is left behind.

Skills covered are:

  • skating forwards and backwards (sculling/c-cuts, stride)
  • turn and stop
  • edge control
  • stopping
  • crossovers
  • shooting (wrist,snap slap)
  • passing
  • stickhandling and shooting
  • puck control
  • tight or quick turns
  • transitions from front skating to back and vice versa
  • positional play (opposing team drills, Neutral zone, blue lines, goal lines, hockey rink setup)

We currently run drop in games, TWO tournaments a year, and a league ARCHL which runs all year.

What you get in our program learn to play in Vancouver?

  • 8 Sessions + 4 games with refs
  • Custom Hockeytourney reversible jersey + socks
  • Starts Sunday October 15 ,2023
  • Start times for the classes are Sundays 8:45 PM or 10:15 PM
  • Games with 2 referees
  • Each session will include at least one coach (except for games). Full gear is mandatory
  • Players will learn different skating, stick-handling and shooting skills. Taught using drills based on a progressive plan
  • Fully inclusive for Adults, Minors may participate with parental approval.

Hockey Gear

First thing you need is gear. You can check out your nearest vancouver hockey shop like Canadian tire, buy online or buy used. If you are smaller stature novice or intermediate gear is much cheaper. Contact us if you need a guide we are happy to help!

  1. Skates
  2. Shin Guards
  3. Hockey Socks (Included in program fees )
  4. Hockey Pants
  5. Jock or Jill
  6. Shoulder Pads
  7. Elbow Pads
  8. Gloves
  9. Black and White Jersey (Included in program fees )
  10. Helmet
  11. Stick