The NHL and the NHLPA have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning to provide a low-cost opportunity for kids to try hockey for the first time. During the 2020-21 hockey season, more than 800 boys and girls (age 5-10) will discover the sport of hockey for the first time through the Lightning Learn to Play Hockey Program. This program will be offered in multiple rinks throughout Florida.
The program will consist of eight (8) hour long on-ice training sessions over the course of eight (8) consecutive weeks. Children will receive their own complete set of CCM hockey equipment to keep as they progress into a next-step hockey program.
*Please review prior to registering your child
Head-to-toe equipment for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new Lightning customized equipment to call their own:
In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.
Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.
2020/21 Winter Learn to Play Session
|Host Rink||Rink Address||Session||Day||Dates/Time||Cost||Registration|
|Advent Health Center Ice||3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544||Winter||Sunday||TBD||$175||Coming Soon!|
|Clearwater Ice Arena||13940 Icot Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760||Winter||Saturday||Begins Jan. 23rd at 9:00 am||$175||Click here to register|
|Daytona Ice Arena||2400 S Ridgewood Ave #63d, South Daytona, FL 32119||Winter||Saturday||Begins Jan. 9th at 9:00 am||$175||Click here to register|
|Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex||5309 29th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222||Winter||Saturday||Begins Jan. 16th at 8:00 am||$175||Click here to register|
|Hertz Arena||11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL 33928||Winter||Thursday||N/A||$175||Coming Soon!|
|Lakeland Ice Arena||3395 W Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815||Winter||Saturday||Begins Dec. 12th at 12:00 pm||$175||Click here to register|
|Power Pole Arena, Home of Xtra Ice||6910 Asphalt Ave Tampa FL 33614||Winter||Sunday||Begins Jan. 10th at 12:00 pm||$175||Click here to register|
|GIRLS ONLY - Tampa Bay Skating Academy||255 Forest Lakes Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677||Winter||Sunday||Begins Jan. 10th at 9:15 am||$175||Click here to register|
|Tampa Bay Skating Academy||255 Forest Lakes Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677||Winter||Sunday||Begins Jan. 10th at 9:15 am||$175||Click here to register|
|TGH Ice Plex||10222 Elizabeth Pl, Tampa, FL 33619||Winter||Friday||TBD||$175||Coming Soon!|
Has your child already completed the Lightning Made Learn to Play program and are you looking for what to do next? Join our Lightning Made Rookie League! Lightning Made Rookie League (LMRL) is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league. LMRL is an 8-week program for ages 5-12 years old and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. For more information, CLICK HERE.