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Learn to Play Hockey

Assistance for Children Enrolled in Medicaid, SNAP or WIC


  • Must be for a child, 4-18 years of age, who is currently enrolled in SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or Foster Care system.
  • Must be registering for participation in a recreation-level sport hosted by a youth sports organization or school.
  • Must be registering for an upcoming sport season.
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What is Learn to Play?

The Learn to Play Hockey program is a USA Hockey Cross-Ice Instructional program. All of our teaching and lesson plan materials are based on USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM). This program is designed to be the natural progression toward youth recreational leagues. 


If you never skated before, that's ok, but we do recommend enrolling in the Learn to Skate Program (Courses: Basic 1, Hockey 1-2)! This way, your child will be able to focus on the fundamentals of being a good skater before having to expand on their skating skillset while also learning hockey applications. Click here to learn more. 

If you feel that your child's skating abilities are sufficient to start the Learn to Play program, email to schedule an evaluation for placement.

SPONSORED EVENT: Dallas Stars Learn to Play - The most cost effective way to starting your journey.

Spots are limited and to ensure you get your equipment on time, SIGN UP TODAY. Click on the Learn to Play image to the left to register.

For $250, you get 6 one hour ice lessons and new equipment from head to toe. This equipment is your child's to keep. The equipment package includes; a helmet with cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin guards, hockey skates, a hockey stick, jersey, socks and an equipment bag.

SUMMER 2024: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25


Spirit Ice Arena

 CLICK HERE for more information.

BVHC Learn to Play Sessions

six week sessions Typically occur around the same time each year during the Fall/winter season:


Follow us on social media to stay informed when new sessions open.

2023-2024 Season:

Session 1: August 22-October 5 CLOSED

Session 2:  October 10- November 16 CLOSED

Session 3: January 9- February 15 CLOSED

Session 4: February 20- April 4 CLOSED


Once a Week:  (1hour a week for 6 weeks)- Choose from either Tuesday or Thursday- $250- Includes Cost of Jersey.

Twice a Week: (2 hours a week for 6 weeks)- Tuesday and Thursday- $375 Total- Includes Cost of Jersey

  • Tuesday 5:45-6:45p and Thursday 5:45-6:45pm

1. Full Equipment is required (we have a limited amount we can rent the Equipment Tab below to learn more) 

2. USA Hockey Membership is required (good for 1 year)

*Cost does not include membership to USA Hockey ($46 annually). This membership must be completed prior to Learn to Play registration. Please click here to complete membership. For more information, please contact

Hockey Director

Director of Hockey Operations