Because hockey is the greatest sport in the world for making friends and learning how to be a good teammate. Because in this game everybody plays and keeps moving, taking turns on the ice practically every minute. Because hockey builds stronger bodies and team spirit that grows among the players and families alike.
Participating in hockey programs instills lessons and positive traits to last a lifetime. Hockey builds character. It encourages decision-making skills and quick thinking on your feet, the value of hard work, plus how to handle both wins and losses. Coaches teach a mindset of teamwork that relies on trust, responsibility, fair play and, most of all, joy.
Steps to Play Hockey
Learning skating fundamentals before starting hockey is key. Coaches will progress kids individually through the levels of Learn to Skate and Learn to Play based on skills demonstrated. Each participant will advance through the various levels at their own pace. All kids should begin in Learn to Skate and will be placed accordingly.
Learn to Play Programs
Financial support for youth hockey programming is available through the One Roof Foundation.
Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. We have opportunities for volunteer coaches, team managers, score keepers, clock managers and penalty box managers. A great way to help out and build friendships and community that will last a lifetime.
Learn more about the volunteer commitments, benefits and training by completing the questionnaire or visiting our Volunteers page.
USA Hockey Registration
Prior to participating in any hockey programs through Kraken Community Iceplex, all participants must acquire a USA Hockey Membership.*
*Exception: First-time players enrolling in Learn to Play 1 do not require a USA Hockey number, as they will receive one as part of the NHL program.
Gift Cards Available
Looking for the perfect gift for the skater or hockey player in your life? Give them a gift card to the Iceplex! Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and used for any activity the Iceplex offers.
- Login or create your DaySmart account and go to the gift card dashboard linked below.
- There is a minimum amount of $15, but you can also create custom amounts by editing the “Amount” field.
- A redemption code will be sent to both you and the recipient via email.
The purchaser must have an account with DaySmart to purchase and assign to the recipient. Gift cards are valid for Iceplex programming only and are NOT redeemable at the Kraken Team Store, 32 Bar & Grill or Starbucks.