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NHL Learn to Play 1: Hockey Basics

Seattle Kraken are proud to partner with the NHL to offer Learn to Play to first time hockey players. In addition to learning beginner hockey fundamentals, each player will be sized for a complete set of custom Kraken Learn to Play hockey equipment and receive a free one-year USA Hockey registration number.

Players should have completed a Learn to Skate program prior to registering.

This program is only available for first time players. Kids with prior hockey experience should register for Learn to Play 2 or Jr Squid.

Note: Since this program is sponsored by the NHL, registration for this program is via the LeagueApps registration platform. 

Learn to Skate


5-9 years (2012-2016 birth years); co-ed


Learn to Skate

Kids will have more fun and be better positioned to pick-up hockey skills, if they have completed a Learn to Skate program. If your child has not taken skating lessons, please register for Learn to Skate first.  

Recommended skating ability is to be able to fall and stand up without assistance and skate the width of the rink (85 feet) without falling down or assistance.

Kids not able to perform skating fundamentals at the first lesson, may be assigned to an alternative Learn to Skate lesson to better position them for success in LTP in a later session.


Players will continue to Kraken LTP 2.


8-week series. 45-min group classes 1x per week. 


Players receive an 11-piece kit of custom fitted gear from Pure Hockey: jersey, helmet, stick, skates, gloves, hockey socks, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards & hockey bag. 

Gear fittings will occur 2-3 weeks prior to the first class, coordinated by Pure Hockey. 

Provided Gear from PureHockey


Price includes 11-piece equipment kit (valued at $250) + 1st year of USA Hockey membership (valued at $61).

Summer Sessions

Session 6: $259 - Registration will be sent to approved LTS participants.

Wednesday @ 5:15 pm



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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.

  1. Login or create your DaySmart account and go to the gift card dashboard linked below.
  2. There is a minimum amount of $15, but you can also create custom amounts by editing the “Amount” field.
  3. 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. 

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Volunteer Coaches

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.

Coaches Questionnaire