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Learn to Play Hockey

The Berger Foundation Iceplex offers a path from beginner to player through six Learn To Play Sessions per year. Each Session lasts 7-Weeks. Skaters registered in any of the Learn to Play programs will receive one free public skate admission on class day. 

LIL' Firebirds YOUTH Learn To Play

Spring 2024 Season: Saturday, March 9 – April 27, 3:45pm – 4:30pm | Every Saturday for 7 weeks


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In addition to learning beginner hockey fundamentals, each player will be sized for a complete set of custom NHL Learn to Play hockey equipment partnered with Seattle Kraken and receive a free one-year USA Hockey membership number.

This program is only available for first time players. Kids with prior hockey experience should register for Firebirds Youth Rec League or The Coachella Valley Jr Firebirds Travel Club.


  • 5-9; co-ed


  • No experience necessary


  • 7-Week session/ 45-min group classes / 1 session per week


  • Lil’ Firebirds Jersey included
  • 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. 
  • You will be sent a link upon registration for Pure Hockey gear sizing and orders to be sent directly to your house.

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The Firebirds Women’s Learn to Play Hockey program is designed for women with little to no hockey experience and offers first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink and experience the great sport of hockey. Participants will receive instruction on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. You will need full hockey equipment when you take the ice on the first night. If you need equipment please contact Kay Larson, [email protected]

Scrimmage Schedule:
Monday, 6:30pm
Sunday, 7:45am; 8:30am 


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This Adult/Teen Coed Learn to Play program is designed for adult men and women (16+) who have never played hockey or have minimal experience. Upon completion of this program, players have the opportunity to progress into the Adult Hockey League. Players should have completed a Learn to Skate series prior to registering. Full equipment is required.

All skaters must become members of USA Hockey

Skate Sharpening

Need a sharper edge on your blades? Stop by the Welcome Center to drop off your own hockey skates to be sharpened for just $15. We cannot guarantee immediate turnaround for sharpening.

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