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Hockey U (Learn to Play Hockey)

Completely new to hockey?  This section is for you.  ...and Welcome!

New players interested in playing hockey must first participate in a Learn to Play program (and/or be evaluated by a PYHA coach) before moving into the house hockey program.

Learn to Play is for ALL youth players: 5 years old earliest up to 18 years old - boys and girls.  However our targeted age groups are typically about age 6 to about age 12.  We will group similar ages and skills together in class depending on curriculum and number of coaches on a given day.  Class caps at 30 players, though we typically have about 15-20 in a class depending on time of year.

The Prowl offers Learn to Play (also called, Hockey U on registration pages) all year round!  Sign up ANYTIME and any cost associated with classes that occurred prior to registration will be refunded.  Prices are typically $10 per class sold in 8-week blocks - a great deal!

Players MUST register with USA Hockey to participate in Learn to Play as well.  Our registration process will ensure and help with this step too.(  That has additional cost, but provides insurance, a magazine, and access to the USA Hockey web portal.

Presently (2018, Fall): LTP/HU is Tuesday nights, 6:10 - 7:10pm

Minimum skating skills are required.  You MUST be able to skate free of assistance, stand up without help if you fall, turn and stop without depending on the boards.  If you're not quite there yet - see the IcePlex for Learn to Skate classes; you can participate in both simultaneously.  IcePlex has great skating instructors.  Usually one session, sometimes two for the little ones, is all that is needed.  Achieving ISI Beta level is perfect.  Once ready, players tend to progress faster in LTP than LTS due to the longer ice time (60 vice 30 minutes) per lesson, focus on hockey skills, and loss of falling fear due to the pads.  It is also a lot more fun and rewarding if playing hockey is your player's goal!  

If you see "Power Skating" advertised here, that is advanced hockey skating skills (no sticks/pucks) for our House players, and is NOT a Learn to Skate program.

Loaner equipment free of charge is typically available, but parents must be proactive (email us!) in making that request - do not ask the coach on the day of the first practice please.

If you have any questions, email

Welcome to Learn to Play!

The document below is typically provided to new LTP/HU families, but available here if it helps answer your questions!

Times and prices included in this document are subject to change.

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Interested in Playing House Hockey?

Players new to the Peninsula Prowl must be evaluated by PYHA staff before joining a House Team.  Previous hockey experience or completion of a/our Learn to Play Hockey Program is required.

Please contact the Peninsula Prowl at to schedule an evaluation or inquire for further information.

Click on the "House" hockey tab along the top of the homepage for more information regarding our house hockey program.

House Levels (2018-19 Season Years)

Mite - 8U - (2010-2012)

Squirt - 10U (2008-2009)

PeeWee - 12U (2006-2007)

Bantam - 14U (2004-2005)

Midget - 18U (HS)  (2000-2003)


The prowl does not offer "MiniMite (6U), but does allow 6-year-olds to play on the Mite team with coach's assessment and approval.  Presently, we do not offer Midget A/B (no 16U) due to enrollment numbers - subject to change in any given season.