Learn to Play Hockey

CHA Learn-to-Play Hockey Program

Attention: All skaters/players must be registered with USA Hockey, the cost is $56.50 per player ($10.50 of which is for Massachusetts Hockey affiliate fee) and this is non-refundable. Please click here to register with USA Hockey.

USA Hockey registration is required for insurance purposes and is active for the entire 2023-2024 season. You only need to register once per season, even if you participate in multiple sessions of CHA instructional programs.

Ages for 2023 - 2024 Season: Birth dates of 2013 - 2019

*If your player falls out of the target age range, but you would like to register, please contact our Development Program Director (email address below).


All sessions are at 9:30-10:30am on Saturday mornings at the Chelmsford Forum

  • Session 1: 09/16/23 through 11/04/23 (8 weeks)
  • Session 2: 11/11/23 through 12/30/23 (8 weeks)
  • Session 3: 01/06/2024 through 02/24/2024 (8 weeks)

• Weekly Saturday classes in three, 8-week sessions

• Participants can join at any time; completing a prior session is not


• Players receive jerseys

• Target ages: 5-10 year-olds

Ice Time (on average): Saturday mornings - 9:30am to 10:30am (half-sheet).

Location: Chelmsford Forum (2 Brick Kiln Road, North Billerica, MA 01862)

Program Tuition: $160 (cost is per 8 week session)

Required Equipment: HECC approved helmet with face mask, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, knee pads, hockey skates, hockey gloves, and hockey stick.

*CHA has a limited amount of hockey equipment (helmets, pants, shin pads, elbow pads, and gloves) available to registered players. If you are interested in borrowing the equipment for the season, please contact our Development Program Director (email address below).

Contact: Brad Marmo, Development Program Director ~ developmentdirector@chelmsfordhockey.com 

2023-2024 Session 3

The Learn-to-Play Hockey Program is our entry program into hockey. It is ideally suited for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 that have graduated from the Learn-to-Skate program, or have some skating experience and want to begin to learn to play hockey. The program focuses on the fundamental skating and stick-handling skills used in games in addition to improving each player’s balance, agility and control. Practices will include stations that teach a variety of skills including: stopping, turning and skating backwards, as well as, stick handling, passing and shooting. A fun and encouraging environment will be maintained with an emphasis on teaching through drills and small area games. Hockey jerseys will be provided for all players.

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