City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation • 115 E. Washington St. • Bloomington, IL 61701 • 309-434-2260 •

Learn to Play Hockey at the Pepsi Ice Center

Winter 2017 Program Guide pages for Hockey Classes, Clinics and Leagues, Click Here!

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Learn How to Play Hockey

Learn to Play Hockey Youth & Adult
See current program guide for dates and times. (All classes are co-ed) Required equipment listed in “Helpful Learn to Play Information”

Hockey Tots 1 - Ages 3 - 6
No experience is necessary. Beginner skating skills will be taught.

Hockey Tots 2/3 – Ages 3 – 6
Pre-requisite: Hockey Tots 1. Basic skating and hockey skills will be taught.

Hockey 1 – Ages 7 -14
No experience necessary. Students will learn basic balance moves, forward skating, and stopping.

Hockey Fun!


Hockey 2/3 – Ages 7 – 14
Pre-requisite: Hockey 1. Students will be taught backward moves, swizzles, one foot glides, and basic hockey skills.

Teen/Adult Learn to Play – Ages 15 +
This class focuses on the skills needed to play hockey including skating, shooting, stick handling, position, and passing. Full ice hockey equipment required.


Hockey EquipmentHelpful Learn to Play Information
The Hockey Staff recommends that gear be purchased and fitted, and that players practice getting dressed before the first day of class. Full equipment is highly recommended for all classes. The minimum gear recommended for the Youth Learn to Play Hockey Classes is listed below. Skate rental is included in the cost of the program. Rental hockey equipment is available for $25 plus deposit per session.* Please contact Joe Olson at (309) 434-2878 or  for rental equipment arrangements.

*Rental equipment fits 3 - 7 year olds.


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