The NHL and the NHLPA have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning to provide a low-cost opportunity for kids to try hockey for the first time. During the 2022-23 hockey season, more than 800 boys and girls (age 5-10) will discover the sport of hockey for the first time through the Lightning Learn to Play Hockey Program. This program will be offered in multiple rinks throughout Florida.
The program will consist of eight (8) hour long on-ice training sessions over the course of eight (8) consecutive weeks. Children will receive their own complete set of CCM hockey equipment to keep as they progress into a next-step hockey program.
*Please review prior to registering your child
Head-to-toe equipment for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new Lightning customized equipment to call their own:
In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.
Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.
Participants must have completed a Learn to Skate program at a local rink before signing up for the Lightning Learn to Play Program. Please find each rink's Learn to Skate program below
|Host Rink||Rink Address||Registration|
|Clearwater Ice Arena||13940 Icot Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760||Click here to Learn to Skate at Clearwater!|
|Power Pole Arena||6910 Asphalt Ave, Tampa, FL 33614||Click here to Learn to Skate with the Lightning!|
|Power Pole Arena - Girls Only||6910 Asphalt Ave, Tampa, FL 33614||Click here to Learn to Skate with Girls Only!|
|Ice Factory of Central Florida||2221 Partin Settlement Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744||Click here to Learn to Skate at Kissimmee!|
|Lakeland Ice Arena||3395 W Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815||Click here to Learn to Skate at Lakeland!|
|RDV Ice Den||8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810||Click here to Learn to Skate at RDV!|
|Tampa Bay Skating Academy||255 Forest Lakes Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677||Click here to Learn to Skate at TBSA!|
|TGH ice Plex||10222 Elizabeth Pl, Tampa, FL 33619||Click here to Learn to Skate at TGH!|
2022-23 Learn to Play Sessions
|Host Rink||Rink Address||Session||Day||Dates/Time||Cost||Registration|
|Advent Health Center Ice||3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544||Spring '23||Sunday||Begins March 19th at 3:30 pm||$250||Sold Out!|
|Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex||5309 29th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222||Spring '23||Saturday||Begins March 25th at 8:00 am||$250||Sold Out!|
|Lakeland Ice Arena||3395 W Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815||Spring '23||Saturday||Begins March 25th at 8:00 am||$250||Sold Out!|
|Power Pole Arena||6910 Asphalt Ave Tampa FL 33614||Spring '23||Sunday||Begins March 26th at 11:00 am||$250||Sold Out!|
|GIRLS ONLY - Power Pole Arena||6910 Asphalt Ave Tampa FL 33614||Summer '23||Sunday||Begins June 11th at 2:00 pm||$250||Click here to Learn to Play with Girls Only|
|TGH Ice Plex||10222 Elizabeth Pl, Tampa, FL 33619||Spring '23||Friday||Begins March 24th at 7:00 pm||$250||Sold Out!|
|Power Pole Arena||6910 Asphalt Ave Tampa FL 33614||Summer '23||Sunday||Begins June 11th at 11:00 am||$250||Click here to Learn to Play at Power Pole Arena|
Has your child already completed the Tampa Bay Lightning Learn to Play program and are you looking for what to do next? Join our Tampa Bay Lightning Rookie League! The Tampa Bay Lightning Rookie League (TBLRL) is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league. TBLRL is an 8-week program for ages 5-12 years old and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. For more information, CLICK HERE.