Learn to Play Hockey

LBYH's Learn to Play Hockey introduces kids to the sport of hockey. Lead instructor Kelley Harding will cover the hockey ABC’s for the beginner – skating, agility, balance, edges, and all kinds of fun with pucks. More experienced skaters will work on more advanced skating techniques, puck handling, passing, and shooting.

  • Players 4-12 years old from all towns are welcome (no skating experience is required)
  • Players should have at least a hockey helmet, skates, gloves, knee pads, and a stick (you can find gear and helpful staff at Tricon Sports in Lexington, Bauer Hockey Experience in Burlington, Zwickers in Bedford, or Play it Again Sports in Stoneham; contact clinics@lbyh.net if you need any help)
  • The program is strongly recommended for future Hank Manz in-house players and is also open to current in-house participants seeking additional hockey development

Skill Level

Clinic sessions will be split into two groups:

LEVEL 1 is geared toward beginner skaters usually ages 4 and older. We will focus on basic skills such as getting up and down on your own, snowplow, stopping, picking our knees up for stomping and skating backwards full ice length, incorporating dynamic hockey skills throughout the session.

LEVEL 2 will consist of wider range of hockey skills and drills that athletes can implement into their own hockey games such as different skating patterns, crossovers, mohawks, and the proper use of inside and outside edges with C-cuts.

*LBYH reserves the right to switch players between Level 1 and Level 2 to better serve the athlete based on their current skills.


Hayden Ice Rink in Lexington

10 Lincoln St

Lexington, MA 02421


We will be offering four 6 week sessions with Saturday ice times.

Session 1 Sept 10-Oct 15

Session 2 Oct 22-Nov 26

Session 3 Dec 3-Jan 28 (Excluding Dec 24 and Dec 31)

Session 4 Feb 4-March 11

Level 1 time slot: 12pm - 12:45pm

Level 2 time slot: 12:45pm - 1:30pm

All players are required to have a valid USA Hockey registration. You can obtain a valid USA Hockey registration at https://membership.usahockey.com/


If you have any questions, please contact clinics@lbyh.net

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