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Learn To Play or Learn To Skate programs are recognized by USA Hockey as systems for youth player development and are typically offered as precursors to team play.
The programs are designed to help players (usually 8 years and younger) learn the fundamentals of hockey prior to being exposed to competitive games.
Players are introduced to the fun aspects of hockey in general - the idea is to teach the love of the sport above all else.
Check with your local association about their developmental sessions.
We created our shopping guide as a way to make your hockey life easier. Inside you will find fitting guides, product guides and narrowing results so you only see the most relevant equipment.
We realize how tricky it can be navigating a new hockey landscape. This guide will help.
If you want to learn more about the equipment, figure out sizing, or just want to shop, click the start button below.
We believe the best way for sustained health of the sport is through organic growth at the youth level. Our hunch is that by starting early, the love of the game will grow that much stronger.
We believe growing deeper roots in the hockey community will ensure long-term viability.
We are in our fifth year of giving hockey equipment to deserving associations through partnership programs, grants and awards.
In areas, where we have store locations, we provide vouchers that are redeemed in store for new, quality starter gear including helmet with cage, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, pants, shin guards and player bag. In total, we have given away over $500,000 in new Learn To Play equipment over the last three years.
By assuring new players and families receive superior customer service through personalized gear fittings, Pure Hockey's experienced staff covers the spectrum from the emotional to the practical considerations of hockey - confidence, peace of mind and knowledge.
Discussions focus on understanding the process of well-fitting gear, safety needs, performance and comfort, assuring the on ice experience.