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How to skate for playing hockey ? Join a learn to skate class!

Hockey skating classes are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please see skating & lessons tab. Snow Plow Sam 1/ Tot Hockey 1 classes are for ages 4-6. The Hockey 1/ Basic 1 classes are for ages 7-16.


Try Hockey For Free

Try Hockey For Free (THFF) sessions for ages 4-10 run in 4 week sessions on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 5:50pm.  The next session (2017 Session 8) begins on October 4th. You can sign up on this website.

THFF is not for non-skaters.  Participants must have a basic ability to skate on ice.

Hockey gear will be provided for those ages 8 and under who do not have their own.  We will attempt to fit out participants ages 9 and 10 but cannot guarantee that we have sufficient equipment at the sizes for these ages.

At the first session each registrant will be fitted out individually; please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the scheduled session time so that the fitting out can be completed in an orderly fashion and everyone can get on the ice at the beginning of the hour.



Learn To Play Hockey ages 4-10 (LTPH1)

LTPH1 is for kids who are serious about learning to play the game of ice hockey.   Sessions include stick handling, skating, shooting skills and mini-scrimmages. A USA Hockey certified and/or a professional hockey instructor will conduct the course. It is recommended that registrants have  basic experience in skating in hockey skates prior to enrolling.  The coach/instructor will evaluate registrants at the first session and recommend additional instruction if necessary.  At a minimum, LTS Basic 1-2 / Hockey 2 or Tot Hockey 3 level course completion is necessary for success.  LTS (Learn To Skate) lessons run every 7 weeks at Haymarket Iceplex.

LTPH1 is for ages 4-10.  Sessions are 6 weeks in duration and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week at 5:00-5:50pm. Registration is now open for Oct 17 Session 7 of 2017.

Full hockey gear is required.

You may register on this website  To the extent available the Iceplex will make available equipment on a loan basis .  The program fee is $175.

Questions may be referred to Coach Leo Mullin.  You can email Coach Mullin at




NEW!!! Learn to Play Hockey 2

Designed to focus on skill enhancement for graduates of the LTPH1 program, LTPH2 will hold its inaugural session on July18th, 2017.  This program will concentrate on the primary skills of ice hockey -- skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting with an occasional "scrimmage" to showcase skills improvement.  Age limits for this program are from age 6 through 11.  With ice times twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00-5:50pm for a six week span, LTPH2 will have its graduates ready to begin the Piedmont Predator fall house hockey program in early September.  While LTPH2 will share the ice sheet with LTPH1, LTPH2 is a separate program with it's own instructor and dedicated ice space. 

House and Travel Level Youth Hockey Programs

The Piedmont Hockey Club offers both House and Tier II Travel Youth Hockey programs.  Full information is located on the Piedmont Hockey Club website at

Stick n Shoot Sessions

The Haymarket Iceplex holds Stick n Shoot sessions as ice availability allows. In addition to open Stick n Shoot sessions, Stick n Shoot times specific for ages 12 and Under are periodically scheduled; we ask that you respect the age limit for these events for the sake of player safety .

Stick n Shoot times are listed on our rink calendar.