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Future Caps Learn to Play Program

The 2019 NHL/NHLPA/Washington Capitals  "Future Caps Learn to Play"  program is  designed for children ages 5-9 with basic skating experience but no previous  participation in a structured hockey program.  The FCLTP program features once-per-week professional hockey skills instruction for eight weeks and includes a complete set of hockey gear at no cost (there is a fee for the on-ice instruction) for each participant.

The Haymarket Iceplex will be a participant in the 2019 FCLTP program with  sessions beginning on  October 6th (Fall Session) and January 5th (Winter Session)    with on-ice instruction  on Sundays at 5:00-5:50pm.  Program  registration details are available now at

and registration will go live at 10:00am Monday, August 19th. 

 Your intent to participate can be registered online now.

Questions about FCLTP at the Iceplex can be directed to Coach Leo Mullin. He can be reached by email at


The Haymarket Iceplex offers several Hockey Programs for all ages and all levels.

Learn To Skate classes for future hockey players

Try Hockey for Free ages 4-14

Learn To Play Hockey 1 ages 4-10

Learn To Play Hockey 2 ages 4-10

Learn To Play Hockey ages 11-17

House (recreational) hockey

Travel (competitive) hockey

Adult Leagues

Hockey Stick N Shoot sessions


Contact for Try Hockey for Free; Learn to Play Hockey and House/Rec Hockey :   Leo Mullin

Contact for Hockey Stick and Shoot; Contact Travel Hockey:

                Ron Evans

 for more information on the hockey program that is right for your player.



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

Hockey skating classes are Mondays and Saturdays. Please see skating & lessons tab.  Snow Plow Sam classes are for ages 3-6. The Hockey 1-2  & Hockey 3-4 class are for ages 7-18.


Try Hockey For Free

Try Hockey For Free (THFF) sessions for ages 4-10 run will be held on two successive Saturdays.  Our next session is scheduled for 8/3 and  8/10 2019 from 9:00-9:50am.  Registration is now open.

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.

Registrants will be contacted by email one week prior to the session with a request for skate's physical dimensions (Ht, Wt, Waist, shoe size) to permit setting up individual equipment "bags"; please arrive a minimum of 30- 45 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.

Spring/Summer 2019  Try Hockey for Free Dates

8/3 and 8/10  (registration now open)

8/17 and 8/24  (registration now open)



Learn To Play Hockey 1 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, LEARN TO SKATE  Hockey 1- 4  level course completions are necessary for success.  LTS (Learn To Skate) lessons run every 7 weeks at Haymarket Iceplex on Mondays and Saturdays.

LTPH1 is for ages 4-10.  Sessions are 6 weeks in duration. Full hockey gear is required.  To the extent possible the Iceplex will make hockey equipment available on a loan basis.

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




Learn to Play Hockey 2 ages 4-10 (LTPH 2)

Designed to focus on skill enhancement for graduates of the LTPH1 program, LTPH2 concentrates 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.    While LTPH2 will share the ice sheet with LTPH1, LTPH2 is a separate program with it's own instructor and dedicated ice space.     (NOTE:  LTPH2 may be combined with LTPH1 if two or fewer registrants sign up for LTPH2) 

Session schedules for LTPH2 will be available in early Spring, 2019.


You asked for this...and here it is!!

The Haymarket Iceplex is pleased to offer Learn to Play Hockey 11-17 for those boys and girls who have decided to join the world's finest sport in their tween/teen years.  It's never too late to participate in the fastest game on earth.  LTPH 11-17 joins our continuing popular LTPH 1 and LTPH 2 programs designed for the 4-10 year-old age groups.

Our next LTHP 11-17 session is scheduled for 7/22 - 8/28 2019.

The LTPH 11-17 instruction set will advance the existing basic ice skating skills of the participants and add core hockey skills (puckhandling, shooting, passing, working as a team).  Completion will provide ease of integration into age-specific house hockey programs in the 12U-18U age ranges.  For those who wish only to participate in Stick and Shoot and/or Pick-Up Hockey activities, this program will supply the skills to enjoy these activities.

LTPH 11-17 sessions are 6 weeks induration with twice per week (Monday and Wednesday at 5:00-5:50pm) ice times.   The fee is $195.

NOTE:  A minimum of 8 registrants will be required to hold this session

Questions may be directed to Coach Leo Mullin at

House/Recreational and Travel Level Youth Hockey Programs

The Piedmont Hockey Club offers both House/Recreational and Tier II Travel Youth Hockey programs.  

Recreational Teams compete in the Capital Corridor Hockey League while Travel Teams compete in the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League.

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, Youth 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.

Stick N Shoot Packages To be purchased online:

10 passes =$130

20 passes = $240

40 passes = $400


Private or semi-private lessons for hockey players.

These are usually done on the early morning open stick n shoot ice.

Coach for power skating only:

Geremi Howard   (Skating Director-

Hockey Director: Hagen Nemzek-

Coaches for Stickhandling, shooting, passing, skating:

Colin Milford, Matt Strieff and Hagen Nemzek