Where to start

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Learn to Skate

Milford Ice Arena provides a range of programs catering to individuals who aspire to excel in ice skating. Our exceptional program fosters a positive environment for all participants to pursue their objectives, whether it's for leisurely ice skating or aspiring to be a hockey player or figure skater.

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Learn to Play Hockey – Pre-Hockey 1+2

Start your hockey journey in our Pre-Hockey 1 & 2 skating classes. Nail down the fundamental skating techniques and skills for hockey players in a fun environment. Structure: 1 class per week

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Learn to Play Hockey – Rookie League

Now that you have completed Pre-Hockey 1 & 2, sign up for the Rookie Program and receive FREE GEAR!! Each gear bag includes a stick, helmet with cage, jersey, and full equipment except skates (rental skates available for use). The Rookie Program introduces players to shooting, passing, stickhandling and other fundamental skills. Structure: 2 class per week and up to 10-15 games per season.

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Connecticut Clippers

2024-2025 will mark the inaugural season for the CT Clippers youth hockey club in Milford. The Clippers, are a proud member of the Connecticut Hockey Conference and USA Hockey.

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Wolf Pack South

2024-2025 will mark the inaugural season for the Hartford Junior Wolf Pack AAA youth hockey club to skate out of Milford. We are members of the Black Bear Sports Group, an elite-level multi- tiered hockey system, with access to a network of scheduling showcase and advancement resources all to support the development of the elite student athlete. We are a proud member of the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (THF*) & USA Hockey.

General Questions Manager

Laura Mashtare

Figure Skating Director

Rachel Ricca

FAQs

How often should I practice?

It is recommended that skaters practice at least one other time per week. Please check our monthly calendar for stick & puck and public skating hours.

Which equipment is provided in the free gear program?

First-time hockey players receive the following equipment for free on their 1st day of class. Jersey and socks, stick, helmet with cage, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, hockey pants, hockey bag Skates are not included in the free gear program but rental skates are available until you are ready to get fitted for your own pair. When you enroll in our [LTPH Free Gear / Flyers Rookie Hockey Initiation Program], your gear will be provided for you.

Which equipment is provided in the free gear program?

First-time hockey players receive the following equipment for free on their 1st day of class. Jersey and socks, stick, helmet with cage, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, hockey pants, hockey bag Skates are not included in the free gear program but rental skates are available until you are ready to get fitted for your own pair. When you enroll in our [LTPH Free Gear / Flyers Rookie Hockey Initiation Program], your gear will be provided for you.

How often should I practice?

It is recommended that skaters practice at least one other time per week. Please check our monthly calendar for stick & puck and public skating hours.