Learn To Play Hockey

Why Choose Sherwood Learn To Play Hockey Program?

The mission of the Sherwood Ice Arena Learn To Play Hockey Program is to provide an instructional experience that allows each student to improve his/her skills, knowledge of the game, and self-confidence through a positive learning experience.

Requirements for LTPH:

-Full hockey gear is required. Full gear includes a helmet with full-face shield, elbow pads, hockey pants, shin pads, skates, gloves, hockey socks, and a stick.

– All Students must have completed Basic I and Intro to Hockey Skating, have the skating equivalent proven in a private lesson from one of our SIA hockey coaches, OR have a signed permission slip from SIA Head Hockey Coach, Taylor Peters, in order to be  allowed into LTPH classes.

Our Philosophy is simple:

The journey to becoming a great hockey player is a long one. The Sherwood Ice Arena Learn to Play Hockey Program is dedicated to making that first leg of your journey as fun and enjoyable as possible.

By learning and developing the appropriate fundamental skills, every player will gain the confidence to compete and enjoy the game, no matter your age or skill level.



LTPH Schedule:

Classes are on Thursday evenings from 5:15- 6:15.

STARTING APRIL/MAY SESSION all future classes will be on FRIDAYS from 5:15-6:15pm

Cost for LTPH and Game Time: 

The cost is $15 per class. You must register for the whole semester. The full amount must be paid at the beginning of each semester. Students joining part way through a semester will be prorated. $15 for USFS registration per year is required to participate in the Learn To Play Hockey Program. Sorry, no drop ins allowed as you must be registered for this class. Class limited to 55 skaters maximum. *see note below

Game Time:

The LTPH Game Time will be offered as an additional session only available to LTPH registrants.  No drop ins will be allowed.  Our desire and goal is to provide top notch hockey skills instruction once a week on Friday evenings and learn and have fun putting those skills to the test in Game Time play on Sunday mornings at 11:15 am. Full gear required including full face mask. Please note that when you commit to Game Time, you commit to the whole/rest of the semester.

  • The time for Game Time will be from 11:15am-12:45pm on Sundays.
  • Sunday’s Game Time will be a controlled scrimmage with youth 12 (ages 13-18 see *note below) and under of similar skill sets. Designed to teach the rules of the game (offside, icing, positional play, team play, penalties, warm up, etc).  Each on-ice session will begin with an overview of the basic rules of the game followed by a scrimmage controlled by an on-ice SIA hockey coach.

Make-Up Policy:

If you miss a LTPH Friday or Sunday class (hey, it happens!), make-ups are on any Stick Time. Just present your LTPH check in card and let the front desk know you’re there for a make-up. SIA will not issue any refunds or credits for missed classes. We’re sorry, but there is no make-up for goalies since they already receive free Stick Times. Thank you!

Hockey 101

• Forward Stride.
• Backward Stride (C-Cuts).
• Hockey Stop (Left and Right).

Hockey 201

• Forward/Backward Crossovers (L & R).
• Backward Stops (V and T Stop).
• Basic Puck Control.

Hockey 301

• Everything above with a puck.
• Stickhandling.
• Passing.
• Shooting.


Taylor Peters

Sherwood Ice Arena Head Staff Instructor
WHL, ECHL, and AHL: 9 years 5+ with the Winterhawks

Gary Mauk

Sherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor

Austen Potter

Sherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor


Biz Zorick
Sherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor
USA Hockey Certified Coach
College Hockey: Bemidji State, MN.Neil Wilkinson Sherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor
College Hockey: Michigan State University. 9 year NHL veteran
  • Due to the nature of the program designed for those learning the fundamentals to play the game of hockey any returning Jr. Hawks player must be evaluated and provided a signed permission slip from SIA Head Hockey Coach, Taylor Peters, in order to be  allowed into LTPH classes.
  • Interested players aged 13-18 must have a signed permission slip from SIA Head Hockey Coach, Taylor Peters,  at a LPTH Practice or private lesson before attending Sunday Game Time.

Questions? Email our Skate School director Alyssa Orchard at alyssa@sherwoodicearena.com.

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Schedule Updates

Recent changes to our schedule:
Changes to our regular schedule updated as of; March 20th.

Starting Saturday 3/18 and Sunday 3/19 we add Stick Time back into our weekend schedule. Saturday’s session will be from 6:00-7:15am and Sunday’s session will be from 9:45-11:00am.

Beginning Saturday 3/18 the two 1 hour morning Prime Time Freestyle Session times were adjusted. The new Saturday hours for the spring and summer months will be: 7:30-8:30am and also from 8:40-9:40am. On Sundays 3/19 we added two 1 hour Prime Time Freestyle Sessions from 6:00-7:00am and also 7:05-8:05am.

Thirty minute “drop in” Power classes was added to our spring and summer schedule from 9:50-10:20am and also from 10:20-10:50am every Saturday.

We are excited to bring back Dance Session to our spring/summer schedule too! We’ve lengthened the session and this year it is from 8:15-9:30am each Sunday.

Beginning with the week of 3/20 weekday morning Freestyle Session hours will look like this through the spring and summer months:
Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri there will be five 1 hour Freestyle Sessions from 5:00-9:15am.
On Thursday’s our Freestyle sessions will be two 1 hour sessions from 7:15-9:15am.

Starting with the April/May session Learn to Play Hockey class will be offered on Friday evenings from 5:15-6:15pm and no longer will it be held on Thursdays.

The last 5:15pm Friday evening Stick Time will be offered on 3/31.

On Tuesday 4/4 the 4th hour (6:15-7:15pm) of Prime Time Freestyle will be cancelled.

Beginning Thursday 4/6 Super Stick Time & Family Pick Up will return to SIA’s hockey offerings, but this year it will be held on Thursdays evenings from 5:15-7:15pm.

Starting with the 4/7 Session Adult Skills Class will be offered on Friday evenings from 6:25-7:25pm and will no longer be held on Thursdays.

All activities on Saturday April 8th are canceled due the Spring Competition were are hosting.

All regularly scheduled events will be hosted at their normal times unless otherwise posted here.

Please call (503) 625-5757 for more updates and questions.

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