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 Friday evenings from 5:15- 6:15.

Cost for LTPH and Game Time: 

The cost is roughly $16 per class. You must register for the whole 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; May 9th

Starting Saturday May 6th, power classes are switching places. Comets will be first from 9:50-10:20am and Shooting Stars will be second from 10:20-10:50am.

On Monday morning May 15th the Carousel Sherwood Figure Skating Club will be hosting a Test Session that will start at 9:30am. Due to the Test session morning Public Session will be cancelled.

Friday evening June 9th the 7:30-9:30pm Public Session will be cancelled due to a private Girl Scout jamboree event.

On Monday morning June 19th the Carousel Sherwood Figure Skating Club will be hosting a Test Session that will start at 8:30am. This will shorten Freestyle session from 5:00am till 8:00am. Due to the Test session Public Session will be cancelled.

Monday June 26th through Friday June 30th morning Open Flex Public Session and Afternoon Open Flex Public will be cancelled all week due to the Pro Ambitions Youth Hockey Camp. Late Afternoon Open Rec Public Session as well as Primetime Freestyle Sessions all that week will begin at their normal times at 3:00pm.

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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