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 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 Thursday 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 Thursday 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.


Shaun Orchard
Sherwood Ice Arena Staff InstructorGary MaukSherwood Ice Arena Staff InstructorAusten PotterSherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor

Joe Eirvin
Sherwood Ice Arena Staff Instructor
Junior Hockey: USHL, NAHL
College Hockey: St. Louis University

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 veteranTaylor PetersSherwood Ice Arena Head Staff Instructor
WHL, ECHL, and AHL: 9 years 5+ with the Winterhawks
  • 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; 2/20/17

New hours for our weekday programs began January 23rd and are as follows:
Open Public Flex Skate: Mon-Fri 9:30-11:15am as well as 1:15-2:45pm.

Open Public Rec Skate: Mon, Wed, & Fri 3:00-5:00pm. On Saturdays & Sundays as well from 1:00-3:30pm and our special Friday night live DJ Rec skate from 7:35-9:35pm each week.

Weekday midday programs such as Stick Time, Pick Up Hockey, and Coffee Club will begin at a new time of 11:30 each day.

Prime Time Freestyle hours were added to our permanent schedule. From 3:00-4:00pm as well as 4:00-5:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. $12 per session hour.

Upcoming temporary changes to our February/March schedule:

On Monday morning 2/27 the Carousel Sherwood Figure Skating Club will be hosting a Test Session that will affect our morning schedule. Morning Freestyle Sessions will only be three hours from 5:00-8:00am that morning. Morning Public Session will be cancelled on this date.

Friday 3/3 evening Stick Time will be cancelled due to a youth hockey tournament.
On Saturday 3/4 morning Freestyle will consist of only one hour from 9:50-10:50am as the 8:40-9:40am hour Freestyle will be cancelled.

Starting Tuesday 3/14 we are adding another hour of Prime Time Freestyle into our spring/summer schedule from 6:15-7:15pm. This will mean four full hours of Prime Time Freestyle on Tuesdays!

Starting Saturday 3/18 and Sunday 3/19 we are adding 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 are being adjusted. The new 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 are adding two 1 hour sessions from 6:00-7:00am and also 7:05-8:05am.

30 minute “drop in” Power classes are being added to our spring and summer schedule from 9:50-10:20am and also from 10:20-10:50am on Saturdays beginning 3/18.

We are excited to bring back Dance Session to our spring/summer schedule! We’ve lengthened the session and this year it will be from 8:15-9:30am each Sunday starting 3/19.

Starting 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 Thursdays Freestyle session will be two 1 hour sessions form 7:15-9:15am.

Major Changes to our Hockey schedule coming soon too:

Starting Saturday 3/18 and Sunday 3/19 we are adding 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.

Starting with the April/May session LTPH Class will be offered on Friday evenings from 5:15-6:15pm and will no longer be held on Thursdays.

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

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

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