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Interested in ice hockey?  Take a look at the break-down below on how to lace up the skates and start playing!



Contact Chloe Baulch at


Step 1: Learn to Skate & Lil' OIlers

Step 1:   LIL' OILERS
LIL' OILERS is a fun introduction to your Hockey Player’s “Roadmap To Hockey"!
LIL' OILERS is FREE when your skater is concurrently enrolled in Learn To Skate (LTS) Basic 1 or 2! 
Sessions are on Thursdays from 5:00-5:30.  LIL' OILERS is a year-round program with continuous enrollment, jump in any time!   
Register below to reserve your spot.

Full gear is recommended, but a Helmet, Gloves, Stick, and Skates are required.   
Gear is available in the Oilers Ice Center Pro Shop, Play it Again Sports or through our Dallas Stars Learn to Play program.  
For more information or questions about LIL' OILERS or Beginning Hockey, please contact Chloe Baulch: 
Questions on Learn to Skate?  Contact:  Neli Stoyanova

Step 2: Learn to Skate & HOCKEY ACADEMY

HOCKEY ACADEMY is your hockey player’s next step on their “Roadmap To Hockey”!  
HOCKEY ACADEMY uses ADM Style drills, skill stations, and games.

HOCKEY ACADEMY participants should concurrently be enrolled in the Learn To Skate Program- Basic 3.

HOCKEY ACADEMY sessions go month-to-month, year-round, Thursdays from 5:00-5:30 pm.  

Cost for a four-week month is $65.00.
Cost for a five-week month is $80.00.
Go to the HOCKEY ACADEMY page for specific dates and registration. 

FULL GEAR is REQUIRED, as well as an annual USA Hockey Number.

To register with USA Hockey, go to:
The cost is $48.00
Gear is available in the Oilers Ice Center Pro Shop, Play it Again Sports or through our Dallas Stars Learn to Play program. 

For more information or questions, please contact:

Step 3: Metro (Rec) League

METRO is our in-house hockey league play after passing Learn to Skate Basic 3, LIL' OILERS, and participating in HOCKEY ACADEMY.  

Teams are available from 6U to 14U with Fall/Winter and Spring seasons.

For questions, contact the team manager for the age level.  

The Power Play: Dallas Stars Learn To Play Program

What is Dallas Stars Learn to Play?

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing, and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect, and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first-time participants, free head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age-appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.

Program Fees

The program provides FREE head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey and 6 weeks of on ice sessions. However, there is a participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses.

Cost: $199.00 + 2% processing fee

This is for FIRST TIME participants only. We encourage participants to have skating skills through Learn to Skate Basic 2, but it's not required.  If you have participated in the Learn To Play program before, you may not register again.