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Intro to Hockey

Is Your Child Interested in Learning to Play Hockey?

We have just the program for you!  It's Intro to Hockey, our learn-to-play program for boys & girls, ages 4 to 11 who can skate a little bit (or not at all) and want to give hockey a try.

Our Intro to Hockey program is a great way for first year skaters to try the exciting game of hockey.

Cost is $30.  

USA Hockey registration is also required.  The cost is $56 and is waived for players 6 and under.


  1. Four Intro to Hockey on-ice sessions
  2. Partial hockey equipment package

Registration for 2021 is Open!

More Information

For more information about the Intro to Hockey program please email Ginger Lemke.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for this program?

  • Boys and girls ages 4-11 who have NOT played organized hockey previously
  • Players must live in the Apple Valley High School attendance area or open enroll to an AVHS feeder school
  • Any skating ability - NO need to know how to skate

Can I keep the equipment package?

  • The equipment is yours to keep if you register the player for the regular season by last day of this program

We love hockey - how do I register for the regular hockey season?

  • See the registration tab on the top of the website
  • Mites are for Pre-K through 3rd grade and traveling for 4th grade and up

2021 Intro to Hockey Schedule

Groups will be assigned prior to the first ice time.

Date Day Time Location
Sep 18 2021 SAT 12:00 - 1:00 PM (GROUP 1)
1:15 - 2:15 PM (GROUP 2)
Hayes Arena
Sep 25 2021 SAT 5:00 - 6:00 PM (GROUP 1)
6:15 - 7:15 PM (GROUP 2)
Hayes Arena
Oct 2 2021 SAT 2:30 - 3:30 PM (GROUP 1)
3:45 - 4:45 PM (GROUP 2)
Hayes Arena
Oct 9 2021 SAT

10:45 - 11:45 AM (GROUP 1)

12:00 - 1:00 PM (GROUP 2)

Hayes Arena


The Apple Valley Hockey Association and the Burnsville Hockey Club have established co-op teams! This means skaters in our Intro to Hockey program will have a chance to skate as Firehawks! All for one, one for all!


A partial equipment package is included with registration.  This includes helmet, shin guards, breezers(pants), shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves & athletic protector.  Player may keep equipment if they register for the season.

Player must provide: hockey skates, stick, and mouth guard.

Practice jersey and hockey socks also included in registration. 

After registering, your player will be added to the equipment roster at Westwood Sports in Apple Valley. Please go to Westwood Sports as soon as possible after registration to get outfitted. Simply tell an associate you are there for the Intro to Hockey equipment package.