Blue Jackets Learn to Play presented by Performance Columbus

Blue Jackets Learn to Play presented by Performance Columbus

Getting started in hockey has never been easier or more convenient! 

Blue Jackets Learn to Play presented by Performance Columbus Family of Dealerships in association with Moo Moo Express Car Wash aims to deliver a positive experience with age-appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by Blue Jackets Alum Andrew Cassels, in a fun and safe atmosphere.  

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stickhandling, 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.

  • Three-step introductory program 
  • Open to boys and girls between the ages of 4 to 10*  
  • Receive head-to-toe equipment with first-time Hockey 1 enrollment ($600 value) - link/instructions for ordering equipment will be provided in confirmation email after completing registration** 
  • Family-friendly schedule with eight weeks of 45-minute classes 
  • Eight-week sessions ($200) held year-round at select OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rink locations
  • With each registration receive one (1) free ticket to a 2021-22 regular season Blue Jackets home game 

*Children who are currently or previously enrolled an organized hockey program are not eligible to participate in this program and will be removed if registered.
**Free equipment is provided to Hockey 1 particpants with first-time enrollment only. Participants may repeat the program at the same fee but will not receive equipment.


Step One: Learn to Play Hockey 1 – Intro to Hockey Skating

Discover, Learn and Play! This introductory level allows new skaters with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning to skate. 

  • Boys and girls with little or no prior skating experience. 
  • Each new skater, ages 4-10 years old, will receive head-to-toe equipment to keep. 
  • Skills emphasized at this level: 
    • Balance 
    • Forward Skating 
    • Backwards Skating 
    • Stopping 

January 2022 session dates: January 10-March 5, 2022

Step Two: Learn to Play Hockey 2 - Advanced Hockey Skating  

The Advanced Hockey Skating curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. Skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Prerequisite: Learn to Play Hockey 1. Instructors will reach out with registration link when your skater is ready to progress.

  • Build on skating confidence and agility technique.  
  • Skills emphasized at this level: 
    • Hockey stance 
    • Stride 
    • Knee bend 
    • Use of edges 
    • Beginning skating with stick and puck

January 2022 session dates: January 10-March 5, 2022

Step Three: Learn to Play Hockey 3 – Hockey Skill Development 

Once a child has sound skating fundamentals, this next step will help challenge and further develop each player as they prepare to play organized hockey. Prerequisite: Learn to Play Hockey 2. Instructors will reach out with registration link when your skater is ready to progress. 

  • Introduction to learn the game!
  • Skill-based stations; Small area games.
  • Skills emphasized at this level:
    • Rules of the game
    • Stick and puck handling
    • Further development of skating skills necessary to play

January 2022 session dates: January 10-March 5, 2022

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