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McCann Ice Arena Mid-Hudson Civic Center

Learn to Play Hockey

A low cost introduction to youth ice hockey for boy and girls, ages 4-15. It is recommended that skaters complete the Basic Intro or Basic Skills class before entering into this program. All skaters should be able to skate forward and backward comfortably and the following hockey equipment must be worn by all players: helmet with facemask, shin pads, elbow pads, athletic cup, gloves and jersey. ALL players must have their own hockey stick and athletic cup. 

McCann Ice Arena offers loaner hockey equipment, available on a first come basis. This will allow your child to experience ice hockey without the full cost of hockey equipment. Skate rental is an additional $5.00 per class.

2017 Summer Learn to Play Program (PDF)


Learn what it takes to be a Blueshirt. The Future Rangers program provides a solid foundation in all the fundamental skating and hockey skills that a Ranger needs. All you need to start is your True Blue spirit. No matter what your skill level, the experienced coaches at our official partner ice rinks have designed a range of programs to help you develop all the techniques it takes to skate with Ranger pride. Start training now and who knows? Someday it just might be you skating on The Garden ice in a Rangers jersey.

Learn to Skate

  • To learn the basic skills required to skate
  • To create and refine basic motor patterns
  • Focuses on basic skating skills; starting, stopping, turning and balance.
Learn to Play Hockey
  • To learn the basic skills required to skate and play the game of hockey
  • To develop an understanding of basic teamwork and game concepts
  • To have fun while playing hockey and engaging in physical activity
  • To be introduced to the core values of cooperation, fair play, and sportsmanship
  • Focuses on basic hockey skills; skating, puck handling, passing and shooting.

Click here for a step-by-step instruction of how to get dressed to play hockey. This video can be utilized with current growth models to teach parents and new players how to get dressed.

Call 845-454-5800 for more information and dates for all programs



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