Learn to Play Ice Hockey in Auckland

The AIHA ‘Learn to Play’ program is run all year round at both the Avondale and Botany rinks. Everyone learns basic hockey skills and game play, with the emphasis on fun!

Our Learn to Play program caters for kids from 5 years of age through to senior High School students. We try to coach kids at the same level and will usually have 4 or 5 groups on the ice, all at different skill levels and abilities.

Our Learn to Play program takes place at two Ice Rinks on weeknights as follows:

Avondale:
Paradice Avondale Ice Rink
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45pm
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Botany:
Paradice Botany Ice Rink
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturdays 11:15am – 12:15pm
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Calendar and Costs:

Registration:  $25.00 per year per child*

Session Cost: $20.00 per session at the casual rate, or $160.00 for 10 sessions on a concession card.

Gear Hire: Should you need to hire gear, the cost for this is $40.00 per school term, along with a $50.00 refundable bond.

We have EFTPOS, credit card and cash facilities available at each Learn to Play night, along with our team who can answer any questions you may have.

*Registering for Learn to Play includes a child season pass to all regular season NZIHL and NZWIHL games in Auckland, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Learn to Play Avondale – Monday Nights:

Term
Dates
Time
Term 114th February – 11th April5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 22nd May – 4th July (excluding Queens Birthday)5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 325th July – 26th September5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 4 17th October – 5th December (excluding Labour Day)5:45pm - 6:45pm

 

Learn to Play Avondale – Wednesday Nights:

Term
Dates
Time
Term 116th February – 13th April5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 24th May – 6th July5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 327th July – 28th September5:45pm - 6:45pm
Term 4 19th October – 7th December5:45pm - 6:45pm

Learn to Play Botany – Thursday Nights

Term
Dates
Time
Term 117th February – 14th April5:30pm - 6:30pm
Term 25th May – 7th July5:30pm - 6:30pm
Term 328th July – 29th September5:30pm - 6:30pm
Term 4 20th October – 8th December5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Learn to Play Botany – Saturday Mornings

Term
Dates
Time
Term 119th February - 9th April11:15 - 12:15pm
Term 27th May - 2nd July (excludes Queens Birthday 4th June & Matariki 25th June)11:15am - 12:15pm
Term 330th July - 24th September (excludes 20th August & 3rd September)11:15am - 12:15pm
Term 4 29th October - 10th December11:15am - 12:15pm

Learn to Play – Gear Hire

Safety is paramount, and to assist new players in the program, AIHA offers a gear hire service to enable kids to get out on the ice for minimal cost. The gear hire includes everything the player needs to participate in the Learn to Play programme:

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Gloves
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Shin pads
  • Stick
  • Skates

The hire cost for a child is $40 for each Term, plus a $50 Bond which we will refund after all the gear has been returned. Most of the gear has been donated by players who have outgrown their equipment, although AIHA is gradually adding to our gear library. Purchasing your own gear at some stage, or donations, would be appreciated as this will allow us to continually develop the program.

Learn to Play Ice Hockey Free Trial

The AIHA ‘Learn to Play’ program is run year round during the school term at both the Avondale and Botany rinks. Everyone learns basic hockey skills and game play, with the emphasis on fun and best of all, no prior experience is necessary!

Our Learn to Play program caters for kids from 4 years of age through to senior high school students. We try to coach kids at the same level and will usually have 4 or 5 groups on the ice, all at different skill levels and abilities.

As part of your free trial, we will supply all ice hockey gear required for your child. Simply turn up to the rink and we’ll take care of the rest!

Our Learn to Play program takes place at two Ice Rinks on weeknights during the school term as follows:

Avondale:
Paradice Avondale Ice Rink
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45pm
Click here for location

Botany:
Paradice Botany Ice Rink
Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturdays 11:15am – 12:15pm
Click here for location

Learn to Play Free Trial – Terms & Conditions: Click Here

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