Learn to Play Hockey – Development League

Players will take to the ice twice a week, one day of on ice skills and one day of cross ice games! Cross ice a way to benefit the younger beginner player to learn the rules, position of the game and develop skills. Benefits include a more efficient use of ice time and space, aids in skill development by grouping kids according to age, size and ability. In addition, Development League increases participation and skill development through more puck handling, more shots, more saves, more goals and more fun. Games will be played in a 4 on 4 format – more puck touches per player.

Learn more about the ADM Model from USA Hockey.


          FALL 2024- September 24th-December 22nd- Enrollment early August

 Requirements: Players must have a strong skating ability. They should know how to skate forwards, stop and skate backwards comfortably. If players are coming out of a Learn to Skate Program, it would be the equivalent of passing Basic 2.  Basic 3 skills are encouraged.  Skaters need to provide their own hockey equipment.  Conway Arena Pro Shop can meet your hockey needs!

Ages: Great for boys and girls ages 5 to 9 years old.

When: Tuesday Evenings from 5:00pm-6:00pm – ON ICE SKILLS

Sunday mornings at 8:40am-9:40am for Game Play.

Program Highlights:

  • Cross Ice Games played on Sundays, using official Hockey Dividers
  • All players try Playing Goalie, gear to be provided by the Arena
  • Team jersey provided
  • 24 hours of Ice time

Capacity: Space is limited to 64 players-

Program Cost:  $359 for 12 week season- sibling discounts available.   

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 Equipment List: Need Gear?  Visit Conway Arena Pro Shop and get 10% off your Learn to Play purchase!   TEAM JERSEY WILL BE PROVIDED.  GRAB SOME SECOND HAND GEAR IF YOU CAN, HOWEVER WE RECOMMEND YOUR OWN SKATES AND HELMET!


Volunteering:   Are you a former Hockey Player or Coach looking to help out on the ice while your child is participating?  Conway Arena is looking for motivating, committed individuals to assist on ice with the execution of this program.  Duties include, running skills stations, assisting players with equipment needs, helping on the players’ bench & setting up the cross ice boards.   Interested parties should complete the volunteer application and submit prior to the program beginning.