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Learn To Play Hockey (LTP)

West Madison Polar Caps Learn to Play Program


Get your young athlete out on the ice with the Polar Caps Learn to Play program.  

The program is specially designed for new skaters, and focuses on developing basic foundation skating and hockey skills in your young player.  They will have a blast learning and playing alongside their future Polar Caps teammates!   

The hockey journey for your young athlete begins now -- register today!

It's Learn to Play "Back to School Season"!

10 sessions, Wednesdays and Saturdays from September 7 through October 8, for just $60.  This program is specially designed for new skaters, and focuses on developing basic foundation skating and hockey skills in your young player.  Register now!

The Registration "Learn To Play Hockey (LTP)" is not currently available.

2023-2024 Learn to Play Sessions


LTP Back To School will begin September 13th and will run through October 7th.

LTP Pumpkin will begin October 18th and will run through November 18th.

LTP Snowman will begin December 6th and will run through January 20th.

LTP Valentine will begin January 31st and run through March 2nd.

Ice sessions will be twice per week on Wednesday evenings and Saturday early afternoons starting  in the  late summer. 

  • Wednesdays from approximately 5:15-6:15pm at Madison Ice Arena.
  • Saturdays in window of approximately 2pm to 4pm at Madison Ice Arena.
  • TBD one optional night a week for Floorball (Ball hockey) - time and gym TBD.

Please note that all dates and times will be posted on the Polar Caps website calendar.


The cost of the program is $65 for skaters per LTP Session (e.g. Back to School, Snowman)

Rental equipment is available for $10 per session (e.g. Back to School, Snowman)

All skaters will need a USA Hockey Membership.  USA Hockey Membership is good for a full year, and must be renewed annually.

USA Hockey Membership Fees by Birth Year  
2017 & Younger $15.00
2016-2015 $50.00
2014-2011 $61.00


Looking to dip your toe in before signing up for Learn to Play? The West Madison Polar Caps is hosting a Try Hockey for Free event at Madison Ice Arena on September 9th, 2023 from 1-4pm. Come out to the rink and give it a try!  We will provide the gear and get your skater out and moving on the ice.  Learn more and sign up for this free event at

Thank you for your interest - we do not currently have a session of Learn to Play open for registration.  For more information on upcoming sessions, please contact Polar Caps President Andy Mendyk