Connecticut’s Premier FREE Learn-to-Skate program developed by the Greater New Haven Warriors. The program provides aspiring players between the ages of 4-10 the opportunity to take their "first strides" in developing an interest in ice hockey. Emphasis is placed on the very basics of skating within a safe and fun environment. It is designed for first-time skaters only please. Players who have previously participated in First Strides or another Learn-to-Skate program should register for the Warriors Learn-to-Play Hockey clinics.

 There is no cost to participate. All players must register with USA Hockey.   


Players between the ages of 4-10 yrs old


September 9th and 10th and September 16th and 17th


All sessions are at the Northford Ice Pavilion


Saturdays 9:00am-10:00

Sundays 7:50am-8:50am


All players need hockey skates and a hockey helmet.

Gloves and knee pads are recommended.

Discount packages can be purchased at Hamden Sports


4 Sessions for FREE

Fall 2023

First Strides is 4 free Learn to Skate sessions

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