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The Learn to Play hockey program, funded by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, offers first-time hockey players between the ages of four and 10 the chance to learn to play for free. Participants will receive instruction on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly during the four-week session run by THE RINKS Development Program presented by Honda. Following this free program, skaters who join a full-season program will be given free Bauer equipment (for keep). Getzlaf and Perry will also make special appearances at Learn to Play events each year. The Learn to Play program is currently available at six RINKS locations (ice and inline). Participants with be provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey.
The on-ice portion of the 2013-14 Learn to Play four-week introductory program begins Saturday, Sept. 28 at THE RINKS – Westminter ICE (2:10 p.m.) and runs four consecutive weekends (also Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19). THE RINKS - Corona Inline is currently running a Learn to Play session for inline skaters, with additional inline sessions planned for THE RINKS - Huntington Beach Inline (October), as well as THE RINKS - Irvine Inline (November). On-ice sessions are also planned for THE RINKS - Lakewood ICE (November) and THE RINKS – Yorba Linda ICE. Please visit AnaheimDucks.com/learntoplay for more details. Due to high demand, some sessions are already sold out, so early registration is highly recommended.
Launched in February 2009, THE RINKS Development Program presented by Honda now consists of seven local skating facilities operated by the Anaheim Ducks: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS - Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE and THE RINKS –Yorba Linda ICE), as well as three inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline, THE RINKS – Irvine Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com.