Learn To Play

General Info

Schedule & Cost


Free Session

Learn To Play Ice Hockey in Canterbury

Welcome to the exciting game of ice hockey! We invite players of all ages to give it a go, and we're here to help you get started.


Learn to Play (LTP) sessions for children under 18 years of age are held three times per week all year round during school terms. Adults are welcome to Learn To Play during our weekend LTP session. 


Through fun, engaging, and active games and exercises, we teach fundamentals such as skating, controlling a puck, passing, and shooting. All sessions are held at the Alpine Ice Sports Centre and we use a concession card payment system so players can enjoy learning on a schedule and budget that's right for them.


If your child is new to hockey, try it for free! We offer a free LTP session, basic gear included, so you can see if hockey might be right for your child. We also offer most gear for hire for a modest fee per term, enabling your child to continue playing without investing in gear yourself. 


Are you an adult wanting to learn ice hockey? Although we don't offer a free session for adults, we offer a 3-Use "Give It a Go" concession card exclusively for adults for just $60. Click Register in the main menu to get started. 

If you or your child are new to ice skating and would like to develop skating skills before giving ice hockey a go (or doing both at the same time), Alpine Ice Sports Centre offers a popular Learn To Skate program with skilled instructors that will help you advance more quickly.


Click the icons above for Schedule & Cost, information about Gear, or get started with your Free Session.


CIHA email:

 PO Box 7297, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240 NZ