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Learn to Play

Learn to Play Hockey

The Hockey curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. In four badge levels, skaters will learn how to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Proper skating techniques for the game of hockey are the primary focus of the levels. All elements will be taught without a puck. Skaters will learn the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges and other necessary fundamentals to be successful in hockey practices and game situations.

DownEast Orthopedics, Official Sponsor of Penquis Youth Hockey Learn to Play

LEARN TO PLAY 2023/2024


Thanks to the generous sponsorship from DownEast Orthopedics, Learn to Play is FREE for all registered this year! 

Learn to Play will be on ice practice once a week. Practices are Tuesdays or Thursdays starting November 2nd, 2023.

Check our Calendar for more info on which days we will be practicing


  • Learn to Play is open to ages 4-10 (2013-2019)
  • Players are to have *some* experience on skates. Players do not need to be skilled skaters, though they are required to be able to stand and move forward without falling for up to 10 ft. (Previous participation in Learn to Skate preferred)
  • Players are required to wear full hockey gear prior to stepping on the ice. A full list of this equipment can be found under the "equipment" tab above. Reach out to the Piscataquis County Ice Arena for used equipment or full sets of gear at affordable prices. 


Each child is required to register with USA Hockey and have a full set of hockey gear.

Equipment Sale

With the support of Leveling the Playing Field, a non profit with the mission to ensure children have a chance to play sports without the burden of equipment fees, and the unfortunate closing of locally owned Replay Sports in Old Town, the PCIA and PYHA are selling used equipment to those registered with our program for a significantly reduced price. Visit us October 3rd at the PCIA (time to be determined) to get fitted for all equipment with exception to the following: mouth guard jock/jill under garments (cold gear) Contact Matt at the PCIA for more details

The Registration "Learn to Play" is not currently available.

Local Equipment Purchase - Gunns Sport Shop

Gunny and his team at Gunn's Sport Shop in Brewer will suit your child up with a set of hockey gear to fits your child and prepares them to be successful on the ice!

Penquis Youth Hockey Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Penquis Youth Hockey?

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DownEast Orthopedics has graciously sponsored our Learn to Play program every year to ensure young hockey players can learn to love hockey for FREE!


Northern Line Construction Inc continues to support our local youth hockey players every year with their wonderful generosity as Gold Level Sponsors


New this year as sponsors, Indian Hill Trading Post and Hale Well Drilling have stepped up to sponsor our 12U team and 14U team!