Youth Hockey

The Pasadena Ice Skating Center offers a variety of group hockey lessons for ages 6 to 14 and all ability levels. Each class is a step-by-step progression that helps each skater improve their skating skills. A student must successfully complete the current level before they can graduate to the next class level.

CLASS LEVEL / DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
Hockey 1
(Prerequisite: Beginner Class)
Players begin learning skating skills and hockey basics. Full gear is not required, but helmets are recommended.
Hockey 2
(Prerequisite: Hockey 1)
Players begin learning turns and stops while practicing forward and backward skating skills. Full gear is not required, but helmets are recommended.
Hockey 3
(Prerequisite: Hockey 2)
Players improve skating fundamentals (forwards, backwards, turns, and stops) along with individual hockey skills such as stick handling, passing, and shooting.
Full gear is required for this class.
Hockey 4
(Prerequisite: Hockey 3)
Players will develop advanced hockey moves and use scrimmages to practice techniques for shooting and scoring.
Full gear is required for this class.
Pasadena Development League (PDL) – Age 8 and Under (Prerequisite: Hockey 4)
This class is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary to play the game of hockey. While continuing to improve individual skills, PDL will introduce beginning concepts of the game itself. Skating is the most fundamental skill of hockey and a major focus in the PDL class. Current travel hockey players are also welcome to enroll in this class.
Full gear is required for this class.
Pasadena Development League (PDL) – Age 12 and Under
(Prerequisite: Hockey 4)
This class is designed to teach the fundamental skills necessary to play the game of hockey. While continuing to improve individual skills, PDL will introduce beginning concepts of the game itself. Skating is the most fundamental skill of hockey and a major focus in the PDL class. Current travel hockey players are also welcome to enroll in this class.
Full gear is required for this class.

Stick Time sessions are open to all levels of hockey players age six years and older and can help improve skating and shooting skills. When coach lessons are conducted on the lobby end, the non-lesson practice area is at the far end of the ice. The maximum number of players on that end will be reduced when only half the ice is available.

Stick Time session registration is available on a first-come basis. When sessions are full, additional skaters cannot be added – even if you have a coach lesson scheduled on a stick time session. Online registration is required before the session begins. All players and goalies must check-in with rink staff before entering the ice for each session.

• Full gear required – no exceptions.
• All participants must follow the session guidelines posted at the rink and conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times.

Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club – PML is a family-friendly youth sports organization based in Pasadena since 1964. Their mission is to build character, commitment, and community through participation in the sport of ice hockey.

In addition to travel hockey programs for players ages 4 to 18, PML is the only travel club in Southern California to also offer a special needs hockey program that is free of charge for all participants.

Lil Kings Learn-To-Play Program / Lil Kings Academy – Each spring the Pasadena Ice Skating Center partners with the L.A. Kings to present the Lil Kings six-week introductory program for players ages 5 to 9 years old who have not participated in any previous youth hockey program. The Lil Kings Learn-to-Play Program helps children build character, become a team player, and meet new friends who enjoy hockey.

Registration for the next season is available at www.LAKings.com/LilKings. This program includes full head to toe CCM hockey gear and 6 introductory group class lessons. Before the Lil Kings sessions begin, participation requires completion of a beginner group class through our skating school.

The Lil Kings Academy 10-week summer program is the next step after completing the Lil Kings program. The Academy classes will improve the skating, passing, and shooting skills learned in the Lil Kings program. The Pasadena Ice Skating Center also offer a July 4th holiday tournament option for all participants.

The Pasadena Ice Skating Center offers summer hockey camps for skaters age 5 and up designed to promote fun while improving the skating skills of each player and making new hockey friends. Classes are divided into Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced/Travel levels. Sessions include: skating drills, puck drills, and mini games on and off the ice.

The Pasadena Ice Skating Center coaches conduct private lessons for skaters of all ages and ability levels. Private lessons – along with regular practice – can quickly improve individual skating skills. The Pasadena Ice Skating Center’s independent contractor coaches manage their own lesson schedules and use our facility to teach their lessons. There are two ways to set-up a private lesson:

  1. Observe and meet the coach at the rink to discuss lesson options and schedules.
  2. Fill-out a “Private Lesson Request Form” in the Pro Shop and an available coach will be in touch.

NOTE:

  • Lesson fees are paid directly to the coach.
  • Rink admission fee must be paid for each public and/or stick time session.
  • Skaters currently enrolled in a skating school group class can arrange a private lesson on their class day or during their free practice session to avoid additional admission fee charges.