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The LTP program is open to skaters age 3-12 who are able to skate but have little or no hockey skills. 

The program is designed to help participants develop the skills required for recreational or competitive play. Players will learn the basic hockey stance, proper skating technique, use of edges and use of the stick to stickhandle, pass and shoot. All of our Learn To Play classes are based on USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM).

While we welcome skaters of all abilities, children with no on-ice experience may want to start with the Learn To Skate program


Our goal is to provide the youth of Winston-Salem with a fun, safe and affordable introduction to hockey in an environment that cultivates self-confidence and a lifelong love of the game.


Our hockey program is dependent parent involvement. Your efforts make our program possible so please consider becoming an on-ice coach or helper or an off-ice volunteer. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lucas Dargis at LTP@WSYHA.ORG


WSYHA rents equipment to participants who do not have their own. Our equipment includes a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, shin pads and a jersey. Equipment rentals are provided on a first come first served basis.

We have limited quantities of sticks and skates that can be included in the rental provided we have the correct size. 

Rental skates will also be available at the start of each lesson at no cost, courtesy of the Annex. Skates must be returned at the end of each practice. Good-fitting, quality skates can make a huge difference in your child’s enjoyment, so we strongly encourage all skaters to purchase their own pair.

Full hockey gear is required to participate.

The LTP Program is divided into two 8-week sessions. 

Session 1 runs from October through December. 

Session 2 runs from January through March.

Players are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as they'd like, for as many seasons as they'd like. Our coaching staff will let you know when we feel your player is ready to move on to an organized team.


Each session costs $85 per player. There is also a once-a-year USA Hockey fee of $45. All NEW players will receive their first session FREE. Send an email to for a code to use during registration. Players must register for each session separately.

Equipment rentals cost $75 plus a $50 deposit ($125 total). The $50 deposit will be refunded when you return the equipment.