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Learn to Play (LTP)


Greater Lowell Youth Skating Association (GLYSA) runs a "Learn to Play" program for aspiring young hockey players to get onto the ice and learn basics of skating, stopping, and using a hockey stick.  

GLYSA offers 2 separate registration programs for the Learn to Play Program:

  • Full Season = 24 Weeks of instructional learn to play hockey - The cost of the Full Session is $300 and is due prior to your child's 1st practice.
  • Individual Session = 6 Weeks of instructional learn to play hockey - The cost of the Each Session is $75 and is due prior to your child's 1st practice. 

Online Registration and payments are required.

Practices are weekly on Saturdays at 10am at the Janas Rink in Lowell.

Here is a good resource to help understand the equipment for kids - http://newtohockey.com/hockey-equipment-buying-guide-for-kids/

If you have question about the Learn To Play program please email the

2021-22 Sessions, Dates and Registration 


Full Season - All 24 weeks 

Session 1 - 6 Weeks  (October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  November 6) - Register Here

Session 2 - 6 Weeks (November 13, 20, 27 December 4, 11, 18)  - Register Here

Session 3 - 6 Weeks (January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5) 

Session 4 - 6 Weeks (February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19) 


Greater Lowell Development Program (GLDP)

As players advance they often move into the GLDP (formerly known as "In House")  which includes weekly practices and occasional "games" at local rinks.   Practices focus on skating and hockey skills improvement.  The games are opportunities to experience team play in a fun setting with no official score keeping.     Players typically range from 5 to 12.  The season began September 28th and new registrations are still welcome.    

***To register for Greater Lowell Development Program online please click here***


Boston Bruins Learn To Play Program

Fall 2021 

Bruins Academy 2021 Group Photo

Greater Lowell is proud to partner with the Boston Bruins and NHL in their efforts to grow the game of hockey.  This 4 week program is for new hockey players and includes a full set of new equipment and 4 weeks of on-ice instruction for just $180.   The Greater Lowell Youth Skating Association last hosted this in 2019 at Janas Rink.

See the Bruins website for more information - https://learntoplay.nhl.com/bruins