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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 $240 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 $60 and is due prior to your child's 1st practice. 

Online Registration is encouraged and players can begin a session on any date and cost will be prorated.

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

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

2017-18 Sessions, Dates and Registration 

Full Season  - Includes all 24 weeks of instruction ($240)  -  Register Here for Ful Season 

Session 1 - 6 Weeks  (September 30-Cancelled, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4)  - Session Completed

Session 2 - 6 Weeks (November 11, 18, 25 & December 2, 9, 16) - Register Here

Session 3 - 6 Weeks (December 23, 30 & January 6, 13, 20, 27) - Register Here

Session 4 - 6 Weeks (February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 3, 10) - Register Here


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 begins Saturday, September 30th at 10am.     

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


Boston Bruins Learn To Play Program Fall 2017 

Greater Lowell was proud to partner with the Boston Bruins and NHL in their efforts to grow the game of hockey.  This 4 week program was for new hockey players and included a full set of new equipment and 4 weeks of on-ice instruction for just $100.   The Greater Lowell Youth Skating Association hosted this at Janas Rink in October and November 2017.  There were 50 new players who participated in the program.   

A big thank you to our coaches and also Dracut High School hockey and Lowell High School hockey for their tremendous support.  

See the Bruins website at http://www.bostonbruins.com/learntoplay 

We hope to run this program again in 2018!