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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 is encouraged.

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

2018-19 Sessions, Dates and Registration 

Full Season  - Includes all 24 weeks of instruction ($300) 

Session 1 - 6 Weeks  (September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3)  

Session 2 - 6 Weeks (November 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 8, 15) 

Session 3 - 6 Weeks (December 22, 29 & January 5, 12, 19, 26) 

Session 4 - 6 Weeks (February 2, 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 9) - 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 began September 29th, but new registrations still welcome.    

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


Boston Bruins Learn To Play Program Fall 2018 

Greater Lowell sis 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 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 on October 20 & 27 and November 3 & 10, 2018 from 9am-10am.  We hope everyone enjoyed and we hope to do again next year!

Registration is closed for this season, but see more about the program on the Bruins website at https://learntoplay.nhl.com/bruins