Youth Hockey

  • Back to School: 9/14 – 11/8

  • Fall: 11/9 – 1/3

  • Winter: 1/4 – 2/28

  • Spring: 3/1 – 4/25

Child Learning to Skate in Hockey Helmet and Hockey Skates

Hockey Step 1: Learn to Skate introduces participants to ice skating in a fun, group setting and focuses on skating basics. Our award-winning programs teach skills logically and progressively in a fun and enjoyable way to help all skaters enjoy ice sports.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • No formal skating experience or instruction is required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • A helmet, such as a bike helmet or HECC helmet, is required and must be provided by the participant; Please label the helmet with First Name, Last Initial on the front with painter’s tape before arriving
  • Wear warm, comfortable layers that allow for movement, long sleeves and pants, gloves or mittens; Young skaters should wear waterproof clothing and gloves
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

For participants who have mastered the elements of Step 1 : Learn to Skate in hockey skates. This 40 minute class focuses on skating mechanics, power and balance. In addition, it will introduce stick skills. Full equipment, less neck guard, mouth guard and shoulder pads, is required.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Hockey Step 1: Learn to Skate; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • Full hockey equipment, less neck guard, mouth guard and shoulder pads
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted
Children learning to play hockey

For participants who have mastered the elements of Hockey Skating Development, Bruins FUNdamentals is a 40 minute class that incorporates fundamental hockey skills and drills and provides an introduction to game concepts and advanced skating. Full equipment is required.

  • For participants in Kindergarten and higher and/or those who are potty trained and capable of independently wearing a mask, social distancing and following directions
  • Completion of Hockey Skating Development; Instructor recommendation required
  • Participants will need to demonstrate falling down and getting up and taking 8 steps off ice; view our instructional video here
  • Full hockey equipment is required
  • Rental skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are included in the class fee; Participants are welcome to bring their own skates although double blade skates are not permitted

Before learning Hockey, learn ice skating basics in Step 1: Learn to Skate. After FUNdamentals, talk with your instructor about hockey opportunities available in your area.

The mission of FMC Ice Hockey is to increase participation in the sport of ice hockey by focusing our efforts on high quality and affordable programming with a reasonable time commitment that can benefit beginner to advanced players of any age.

Children playing hockey

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New England Future Stars logo type overlayed on photo of past player skating

The New England Future Stars is a highly competitive and skilled Spring/Summer program designed for youth hockey players (Squirt-High School) who compete at the highest levels of play and want to improve their game in the off-season. League includes both Girls and Boys teams.

Players must be born after December 31, 2008. Players must try out (There is a $35 tryout fee, in addition to league tuition).

The competition in this program will be comparable with Elite and Tier 1/AAA level of play.

To participate in FMC Ice Sports instructional programs, participants will be required to wear masks on the ice.

All participants will need to comply with COVID Guidelines and submit the appropriate waiver.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment does a skater/player need to participate?

  • Hockey Step 1 skaters will benefit from having a caged helmet. Recreational rental skates might be the best way to start until they are comfortable. Other equipment can be a hindrance so warm layers and waterproof clothing might be best.
  • Hockey Skating Development classes require almost all of the equipment except shoulder pads, mouth guards, and neck guards.
  • All other programs require full equipment.

How do I put on equipment?

Click here for a video.

Does FMC offer hockey programs for ages 18+?

YES! Check out our Adult Programs for Adult Hockey Instruction and Leagues.

What else should I know before registering?

Whether you're new or have skated with us before, our "General Program Information" page can answer many of your questions.