Development Steps
Learn To Skate

Learn To Skate

The first step to playing hockey is learning to skate! This program offered at the Rodman Arena is a beginners ice skating program for students who have not yet mastered their skating skills. It is designed to prepare skaters who wish to pursue hockey.

Program Details

  • All skaters are required to wear a helmet (HECC certified hockey or bike helmet)
  • Warm clothing: mittens, water repellant pants and jacket or snowsuit
  • Skaters must also have their own ice skates. Hockey or Figure (No double runners)
  • No Hockey Gear Allowed in this program. Gear will be part of the Learn to Play Hockey program once the has successfully passed their Learn to Skate program.


Tots (Ages 3-5): 25 min group lesson
Youth (Ages 6+): 40 min group lesson w/ 10min supervised free time to practice on their own
Advanced (Must have completed Pre-Alpha or Basic 2): 40 min group lesson w/ 10min supervised free time to practice on their own

Tots (Ages 3-5)

SaturdaySeptember 23rd - December 23rd8:00a or 8:30a$240Sign Up(No Classes 10/28, 12/9)
SundaySeptember 24th - December 17th8:00a or 8:30a$240Sign Up(No Classes 10/29, 12/10)
MondaySeptember 25th - December 18th4:00p or 4:25p$240Sign Up(No Classes 11/20)
ThursdaySeptember 28th - December 21th10:00a or 10:30a$240Sign Up(No Classes 11/23)

Youth (6+) & Advanced

SaturdaySeptember 23rd - December 23rd 8:00a$300Sign Up(No Classes 10/28, 12/9)
SundaySeptember 24th - December 17th 8:00a$275Sign Up(No Classes 10/29, 12/10)
MondaySeptember 25th - December 18th 4:00p$300Sign Up(No Classes 11/20)

Walk-on’s not accepted. We are unable to offer make-up dates for missed classes. Late registrations are accepted, please contact us for a prorated registration. Dates & Times are subject to change and will be emailed and posted here. Please review our FAQS or contact us if you have other questions.

Learn To Play

Learn To Play Hockey

Our Learn to Play sessions in Walpole, MA (Rodman Arena) are designed for first time hockey players.

Program Details

These sessions are the perfect place to start young hockey players. Players will be separated into groups based upon their age, size, previous hockey training (if any) and present abilities.

We’ll focus on stops, starts, crossovers, backwards skating, stickhandling and shooting.

Our instructors establish an enjoyable learning environment which makes it easy and fun to introduce young skaters to the game of hockey. Through applied demonstrations and positive reinforcement, our programs will allow your son or daughter to improve his or her abilities as well as build character. All while having a great time!

ThursdaySept 21st-Dec 21st5:10p-6:00p$260Sign Up13 Weeks (No 11/23)
Mite Development Program
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Begins: Sept 2023

Mite Development Program

The Mite Development Program (MDP) is Rodman Arena’s introductory hockey league for novice players. It is NOT a learn to play program (please see our Learn to Play program for that).


The program runs September – February. The MDP players skate two (2) days a week. Each Thursday at 5:00pm players will skate with RB Hockey skills. They will practice/game Saturday mornings at 8:00am. Two-days a week is the perfect amount of ice time to support the growth and development of the individual player at this age level. The cost of this program is $995 for the Fall/Winter season.

Each player receives a game shirt. Our main coach for the MDP team is Pat Muir. Pat is a former Division I college hockey player at St. Lawrence University and have been working with our development teams for the past two seasons. If you are interested in the MDP please email to see if this would be a good fit for them.

Express Club Teams

The final stage of the Development Ladder is moving up to an Express full-season team, where players will play regular games versus other organizations within the PHL and E9/BHL.

Program Details

Tryouts for these teams take place in the spring, typically March.
Missed them? Contact us to be evaluated.