The Monsters are dedicated to growing the game of hockey throughout Northeast Ohio with programs like Try Hockey for Free, Learn to Play partnerships, equipment donations, a Summer Street Hockey Series, and Tour with the Monsters visits.
Whether you're new to the sport or just looking to get involved, there are plenty of opportunities to join the Northeast Ohio hockey community. The Monsters are proud to work with the CSHL, AAA teams, High Schools, Adult leagues, and more, while focusing on introducing children to the sport. Below you will find resources to begin a hockey career.
Street Hockey Clinics
Open to all children ages 11 and under regardless of their hockey experience, participants can enroll with just a $5 donation to the Monsters Community Foundation and will receive USA Hockey-certified instruction in the fundamentals of stick-handling, shooting, and passing.
Participants will also receive a Monsters t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to a 2023-24 Monsters game. Each street hockey clinic has limited spots available. Players joining the clinics must wear closed-toed shoes and use the equipment provided by the Monsters.
Date Time Location Address Register Monday, June 5 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Michael A Ries Ice Arena 5000 Forestwood Drive, Parma, OH 44134 REGISTER NOW Tuesday, July 18 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cleveland Heights Community Center 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44118 REGISTER NOW Tuesday, August 8 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park 7619 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn, OH 44144 REGISTER NOW Saturday, August 19 11:00 a.m. to noon University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute 3999 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122 REGISTER NOW
Girls Street Hockey Clinic
The Monsters will host a special all-girls clinic to continue expanding the team’s Girls Grow the Game platform. Open to girls ages 11 and under regardless of their hockey experience, participants can enroll with just a $5 donation to the Monsters Community Foundation and will receive USA Hockey-certified instruction in the fundamentals of stick-handling, shooting, and passing. Participants will also receive a Monsters t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to a 2023-24 Monsters game.
Each street hockey clinic has limited spots available. Players joining the clinics must wear closed-toed shoes and use the equipment provided by the Monsters.
Date Time Location Address Register Saturday, August 12 11:00 a.m. to noon North Park Ice Arena 901 Duffey St, Elyria, OH 44035 REGISTER NOW
Tour with the Monsters pres. by UH Sports Medicine
Tour with the Monsters presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute includes a one hour practice open to the public at local rinks.
Fans are invited to participate in a special 30-minute open skate and autograph session after watching the Monsters practice at both events. Both Tour with the Monsters stops are free and open to the public.
Below are the locations and times for the 2023-24 season:
Monday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Host: Mentor Youth Hockey
- Mentor Civic Center, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, OH 44060
Monday, January 15, 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
- Host: Winterhurst Ice Arena
- Winterhurst Arena, 14740 Lakewood Hts Blvd, Lakewood, OH 44107
Stops on the Tour with the Monsters will be at the arena of an official Learn to Play partner of the Cleveland Monsters. For more information on Monsters Learn to Play presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.
*Ice skates rentals do have a fee typically at the rinks.
Try Hockey For Free
2023-24 Dates TBD
Try hockey for the first time with us at no cost!
Kids ages 4-8 years old will receive a 30 minute equipment introduction followed by an hour of on-ice instruction. These sessions are designed to be a fun introduction to the sport, covering the basics of equipment, skating, and time on the ice.
Learn to Play Programs
Learn to Play programs are the first step for learning the game of hockey. It is recommended your player graduates from a Learn to Skate program before registering for a LTP, but not required. Check out the Cleveland Monsters Learn to Play Partners to get your player started!
Positive Coaching Alliance
The Cleveland Monsters have established a new partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit movement that inspires and empowers youth and high school sports organizations to leverage the unique opportunity sports presents to build character in our youth.
The partnership provides the Cleveland Monsters and our youth hockey program partners with access to PCA’s research-based trainings, tools and resources for coaches, sports parents, student-athletes and administrators. Those resources come in the form of live interactive workshops, online courses, books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson and additional online resources.