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Cleveland Monsters Youth Hockey

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.


Try Hockey For Free Pres. by Dippin' Dots

Try hockey for the first time with us at no cost!

Kids ages 4-8 years old will recieve 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.


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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!

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Tour with the Monsters pres. by UH Sports Medicine

Tour With the Monsters feature a one (1) hour full-team Monsters practice followed by 30 minutes of post-practice open skate, autographs, and photos with the team. Both practice and skate/autograph session are free and open to the public. 

Each stop this season will be with one of the Monsters' 14 official Learn to Play partners.

*Ice skates rentals do have a fee typically at the rinks.


Street Hockey Clinics

Each summer, the Monsters take hockey to the streets with a Summer Street Hockey Series, featuring multiple street hockey events throughout Northeast Ohio. These events are offered at Monsters Certified Learn to Play Program rinks.

For just a $5 donation to the Monsters Community Fund, area children ages 5-14  regardless of hockey experience will receive USA Hockey-certified instruction in the fundamentals of stick-handling, shooting, and passing from Monsters' staff and local youth hockey coaches. Participating kids will also receive a Monsters Grow the Game t-shirt and complimentary ticket to a Monsters game. Street hockey sticks will be provided for the event, no outside hockey sticks allowed.


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