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.
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. John M. Coyne Recreation Center 7600 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
Date Time Location Sunday, November 13 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
*No Open Skate
15381 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Monday, December 5 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. North Olmsted Rec Center
26000 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
The event on November 13 at OBM Arena in Strongsville gives fans the opportunity to see the Monsters at their official training facility and meet their favorite players off the ice for 30 minutes following practice. On December 5 at North Olmsted Recreation Center, fans are invited to participate in a special 30 minute post-practice open skate and autograph session. Both the practice and the open skate/autograph session are free and open to the public.
Both stops on the Tour with the Monsters this season 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.
High School Hockey Hometown Showdown Series pres. by U.S. Marines
The Hometown Showdown Series will consist of four greatly-anticipated high school games that the Monsters and U.S. Marines will assist in highlighting and covering through social media. As a unique in-game feature, Monsters PA Announcer Jasen Sokol will lend his talents to the matchups and fan-favorite Monsters mascot Sully will be on hand to entertain the crowd each night.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the Monsters table at each game for a chance to win prizes and enter to win tickets to the Monsters Outdoor Classic on March 4 at FirstEnergy Stadium. In addition to the recognition of playing in the inaugural Hometown Showdown Series, athletes from each team will be recognized during an intermission at the Monsters game on Sunday, April 2. More information on that game and how to purchase discounted tickets, as well as a specialty Hometown Showdown Series baseball cap, will also be available during each Hometown Showdown Series matchup.
2022-23 High School Hockey Hometown Showdown Series
Friday, December 9
Padua vs. University School
15381 Royalton Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
Thursday, January 12
Brooklyn vs. Twinsburg
John M. Coyne Recreation Center
7600 Memphis Ave
Brooklyn, OH 44144
Saturday, January 21
St. Ignatius vs. Gilmour John M. Coyne Recreation Center
7600 Memphis Ave
Brooklyn, OH 44144
*One additional game will be announced at a later date
Try Hockey For Free
Saturday, April 1, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
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.