Learn to Play Mini Mites

Learn To Play/Mini Mite Program


Learn To Playalso known as Mini Mites, is a development program and the first step for players who are interested in joining youth hockey. Mini Mites usually consists of 4 to 8 year olds who are just beginning to play ice hockey. This highly regarded program is intended to teach young players the basics of skating, stopping, stick handling, shooting and being a part of the team. Most of all, Mini Mites gives the player a chance to get on the ice and have fun!

Equipment is included in the registration fee, so all the player needs is a pair of skates, and a neck guard!

All players must be registered with USA Hockey to participate in the Learn to Play/Mini Mite program. The annual registration date for USA hockey begins April 1st. 

To register with USA Hockey, click the link below.



What aged players are appropriate for this program?

Mini Mites usually consists of 4 to 8 year olds who are just beginning to play ice hockey.


What time of the year does this program run?

Mini Mites start in October.


Where are practices typically held?

All practices are held at Michael Ries Rink at 5000 Forestwood Drive in Parma.


When are practices and how often are they?

Mini Mites practice every Saturday and Sunday.


How many games will they play? What days of the week?

Games will be scheduled after December with other Learn to Play programs in the area.


Are jerseys provided or are they purchased separately?

Jerseys are provided.

Extra Costs

What costs beyond registration fees should be expected?

During the season the team manager will set up team parties and different activities throughout the season that may require an out of pocket expense. These are all optional and not required.

2023-2024 mini mites wait list


The current mini mite program for 2023-2024 is full. Please register for the waitlist and look out for more information soon.


$0 now

$300 when accepted

Includes all equipment except skates and socks. 

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