Warwick Junior Hockey

WJHA / RI Jr. Blues Free Learn To Play


Welcome to Free Learn to Play


WJHA / RI Jr. Blues, and Thayer Arena, seek to develop new RI youth hockey players! Our 4- week program for boys and girls ages 4-12 will teach you the basics to get you started. 

Ideally participants will have some previous skating ability, but none is required — we will work with brand new skaters to get them out on the ice. This program is designed to provide children a chance to learn the game without the expense of paying for introductory instruction. 


This is open to all new and returning players in RI!  


A USA Hockey number is all that is required, For players 6 and under the USA Hockey Number is free!


  • Each session consists of one-hour lessons with instruction on stick handling, passing, shooting, skating, scrimmages and the rules of the game. We will follow USA Hockey's ADM program
  • Required Equipment: Hockey skates and stick, helmet with full face protection, hockey gloves, cup, elbow pads, and shin guards. This equipment is mandatory. Players will not be allowed on the ice without proper equipment.
  • This is a Free program!
  • Every Player receives a Free Jersey. 

Dates: Tuesdays; September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th 6:15pm  Thayer Arena,  Warwick, RI


All players who sign up for the rest of the  Learn to Play (LTP) Program that begins in October will receive a $50.00 credit towards the Program! That means you will skate from the first week in September to the last week of February for $250.00!!!!

Program Questions

Please direct questions to:

Mike Nelson



Gerard Schifino