Ice Hockey Programs

Lightning Hockey Development | Ice Hockey Programs

Overview

The Tampa Bay Lightning offer programs for ice hockey players of all ages and skill levels. See below for a list of programs on offer for children and adults.

Ice Hockey Programs

  • TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie league hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Rookie League is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

    Girls Hockey

    We have all new Girls Only programming for girls of all ages and skill levels including: Learn to Skate, Learn to Play, Rookie League, Rec League, and a Development Program for 11-16 year olds.

  • TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning Learn to Skate hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

    Learn To Skate programs

    Join Tampa Bay Lightning Alumni and Staff for 8-weeks of Learn to Skate! Take advantage of a great opportunity to improve your skating skills prior to starting hockey lessons. 

  • TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning Learn to Play hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Learn to Play is a program that provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice.(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

    Learn to Play

    The NHL and the NHLPA have partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning to provide a low-cost opportunity for kids to try hockey for the first time. During the 2023-24 hockey season, more than 800 boys and girls (age 5-10) will discover the sport of hockey for the first time through the Lightning Learn to Play Hockey Program. This program will be offered in multiple rinks throughout Florida.

  • TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 29: Kids ages 5-10 participate in the Tampa Bay Lightning rookie league hockey program at Xtra Ice Power Pole on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Rookie League is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff. The Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to providing girls within Florida and the Tampa Bay Area a safe, competitive environment to grow their individual hockey skills while promoting the enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of hockey. 
(Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

    Rookie League

    Lightning Made Rookie League (LMRL) is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league. LMRL is an 8-week program for ages 5-12 years old and is coached by Lightning Alumni and Staff.

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    Clinics/Camps

    The Tampa Bay Lightning offer ice hockey camps at different rink locations in the Tampa area throughout the year.

  • TAMPA, FL - MARCH 4: The Tampa Bay Lightning sled hockey team plays the Space Coast Blast on March 4, 2023 at Clearwater Ice Arena in Clearwater, Florida.  (Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson/Tampa Bay Lightning)

    Adaptive Hockey

    The Tampa Bay Lightning offer multiple programs for those with disabilities the opportunity to join in and play hockey. 

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    Heroes League

    The Tampa Bay Lightning Heroes League is a 10-week season of round-robin gameplay between teams composed of Medical Staff, Teachers, Veterans, Warriors, Firefighters and Police Officers. It is a 4v4 league run out at Power Pole Arena,  and also consists of other fun surprises along the way. 

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    High School League

    The Lightning High School Hockey League consists of 20 Varsity Teams, 16 JV Teams, and a Developmental League with 750+ players in the Tampa Bay Area.