Learn to Play (Ages 4 to 9)


Our favorite program of them all!!!

Cool Sports offers a Learn-to-Play program for beginners ages 4 through 9.  The “Learn to Play” program is the most easy, fun and affordable way to get your son or daughter started in hockey, without having to make a large financial investment.

For 12 weeks, this program combines skating fundamentals, grass roots hockey development lessons, and tons of fun to help your little players find a love for the game!  For just $225, your child will receive an entire set of custom fit hockey gear – including skates jersey and stick – 6 skating lessons, 6 hockey practices, a graduation pizza party and a skill evaluation including path forward options at Cool Sports. This program is a great value!  The total estimated value of everything listed above, if purchased separately, is almost $1000!


FIRST WEEK ON THE ICE:  January 11th

Your player will get to choose from 1 of 3 weekly Learn to Skate classes that will run alongside the hockey practices that begin in week 5.


FIRST HOCKEY PRACTICE: Sunday, February 13th @ 2:00 PM


I signed up for hockey classes, why don’t we play hockey when we start the program?

Because it’s really hard to play hockey if you can’t skate 🙂 

When do I get our hockey equipment? 
Once you register, you will receive a virtual gear fitting form with step by step instructions on how to size and select your players gear. All ordered will be submitted to our supplier on January 4th so equipment will arrive in time for the first hockey practice.

What do we wear for Learn to Skate before the equipment arrives?
You will receive detailed info from the skating program, but your skater will utilize rental skates from Cool Sports before theirs arrives.

My son/daughter has already had some skating experience – do we have to do the LTS classes before hockey?
NO. But the learn to skate is included in the price and we highly recommend it for all participants.

Do I need to register for a Learn to Skate class as well?

NO. Your registration into the Learn to Play Hockey program is all you need to do. You will receive communication from our staff once you register with next steps.



PREDecessor – Learn to Play (Ages 4 to 14)


PREDecessor is designed for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 years old who can skate on their own, while Learn-To-Play covers beginners through age 14.  Each 6-week session is just $99.00.  Participants may repeat PREDecessor multiple times if necessary.  These classes are perfect for Little Preds graduates who aren’t quite ready for house league or simply older skaters who would like some more time and instructions.  Full hockey equipment is required; skate rental options are available if needed.

Your child must have some skating experience prior to joining this class. Cool Sports requires a  “Learn to Skate” class or “Learn to Play” class as a prerequisite for joining if you have no prior experience in order to maximize development and enjoyment.

Cool Sports will accept new players into this program at any time on a drop-in basis numbers permitting also, please email us for details.

For more information please email our Hockey Director Mike Craigen at mcraigen@coolsportstn.com.

Program Dates: 12/12/21 – 1/30/22

(No practice 12/26)

Cost: $99

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110 South Watt Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37934

Phone: (865) 218-4500
Fax: (865) 288-7332

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Cool Sports has Knoxville's best indoor ice and turf facilities!

* NHL sized ice surface
* 180x80 indoor turf field
* 135x65 indoor turf field

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