Welcome to Little Kings at Iceoplex Simi Valley!
This is always a blast for 5 - 9 year-olds new to the sport of hockey. We created this program for the Kings some years ago and it continues to grow.
The Little Kings Learn-To-Play program is open to children 5-10 years old. It's for first time players only who have not participated in organized hockey or previous years of the program.
The Little Kings Learn-To-Play Program will help your child build character, become a team player, and meet new friends who enjoy the game of hockey! And it's great exercise!
$200 includes 6 on-ice sessions and head-to-toe equipment!
The program begins on Saturday, April 16 and runs 6 consecutive Saturdays through May 21.
LK1 1:45pm - 2:45pm FULL
LK2 2:45pm - 3:45pm FULL
LK3 3:45pm - 4:45pm FULL
LK4 4:55pm - 5:55pm FULL
We strongly suggest signing up for the last sessions. The earlier ones are far more crowded. Your player will get more attention during those sessions. Previous participants have said that they signed up for the late sessions so their day wasn't broken up and that their kids slept quite well!
Click here for more information and to register: https://www.nhl.com/kings/community/littlekings
After you click on the green 'Register' button, scroll down and select one of the 'Simi Valley Iceoplex' Sessions.
This program is run at Iceoplex Simi Valley and is administered by the Los Angeles Kings. Please direct any questions to the Kings.
We will be offering a Learn to Skate in advance of LK.
Starting with proper technique and building upon that will enable your player to progress more quickly and give him or her (and you) a greater sense of satisfaction and pride.
Coach Julie has caringly and expertly helped with the Lil Kings program in the past teaching skating skills and the players respond well to her. She is also available for Private Skating Lessons!
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Great news! You will be provided with head-to-toe CCM hockey gear. Prior to the start of the program, you will receive an email with details about when and where to pick your gear up. The staff will be providing fit guidelines and helping you and your player get comfortable in his/her new gear.
Helping your new player get dressed for hockey can be scary, especially the first few times. Luckily, Coach Garrett and Coach Linda have created a video to help.
Feel free to ask for help from coaches or other parents who look like they know what they are doing. Everyone is "new" at some point in their lives. We would much rather you ask for help than have your player missing equipment or wearing it wrong, making it both unsafe and uncomfortable!
Start with your base layers, INCLUDING gender-specific protection
Make sure the socks are secure to the body - there is nothing worse than socks falling down and exposing the shin pads. It looks bad and also makes it incredibly difficult to get up once the player has fallen.
Make sure the helmet fits well. Coaches will be looking for helmet security, especially Coach Linda. All players under the age of 18 must wear a mask. If the helmet is too loose, it will do nothing to protect a player. If it's too tight, it's uncomfortable. We suggest a snug fit around the head and one finger of space on the chin strap. The chin cup on the mask should be touching the chin. Refer to the fit guide of the helmet or ask a coach for assistance.