Baptist Health Iceplex is proud to announce the launch of Southeast Florida’s first dedicated full range Girls Hockey program.
Girls of all ages are invited to join us on the ice to learn new skills, meet new friends, and play the great game of ice hockey.
The programs outlined below will help you to get started, regardless of your age and experience.
Girls Try Hockey for Free
Girls Try Hockey for Free is an informal event, designed to give the sport a try, for girls of all ages who are new to ice hockey. Participants will receive instruction in skating, stickhandling and other basic hockey skills.
Dates are sporadic and spaces are limited, so early registration is suggested. Please use the link below for a list of available dates and to register.
Session start date TBD
Girls Learn to Play
Girls Learn to Play is an introductory hockey program hosted by the Florida Panthers in conjunction with the NHL, the NHL Players Association and USA Hockey.
Participants receive six weeks of on-ice training with the Florida Panthers Alumni and USA Hockey certified coaches. Each participant will be custom fitted for a full set of hockey equipment to use during the program and beyond.
No minimum experience is required to participate in this program. However, some previous on-ice experience such as a Learn to Skate class series is highly recommended to ensure the experience is both fun and effective.
Panthers Girls Hockey Academy
The Panthers Girls Hockey Academy Presented by Baptist Health is an 8-week program that bridges the gap between Learn to Skate, Panthers Girls Learn to Play and the Panthers Girls Development League.
Instruction will focus on skating, puck handling, passing and shooting under the tutelage of the Baptist Health IcePlex professional instructors.
Prerequisite for enrolling in Panthers Hockey Academy is successful completion of Learn to Skate or evaluation by Panthers Hockey Staff.
Stay tuned for more information.
Panthers Girls Development League
The purpose of the Florida Panthers Girls Development League is to create a learning atmosphere which allows players to improve their skills and grow as a player on and off the ice.
The Baptist Health Iceplex staff coaches will implement the American Development Model (ADM) to maximize age-based skill development.
Our long-term approach allows us to grow the game starting with the 8U age levels and create an ideal bridge between recreation, high school, and travel hockey.
This league will forge a path for opportunities and success for ALL female hockey players.
Each player also must have a current USA Hockey Certification number which the player must have prior to registration.
Start Date TBD
Girls Travel Hockey
Baptist Health IcePlex plans facilitate competitive female teams at all ages for female athletes who have the skill and desire to play at the high levels.
The Panther Girls will intend to field teams in the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U age divisions.
Please check back from time to time about our plans to field girls travel teams.