Learn to Play - Gear Hire

The WIHA ‘Learn to Play’ program is run year round during the school term at the Daytona Adventure Park in Upper Hutt. Everyone learns basic hockey skills and game play, with the emphasis on fun and best of all, no prior experience is necessary! Our Learn to Play program caters for kids from 5 - 12 years of age. We try to coach kids at the same level and will usually have 4 or 5 groups on the ice, all at different skill levels and abilities. As part of your free trial, we will supply all ice hockey gear required for your child. Simply turn up to the rink and we’ll take care of the rest! Our Learn to Play program takes during the school term on Thursdays from 6 - 7pm.

Gear Hire

Safety is paramount, and to assist new players in the program, WIHA offers a gear hire service to enable kids to get out on the ice for minimal cost. The gear hire includes everything the player needs to participate in the Learn to Play programme:

  • Helmet

  • Shoulder pads

  • Elbow pads

  • Gloves

  • Pants

  • Socks

  • Shin pads

  • Stick

  • Skates

The hire cost for a child is $40 for each Term, plus a $50 Bond which we will refund after all the gear has been returned. Most of the gear has been donated by players who have outgrown their equipment, although WIHA is gradually adding to our gear library. Purchasing your own gear at some stage, or donations, would be appreciated as this will allow us to continually develop the program.

Learn to Play - Gear Hire


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