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Beginning Hockey - Learn To Play Hockey

KC Ice Center in Shawnee, KS offers Learn To Play Hockey Programs. These programs are 8 week sessions and are usually offered year round. Participants do not need to know how to skate. The class is divided into 3 levels.  Beginning skaters start with Level 1. This program focuses on basic hockey skills. Participants in this program are required to have their own hockey equipment. A detailed list of the equipment needed can be found in our FAQ Section.  For more information and to register go to

House League Play

KC Stars Hockey offers House League programs from September-March for the main season and March-May for the spring season. We participate in a citywide league that competes against other hockey teams in the KC Metro area and surrounding communities. All USA Hockey age groups are offered including; 6U & 8U, 10U Squirts, 12U Peewees, 14U Bantams, and High School JV-Varsity which play in the Mid America High School Hockey League. Our coaching staff utilizes player evaluations to balance out the younger youth teams. Teams generally practice 1-2 times a week and play 1-2 games per weekend.

Travel Team Hockey

Travel Hockey is for the advanced player wanting to play at a competitive level and practice more. The level of competition is more advanced, the time and financial commitment is greater and typically requires a significant amount of travel, generally twice a month. Our Travel teams compete in the MoHockey league against St. Louis teams. They also host and attend away tournaments. Some travel teams also compete on a National Level. Try-outs and teams are formed for all levels in August. Divisions may have multiple levels of travel teams depending on the player turnout and skill level. These levels include 10U Squirt, 12U Peewee, 14U Bantam and Midget/High School age groups. Our travel teams also participate in many regional and national tournaments throughout the season. Travel teams have a consistent practice schedule with practices held twice weekly. Games are on the weekends and are scheduled by the travel team scheduler/manager.