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Girls Hockey Programs

1. Learn to Skate

In The Learn to Skate program (LTS), you'll gain the skills that will enable you to enjoy a lifetime of fun and exercise. Step-by-step instruction in pleasant, fun, and supervised surroundings makes learning safe and easy. Classes are grouped by age and ability and meet once weekly.

Locations & Registration:

Invisalign Arena

Polar Ice Raleigh

Polar Ice Garner

Polar Ice Wake Forest

Polar Ice Cary

2. First Goal Girls

The Hurricanes' First Goal program is a joint initiative funded by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association in conjunction with the league-wide Learn to Play program. The initiative provides first-time participants ages 5-9 with hockey equipment and instructional, on-ice sessions.

Find more information & registration here.

The next registration will launch in May of 2024.

3. Girls Continue to Play

The Hurricanes’ Girls Continue to Play program is a continuation program for girls ages 6-11 that are looking to develop their hockey skills and prepare them for recreational play. The program offers 7 on-ice sessions for the price of $225.

Find more information & registration here. 

The next registration will launch in July of 2024.

4. Lil' Lady Canes League

The Hurricanes’ Lil Lady Canes League is for players ages 6-11 who have recently graduated from our First Goal Program or Girl’s Continue to Play and are ready to give league-play a try. The league will consist of one practice a week, and one half-ice game a week, for a total cost of $750.00 Registration includes 18 practices & 18 games, skill development, introduction to league play, and instruction from an all-female staff. 

Find more information & registration here. 

Find the 2023-2024 schedule here

The 2023-2024 season is SOLD OUT. The next registration will launch in August of 2024. 

5. Carolina Junior Hurricanes

The Carolina Junior Hurricanes are a nationally-respected, tryout-based travel hockey association based in Raleigh, NC serving over 700 male and female athletes. The Junior Canes girls’ program is ranked as the 40th best girls’ travel hockey program in the United States, and offers girls-only teams from 8U through 19U. 

With Tier II A and AA teams competing in local and regional travel leagues and Tier I AAA teams competing nationally, the Junior Canes are a valued partner in not only providing girls a place to compete at the youth level, but offering female athletes the opportunity to play at the collegiate level and beyond. In the 2023-24 season, 19 former Junior Canes are playing collegiate hockey at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III and ACHA levels. 

Find more information & registration here.

The 2023-2024 season is well underway. Tryouts will take place in April/May of 2024. 


Additional Offerings

Girls & Women's Hockey Celebration

The Carolina Hurricanes recognize girl's hockey all year long, but throw a larger celebration in March during Women's History Month. Since 2023, we have orchestrated the Girl's & Women's Hockey Celebration. The celebration has been hosted at PNC Arena and has included open skate, hockey skills clinics, 4 vs 4 competitions, a girl's high school hockey game, a panel discussion with Raleigh female leaders, and a Canes game!

In 2023, we celebrated alongside U.S. National Team Member & two-time Olympic Medalist, Megan Bozek. We plan to host again next March!

You can find media from our Girl's Hockey Celebration here.

Canes Girls Summer Camp

Each summer, the Carolina Hurricanes host co-ed, girls and goalie camps for recreational players ages 10U and 11+ years. These camps are focused on individual skill development to prepare them for the fall season and get them back on the ice after a summer hiatus.

Find more information & registration here.

2024 Summer Camp SOLD OUT.

Women's Hockey

Founded in 1995, the North Carolina Trailblazers Women's Hockey Association promotes competition, sportsmanship, athleticism, and community awareness by giving women ages 14 and up a place to play ice hockey. They welcome players of all skill levels, and currently offer a recreational house league with additional competitive travel opportunities. 

The Carolina Lady Hurricanes mission is to provide players with a competitive, yet fun experience while playing for the Lady Canes. They strive to provide players with the opportunity to compete with and against skilled players to help them achieve their hockey goals. They want to provide a quality overall experience for the competitive hockey player. By offering multiple teams at varying skill levels, they hope to foster an inclusive environment and welcome players at all stages of the game - from beginners to professionals.