Well, my 5 year old is all geared up, and ready to start his lessons in a couple of weeks. I never played organized hockey growing up, just frozen ponds and street hockey back in Vermont, but always been a die-hard Bruins fan. It's pretty cool that out here in southern CA, there are rinks open year round. It's an 8 week introductory class, teaching them skating and hockey basics. Then it's another 8 weeks, and if they want to continue after, they go to the inhouse leagues. Best part is, it's FREE (First 16 weeks)! Very cool way to get kids involved. He got all dressed up in the kitchen last night to see how he's gonna feel in full pads. Even put his cup on, which he got a kick out of.... Anyway, I am excited and wanted to share. Hope he likes it and wants to continue!