Tampa Bay Lightning

Basics for Hockey Beginners and Experts alike!

Welcome to Hockey 101 where Tampa Bay Lightning pros will share lessons ranging from jargon to advance plays in order to help the every day fan and avid player continue to grow and learn about the sport of hockey. Go from Hockey 101 to 301 and go from the ranks of player to General Manager as you learn everything there is to know about hockey.

Classes start two hours before puck drop. If the game starts at 7:30, the class will start at 5:30. Check-in for the class is at the premium doors inside the McDonald's Ticket Office at Amalie Arena. Late arrivals will be asked to attend another Lightning University session.

Attending Lightning University classes are free but you must have a ticket to that night's game for admission into the session.


Learn about the game, brush up on your knowledge, learn terms and positions involved in the game of hockey through this introductory page for beginners or a refresher for experts.


Go deeper in to the rules of the game in Hockey 201 with more complex discussions around rules and coaching discussions.


The third course in the Lightning University is focused on coaching strategies and tactics.

Hockey 101 Schedule
November 12 Lightning vs. Calgary Flames RSVP
November 19 Lightning vs. New York Rangers RSVP
Hockey 201 Schedule
December 10 Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes RSVP
January 19 Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers RSVP

Hockey 301 Schedule
March 5 Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes RSVP
March 8 Lightning vs. Boston Bruins RSVP
March 11 Lightning vs. Philadelphia Flyers RSVP