Hitting a puck past a goalie isn't an icy pipe dream anymore, even in the Louisiana heat. Boys and girls ages 4–12 may sign up for a Learn to Play Hockey program sponsored by Baton Rouge Blades and the NHL team, Dallas Stars. The program is six Saturdays of training in the sport, from 8:30 am–9:30 am, at Leo's Iceland. The $85 registration fee includes all hockey equipment, including skates (and they're yours to take home). For children under 8, register by entering your zip code at learntoplay.nhl.com. For children ages 8–12, call Coach Jim at (612) 281-8575. batonrougeblades.com.