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Tanner's Kids

Who was Tanner Catalano?

Tanner Catalano


Tanner's Kids

"Tanner's Kids" is an Arizona non-profit organization whose focus is to promote the game of hockey through the memory of friend and teammate Tanner Catalano who played the game with incredible passion.

The program is a FREE introductory program, consisting of three (3) classes, for boys & girls ages 4-12 interested in learning to skate and try hockey basics. Offered as the Ice Den's Scottsdale version of the Arizona Coyotes "Little Howlers", Tanner's Kids at the Ice Den Scottsdale is slightly modified and is taught by the Ice Den's Scottsdale professional coaching staff with volunteer on-ice help from members of the Tanner's Kids Foundation.

The goal of the program is to remove the financial burden of having to purchase hockey equipment, which prevents hundreds of kids from ever knowing if they want to play hockey.  By providing equipment and instruction at no-cost, families have the opportunity to try the sport without the financial risk and as a result the organization continues to grow the game by introducing the sport to more kids.

Please Be Advised

Tanner's Kids will be on hiatus during the 2017-18 hockey season.  Watch for session dates and registration to open this spring.

Click here for information on Little Howlers 2.0, a Learn to Play initiative in partnership with the National Hockey League and the Arizona Coyotes.

All Tanner's Kids participants receive:

  • Three (3) 45-minute on-ice sessions with instruction
  • FREE Tanner's Kids hockey jersey
  • Use of some hockey equipment & skates
  • $50 voucher for Ice Den Learn to Skate programs

Space is limited for all Tanner's Kids Programs. To be eligible for this program:

  • The skater must not have participated in a previous Ice Den or other skating/hockey programs.
  • The skater must be present for the first class of each session.
  • Participants are only eligible to sign up for one Tanner’s Kids First Session. 

This is a true BEGINNERS CLASS designed to introduce new kids to basic skating skills. As the foundation for the sport of hockey, skating is the primary focus. However, hockey sticks will be used during class #3 for some basic hockey fun. 

Watch Tanner's Kids in Action!

Tanner's Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies heavily on donations and our two annual fundraisers - the Tanner Golf Tournament and Tanner's Cup Hockey Tournament.

To make a donation or to get involved with one of the events, please contact a member of the Tanner's Kids Board of Directors below:

Stacey MacDonald


Daren Edwards


Matt Zubrod


Marc Kamin