Join us for a fun-filled winter while learning to skate and developing basic hockey skills. The program is divided into three levels: Learn to Skate, U6 and U8. “Learn to Skate” is for first time skaters regardless of age. U6 is for players born between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2012 that already have basic skating skills. U8 is for players born between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010 that have basic skating skills. We also welcome youth who were born before July 1, 2008 to join us if they are new to skating or ice hockey so they can give it a try. This is Owatonna’s starter program that players progress through before becoming active in Owatonna Youth Hockey Association traveling hockey.
A helmet is required for everyone on the ice. An entire bag of protective equipment is available for rent through the Owatonna Youth Hockey Association rental program for $50 per year. Skates can be leased at Straight River Sports for an entire season for a reasonable cost.