Yankton Area Ice Association

2019-20 Hockey Academy



Hockey Academy is a mini-season for a child to try out hockey before making the commitment to play for a whole season.  There will be approximately 6 sessions over 2-3 weeks, lasting around 45 minutes each.  Hockey Academy is best suited for kids 4+ years old with some ice skating experience; prior hockey experience is NOT required.  They should be able to skate a few strides without falling and stand up independently after falling.  It will introduce players and families to hockey gear use, getting the player to figure out their stick handedness preference, and simple hockey-related activities.  Informal scrimmages may be included.


1.  Hockey Academy fee:  FREE (Thanks to generous donations)

Fall Session - October

Spring Session - February


2. Equipment deposit:  $150.  A check in the amount of $150 is required at the time gear is checked out.  This check is not deposited and will be returned to you at the end of the session when the gear is returned.  In the event that gear is not returned, the check would be cashed.  


3.  All hockey academy participants are required to have a helmet and skates (provided)  The remaining hockey gear and sticks will be provided as our supply allows.


Please direct questions to:

Karen Schleiger

Karen Schleiger

Hockey Development Director

Phone: 970-481-9097