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Try Hockey for Free - Feb. 23rd!

Posted by Spokane Youth Hockey at Feb 13, 2019 2:13PM PST

Your new skater (ages 4-12 for girls & 4-9 for boys) is invited to attend our Try Hockey for Free event on Saturday, February 23rd at the Spokane Arena (720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 Service Entrance Lot). This is an amazing opportunity to skate on the same ice as the Spokane Chiefs!

Each registered player will receive 2 tickets to the Chiefs game on 2/23 vs the Tri-City Americans! Our staff will be on site to answer any questions you may have about Spokane Youth Hockey programming. Please bring a bike helmet and gloves/mittens. Skates and sticks will be provided! Schedule: Girls Only from 12:30-1:00 PM (check-in at 12:00 PM) All Skaters from 1:00-2:00 PM (check-in at 12:30 PM).

Pre-registration required at See you on the ice!


Spokane Youth Hockey will be offering a House Division Goaltending and Shooting Clinic on Friday, February 22nd from 5:45-7:00 PM on Rink 2. This is FREE for Spokane Youth Hockey Goaltenders who are currently registered with SAYHA (but please register so that we can plan for the clinic).

We also need shooters at the clinic! This is a great opportunity for our skaters to get an extra hour+ of ice, have fun with friends and work on SHOOTING TO SCORE!

The session will run the players through a number of “shooter vs. goalie” situations with an emphasis on positive repetitions. Instructors will include our Director of Goaltending Development, Kyle Knudsen. Session cost is $15.00 for Spokane Youth Hockey shooters – all ages are welcome. Space is limited to a max of 12 goaltenders and 20 shooters – register today with this link!

Come join the FUN and learn how to shoot to score! See you on the ice!

The Board of Directors Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, February 14th will be moved to Wednesday, February 13th at 6 PM at the SAYHA Office located at Eagles Ice Arena (6321 North Addison).


Spokane Youth Hockey is pleased to announce that we will host a $99 Learn to Play Hockey program for youth players. Our $99 Learn to Play program is for players who have basic skating skills and are ready for more hockey. Players are in full hockey gear for this class.

Learn to Play consists of small groups of players on the ice with similar skill levels and follows the American Development Model guidelines which promote high activity through fun, station based practices and games. In order to effect appropriate skill development for LTP players, space is limited to 40 players per session.

Prerequisite: Lilac City Figure Skating Club’s Learn to Skate Class or basic skating ability (Learn to Skate class information and schedules can be found at

Series Length and Schedule: Winter 9 Week Series, 1 class a week on Saturday mornings (may join at any time)
 – 9:00-10:00 AM on Rink 2 at Eagles Ice Arena (6321 North Addison Spokane, WA 99208).

The Winter Session runs Jan. 5-Mar. 9, 2019 (no class on Feb. 16).

Equipment Required: Full hockey gear and stick (rental equipment is available through Spokane Youth Hockey sponsor, Play It Again Sports (1808 West Francis Spokane, WA 99205) for $39.00 (with the option to purchase at the end of the LTP class). Full gear includes a hockey helmet with facemask, hockey gloves and a stick – elbow pads and knee pads are recommended.

$99 Price Includes: Jr. Chiefs Learn to Play jersey and 9 hours of LTP ice instruction and scrimmages.

In order to register for our Learn to Play program, you must first register your player with USA Hockey (see registration link here for more information)!


Want more hockey in the new year? Register for our 2019 New Year’s Mid-Winter Meltdown Tournament! This is a fun, cross-ice pond hockey-style tournament and play will consist of 3v3 cross-ice with pond hockey nets (no goalies).

Dates: January 1-3, 2019 at Eagles Ice Arena (6321 North Addison)

Ice times by Division:
8U – 5:15-6:15 PM Rink 2
10U – 5:15-6:15 PM Rink 2
12U – 6:30-7:30 PM Rink 2
14U/16U – 6:30-7:30 PM Rink 2

Cost: $50 per player

Team Registration. Each team will consist of a maximum of 9 skaters. In order to form balanced teams (but also allow players to sign up with a buddy), please enter one name on the registration form for team placement. This is not required to be added to a team – all players from all Associations are welcome and will be placed (first come, first served). SPACE IS LIMITED to 36 players per division, so register today with this link!

See you on the ice!