Our youth hockey leagues give kids in Eagle County an opportunity to try out hockey and learn what it’s like to be on a team no matter their experience or skill level! Kids will enjoy mastering their skills on the ice with coaches who focus on building strong friendships between teammates and lasting life lessons like good sportsmanship and healthy habits.
Hockey leagues are just $135 per kid for an 8 week league that includes a jersey, practices and games. Hockey is only offered at the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink for kids 5-8 years old. Mini-Mites is for 5-6 year olds and Mites is for 7-8 year olds. Kids must be able to skate forward comfortably to participate in leagues. See below for season dates and details about practices and games.
|2021 League Info|
|Season Dates||Reg Opens/Closes|
|Jan 11-Mar 11||Nov 1/Dec 14 (2020)|
|Oct 18-Dec 15||Aug 24/Sep 20|
Create new memories and volunteer to be a coach! The satisfaction of inspiring youth is priceless. Volunteer today by contacting our youth sports team or when signing your child up.
When do rosters goes out?/ How do I know what team I am on?
For youth hockey, all kids participate together in clinic stations, and are not assigned to teams.
Can I make practice time requests?
All kids practice at the same time.
When will game schedules come out?
Scrimmages will be scheduled vs Vail Rec (Sunday afternoons) and all parents will be emailed when those festival dates are finalized, typically a week after the start of the program.
Where are game played?
Home festivals are at the Eagle Ice Rink. Away festivals are at the Dobson Ice Arena.
When does my child get a jersey?
Players will receive a jersey the first practice week.
What equipment does my child need?
All equipment on this diagram
Do you have equipment for rent?
We have lacrosse and hockey padding available for rent in Eagle and Edwards. Players still need to purchase their own helmet and stick.
Can my child play up or down a division?
Registration is based on age at the start of the program. There is a 6-month window where parents may register a child up a division at their discretion, but not down a division.
Why are your leagues based on age instead of school grade?
We utilize leagues based on age do be able to have the best developmentally appropriate rules and skill range for each age group. A two-year age range for each league allows closer skill sets, which allows for more competitive play, and consequently, better learning. Age-based registration is also used in club sports. Because of the variation in each national club organization’s cut off (some use January 1, some follow the start of the season, some follow school start cut-off), we wanted to have a consistent cutoff for every sport that was easy for parents to remember, so we go off the participant’s age at the start of the program.
How will we know if practices or games are cancelled?
We will utilize an SMS alert system (coming from the number  943-0583) to inform the primary parent on registration of any cancellations. Games will be cancelled at the discretion of Mountain Recreation, and will be done no later than an hour before the scheduled start of the game. Practice cancellation are at the discretion of coaches. If there are unsafe practice conditions (lightning, low air quality), coaches will be advised to cancel practice.
Can I be refunded if my child cannot play anymore?
Please see our Refund Request and Policy page for more info on refunds.