FAQs - HOCKEY LEAGUES

Hockey League FAQs

By any of the following methods:

  • Address: 1009 Orlando Avenue, Roseville CA 95661
  • Phone: (916) 783-8550
  • Hockey Office: (916) 783-8550 ext. 114
  • Fax: (916) 783-9235
  • Website: www.skatetown.biz
  • Email: hockey@skatetown.biz
  • Beginners can sign up for our 23-week adult learn to play hockey class, come out to Stick Times and/or take private lessons to work on your skills.

    The Spring/Summer league runs from March-August, 21 weeks. Fall/Winter league runs from September-March, 27 weeks.

    Spring/Summer 21 games (1 pre-season, 18 regular season games , 2 playoff games). Fall/Winter 27 games (1 pre-season, 24 regular season and 2 playoff games)

    Not usually. This would have to be discussed with the Adult Hockey Director.

    Yes! Call (916) 783-8550 ext. 115 for available dates/times/costs for private ice for team practices.

    Full gear is required. CLICK HERE for a list of gear.

    We do not rent any gear. You can purchase all gear at our ProShop.

    Yes!

    No, but you will dropped if your fees are not paid. Also, you may not be eligible for playoffs if you miss too many games.

    We do not allow players to substitute on a team. Teams that register under a “team fee” are allowed to have 18 players on their roster, but only 15 playing in a game. Players can in essence “sub” on a team that pays as a team fee by being one of the three additional players rostered. “Subs” are not permitted on teams registered as an individual fee.

    No. Payment plans are available for league dues.

    There are no gender restrictions in the leagues.

    Unless there are make-up/rescheduled games, all games are played on the same night each week. Bronze A and B play Sunday nights. Silver B Stanley – Friday, Silver B Wales – Monday, Silver A – Wednesday, Gold B – Tuesday, Gold A – Thursday. Games are 75 minutes long with three 15-minute stop-time periods.

  • Gold A – Highly skilled hockey players who have played junior, college, semi-pro and pro hockey and others who have played at a serious competitive level (Advanced)
  • Gold B – Players who have played high levels of hockey including youth travel, junior, or who have grown up playing for an extended period of time (Intermediate – Advanced)
  • Silver A – Skilled hockey players who know the game strategically have had experience playing in the lower level leagues. (Intermediate)
  • Silver B Divisions (Stanley and Wales Conference) - Players who are fairly new to hockey and may have played when they were younger. Many players move to this league after playing in the Bronze divisions after a period of time. (Beginner – Intermediate)
  • Bronze A Division – In general, players that take the ice for fun, exercise and excitement. Typically our largest division of hockey players. (Beginner)
  • Bronze B Division – This is the entry level rookie division. (Players just starting out playing hockey)
  • Contact the Hockey Director for a recommendation. We strongly recommend you visit Skatetown and watch games in the league / division that you suspect you should join. Be sure to sign up for the correct levels as players playing below their skill level may be required to move up a division.

    Click on ‘Game schedules’ under QUICK LINKS on the Adult League page

    Click on ‘Player stats’ under QUICK LINKS on the Adult League page

    Goals, assists, GP, min, Pts/Game, Pts

    Teams paying a team fee can roster up to 18 skaters and a goalie. Only 15 players are permitted on the bench for any game. Teams paying a per player fee may have a maximum of 15 players plus a goalie.

    All players must be 18 years or older to participate.

    Contact the Hockey Director or register online to place your name on a free agent list. The free agent list is sent to team captains needing more players.

    A player can play in multiple divisions, but only one team per division. Players are only eligible to play in one division higher or lower than their skill level. Ringers (players with high ability playing in a lower league) are not allowed.

    No. Your league fees include secondary insurance coverage.

    No.

    Yes. The Proshop is open daily. Check the hours here.

    Yes! The café will remain open until one hour after the last game ends each night.

    No outside food or beverages are allowed. The Skatetown café serves beer and wine. Also, Skatetown provides two water bottle filling stations and you are welcome to bring refillable water bottles.

    Captains must pay in a single payment prior to the start of the season. Captains must make an appointment with our Administrative Department (916) 783-8550 ext. 132 to submit their team fee package.

    Fill out the information on the free agent list or contact the Hockey Department at hockey@skatetown.biz. The Hockey Director will assist you with finding a team for your skill level.

    Submit your name here.

    No. Completion of the Free Agent Registration only ensures that the League will attempt to place you on a team. Not all players are placed as teams may fill up on their own.

    Yes. There are two drop-in games each week (Thursday 12:15pm and Saturday 7am). To view the current drop-in schedule: Drop-in Hockey

    Yes. Check the flyer for dates and details. There is a $20 handling fee in addition to 4 payments.

    No! All players must be paid in full and properly registered with the league to play.

    Yes.

    No. Each team purchases their own jerseys. Skatetown’s ProShop can assist with custom jersey purchases. Each team is required to have home and away jerseys.

    Ball divisions are non-checking and USA Hockey rules are strictly enforced.

    No. Fighting is not tolerated and will result in suspensions.

    Skatetown has a strict zero tolerance policy regarding negative behavior. Players in violation of rules and policies are suspended in accordance with league policy. Failure to follow this policy will result in ejection from the league.

    The current Adult Leagues Rules are located in the ‘Quick Links’ section on the Adult League page. It is the responsibility of all players to know and abide by the rules.

    Officials are employees of the Ice Hockey Officials of Northern California. https://www.ihonc-ca.com/

    Single elimination towards the championship but all the teams will receive the same number of games.

    By any of the following methods:

  • Address: 1009 Orlando Avenue, Roseville CA 95661
  • Phone: (916) 783-8550
  • Hockey Office: (916) 783-8550 ext. 114
  • Fax: (916) 783-9235
  • Website: www.skatetown.biz
  • Email: hockey@skatetown.biz
  • Beginners can sign up for our 13-week youth learn to play hockey class, come out to Stick Times and/or take private lessons to work on skills.

    Yes. In order for your child to get the most enjoyment out of the ice hockey experience, they should be comfortable with skating and stick handling before joining a league. Completion of Hockey 1, 2, 3 and 4 classes is recommended. CLICK HEREfor class information.

    If your child is 6-8 yrs old and completes a Parent & Me Hockey Class or Hockey 1 Class, they can sign up to skate in the Mite League. Children 8 years and older must complete Hockey 1, 2, 3 and 4 before joining league unless they have played ice or roller hockey and have sufficient skills.

    It is a recreational program with an emphasis on having fun and learning the game of ice hockey.

    The Spring/Summer youth league runs from March-August, 20 games and 20 practices. We may split the season into Spring (10 games/10 practices) and summer (10 games/10 practices). Fall/Winter youth league runs from September-March, 27 games and 27 practices.

    Full gear is required. CLICK HERE for a list of gear.

    We do not rent any gear. Gear can be purchased at our ProShop.

    To enjoy hockey to its fullest, you must have specific equipment that fits properly TODAY, NOT equipment you will "grow into." Hockey skates will be your biggest and most important investment. Youth skates cost anywhere from $80-$160. Your next most important investment is a helmet. Helmets with cages start at about $55-$100; however, more expensive helmets are usually more comfortable and are also adjustable with growth. For information on Skatetown’s ProShop beginner hockey packages CLICK HERE. We recommend that equipment be fitted by one of our knowledgeable teammates. To make an appointment for a fitting CLICK HERE.

    Goalies are one of the most integral parts of a hockey team. They do require special equipment that is more expensive than the normal player. We provide loaner goalie gear for our youth house leagues. For information on where to purchase goalie gear, stop by or call the ProShop, (916) 783-8550 ext. 112.

    We are not able to provide a credit or refund for missed games.

    No. You must sign up for the entire season, or the remainder of the season if you sign up partway into the season. Payment plans are available for league fees.

    Yes. If you sign up after the season has started, you will be charged a prorated fee. Some of our leagues fill up so we cannot guarantee that will you be able to sign up if the league is full. We do not allow you to play only for a portion of the season. You must pay for the full season, or the remainder of the season if you are signing up after the season has started.

    Yes. Check the flyer for dates and details. There is a $25 handling fee in addition to 5 payments.

    Yes.

    No. Each player purchases their own Skatetown jerseys from the ProShop. Both jerseys must have matching numbers.

    There are no gender restrictions in the leagues.

    Dates and times are subject to change. Current schedule as follows:

  • Mites – Practices Fridays 5—6 pm; Games Sundays @ 5:15pm– 6:15pm
  • Squirt/Peewee – Practices Mondays 5:15-6:15pm or Monday 6:30-7:30pm; Games Sundays @ 1:45pm & 3:00pm
  • High School – Practices Wednesday 5—6 pm; Games Sundays @ 4:15pm
  • There are 3 divisions. Player’s age at the beginning of the season is where he/she should register.

  • Mite (age 8 and under). Games are played cross-ice with multiple games played at once per USA Hockey recommendations. The rink will be divided up with “Border Patrol” pads into sections based on the number of players
  • Squirt/PeeWee (age 9-12)
  • High School (age 13 –17)
  • Squirt/PeeWee & High School level games will be played on full ice with referees and scorekeepers. Game times are one hour. Players may be moved between teams to ensure parity.

    This program allows players to attend league practices, but not participate in the games. During practices, players will gain a better understanding of hockey fundamentals, improve skills and get to know the coaches and league players. Once the coaches and player feels they are ready to play in games, they will be placed on a roster after the prorated fees are paid. This is a great option for players transitioning from the Learn to Play Hockey program into organized leagues. The price is half of the normal league fees. Players must get Hockey Director approval and fees will be prorated through the end of the season. Email the Hockey Director at hockey@skatetown.biz if you want to sign up for the Red Shirt Program.

    CLICK HERE. In the ‘Quick Links’ section, select the schedule for your division.

    The number of players in each division will determine the direction as to how that division will run. If a division consists of a small number of players, we may form new teams each week. If a division is large enough for 3 or more teams, we will create set rosters for each team and conduct games in a competitive format.

    Prior to game day, a coach can either confirm or request substitutions if they know that their team will be down to less than six players (excluding the goalie). Substitutions can be added so that the team’s player count totals six or more (excluding the goalie). Substitutions must come from players registered in the current youth league and the same level of play. No substitutions are to be made without prior approval of the Hockey Department or opposing coach.

    No. Your league fees include secondary insurance coverage.

    No.

    Yes. The ProShop is open daily. CLICK HERE to check hours.

    Yes!

    No outside food or beverages are allowed. Also, Skatetown provides two water bottle filling stations and you are welcome to bring refillable water bottles.

    All divisions are non-checking.

    No. Fighting is not tolerated and will result in suspension or ejection from the league.

    Hockey is a physical game, but unlike the stereotypical images where there are more fists flying than pucks, youth hockey is NOT a violent sport. Players are covered from head to toe in protective gear and good sportsmanship is promoted at all times. Many families involved in youth hockey report that their player is more likely to get hurt on the soccer field or basketball court where protective gear is not part of the uniform.

    CLICK HERE then select Youth League Rules under Quick Links.

    The mandatory parent orientation meeting is held in the party rooms during their child’s designated team practice, usually the 1st week of league. A flyer will be handed out during practice with the dates and details.

    Player Code of Conduct for Youth League:

  • Play for FUN and enjoyment of the sport
  • Learn the rules and play by them. Always be a good sport
  • Winning is a consideration, but not the only one, nor the most important one
  • Respect your coaches, teammates, parents, opponents and the officials
  • Work hard to improve your skills
  • Be a team player ‐ get along and cooperate with your teammates
  • Never argue with the decision of an official or coach, they will not change their minds
  • Learn teamwork, sportsmanship and discipline
  • Respect the arena and its facilities, without them you would not have a place to play
  • Be on time for all games and practices
  • We use the Mitron nextGEN House League Series curriculum.

    Players may be moved to different teams throughout the season to ensure continued parity. Travel players must be approved by hockey director prior to registration to ensure parity.

    Officials are employees of the Ice Hockey Officials of Northern California. https://www.ihonc-ca.com/

    Youth league registration opens 30 days before the first league date. CLICK HERE for a registration form or you can register in person. Select ‘Registration Form’ under Quick Links.

    Capital Thunder Youth Hockey. For info, visit http://capitalthunder.org/

    There are many variables to this question. One consideration is the amount of travel associated with a travel team. Between September and March, teams travel each weekend to various cities including the Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and as far south at Fresno. Teams may also travel to locations on the west coast for championships and tournaments. You need to make the commitment to travel and to the extra practices.

    The other consideration is the skill/talent level of the player. Travel teams are more skilled and as such have tryouts in order to be selected to a team. The player needs to attend the tryout sessions and will then be contacted by the appropriate coach as to whether or not they made a travel team.

    Approximately half of the league games will be played in another location. Plan on gas/travel, meals and possibly lodging. Likewise, these items are your responsibility for tournaments as well. Also, if more than two tournaments are attended the additional tournament entry fee and coaches stipend will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians.

    Yes.

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