The purpose of the pond hockey leagues is to give participants an opportunity to improve skating skills, learn the game of hockey, and have fun. Scores and standings will not be recorded. Teams are co-ed. Volunteer coaches are needed. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department if you would like to coach.
For more information, contact the Park Office at 218-828-2320.
Who Can Play
The pond hockey league is for youth of ages 7 - 10 (Penguins) and 11 - 15 (Polar Bears). Whatever the player's age is on January 1, 2018 determines the age classification for this program.
Parents' Meeting & Equipment Pickup
The meeting will be from 11 to noon on Saturday, December 16, at the Mill Avenue Park warming house. Parents who register online on or after the deadline should bring proof of registration. Helmets, elbow pads, and shin pads are provided. Goaltender equipment is also provided. Participants must provide their own sticks, skates, mouth guards, and gloves.
The first practice for the Penguins will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Mill Avenue Park skating rinks. The first practice for the Polar Bears will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Mill Avenue Park skating rinks. Games for both age groups will begin January 13, 2018.
Coaches determine the practice schedule, usually at 6 p.m., once or twice per week. Games are usually played on Saturday mornings at Mill Avenue Park or Nisswa, depending on the schedule. Starting in February, some games will be played in the evenings during normally scheduled practice times.
Polar Bears (ages 11 - 15) play at 10 a.m., and Penguins (ages 7 - 10) play at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.
Volunteer coaches are needed. Please contact Tony Sailer at 218-828-2320 if you would like to be a coach.
Mill Avenue Park
The registration fee is $42. The registration deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017. There is a $10 late fee for registrations received after that date.
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