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  • Monday – Friday,
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday,
    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (June – August &
    during public skating sessions)
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Hockey Programs

learn to play hockey class

The University of Delaware Hockey Program offers comprehensive, year-round ice hockey training and competition for all age levels and abilities. We provide a fun, safe atmosphere at every level of youth hockey from 4 years to 17 years of age. We are also pleased to offer special clinics throughout the year.

Please look through our web site and summary below to explore your hockey optionsat the University of Delaware Ice Arenas. For more information about the program call (302) 831-6038, or e-mail Jim Kaden, ice arena manager.

Learn to Play Hockey

Learn to Play Hockey is designed to teach and strengthen basic skating and hockey skills. The classes prepare players for in-house or travel league play. Qualified instructors guarantee adequate attention to all players because of small teacher to student ratios.

Cross Ice and In-House Hockey Leagues

Cross-ice hockey is specifically designed for players 8 and under and provides fast results in the most enjoyable environment available. Cross-ice hockey is a system whereby skaters play the game along one-third of the width of the rink rather than the full length.

In-House Hockey League is designed for players ages 9 to 12 (or if evaluated to play in this league if younger than 9). This league is a great way to have fun while further developing hockey skills. The In-House League provides players quality game experience without travel

learn to play hockey class

Youth Travel Hockey

Junior Blue Hen Travel Teams are fielded for USA Hockey age levels, the Mites through Midgets. The teams compete in the Delaware Valley Hockey League, a well qualified organization that is comprised of teams from Delaware and Pennsylvania and competes from September through March.

Snipers Limited Travel organization participates in league action from November through March for children starting in the elementary grades up through high school, along with our men’s team in an in-house men’s program through the University of Delaware.

Hockey Clinics

The University of Delaware Hockey Clinics provide players with an opportunity to enhance their individual skill sets and team play in a positive, structured, and fun environment. Our experienced instructors are excellent teachers and role models. Our mission is to ensure every player receives the necessary learning opportunities to further enhance their skill base.

Open Hockey

Full equipment is required and is not provided by the UD Ice Arenas. Open hockey is for players 18 and older. Open hockey is a great time to work on your individual drills or play pick up games as well.

Adult Hockey Leagues

The University of Delaware offers adult hockey leagues at the Tier I and Tier II levels for the Fall/Winter season (September-March) 20 games, plus playoffs, a Spring season (April-May) 10 games plus playoffs and a Summer season (June-August) 8 games plus playoffs. For more information contact Stas Kukulka, Adult Hockey Director.

Scout Days at the UD Ice Arena

Come out and enjoy the great sport of ice hockey at these special events. Click here to download more information.

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