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    Our Rinks

    The Schenectady County Recreational Facility ("SCRF") - 5 Tower Road, Glenville NY, and UNION College Messa Rink, 1261 Lenox Road, Schenectady, NY




    FALL 2016

    We offer entry level hockey programs for ages 5-13.  Participants must be able to skate independently for entry level hockey programs.  The more capable and comfortable your child is skating, the more they can participate and enjoy learning hockey skills. Below is some basic info about our fall programs and the links to register.

    NEW THIS YEAR - All parent volunteers for the Intro to Hockey, Mini-mites, or Rec Hockey programs must register for and attend a USA Hockey Level 1 Coaching Clinic.  A Level 1 clinic was offered in this area on Sunday Sept 25th.  The next  Level I clinic in the area will be in Glens Falls on Sunday 10/23/16.  Click here to search for clinics or register:  Do not get closed out - register soon!

    • Fall Skating Lessons: Registration now open.  Runs on Saturdays, Nov 5  - Dec 17, from 12:20-1:50 or Mondays Nov 7 - Dec 19, from 6-7pm, at SCRF.  7 classes for $99.  Online registration is now open -  click here to register.   PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON NOV. 3rd.  After Nov 3rd, you may register to be on a waiting list to fill any opening beginning with the second week of classes.

    Lobby registration will be Sat Oct 29 from 9:30-11am and Wednesday, Nov 2, 5:30-7pm.  

    • Try Hockey for Free:  Sat Nov 12, 2016, 4-6pm.  Advance registration will be required at  As of 10/08 - registration is open!
    • Intro to Hockey:  Ideal for ages 5-7.  Meets once per week, Nov 19 - Feb 25 on Saturday mornings from 10-11 am at SCRF.  Full gear required.  9/13 - REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click here to register.
      • Limited supply of free loaner gear is available - you must provide skates, stick, and hockey helmet with face cage.
    • Mini-mites:  Ideal for ages 6-8.  This is our follow up program to Intro to Hockey, or for those with other prior experience.  Class meets twice per week Nov 6 - Dec 31 (Fall session) and Jan 7 - Feb 26 (Winter Session), on Saturdays at  8:50am at SCRF for skating skills with Dave Randall, and on Sundays at 8:00 am at UNION for skills, practice, and small games with Walter Peretti.  9/13 - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Click here to register.
    • Rec Hockey for ages 9-13:  Beginner and advanced beginner/intermediate instructional hockey program.  Must be able to skate independently.  Class meets weekly on Sunday evenings from 4-5:15pm at Union College.  Full gear is required. 9/13- REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click here to register.

    Email Linda Z at if you have any questions.

    Picture Day Tuesday

    November 1st & 3rd 


          November 1st

    Squirt, Pee Wee & Bantam

    November 3rd



    All teams should be prepared to wear dark game jerseys with dark game socks.  Be fully dressed and ready to go lined up on the bench 10 minutes before scheduled ice time  Players should carry helmet and stick to bench (and If desired at team discretion, a practice jersey).  Once the zamboni clears and photographers are setup on the ice, we will skate them out in a line and take their photos. We will have 3 photographers concurrently at the zamboni side of the ice.  Then they can go back to bench and change jersey if desired, put on helmet and join their teammates practicing.  Jersey Parent should remain at the bench to collect jerseys. 

    Orders will be filled out on order forms at the rink.

    PLEASE DO NOT PRINT or FILL OUT IN ADVANCE. We need the orders on the original forms at the rink. 

    Any questions please contact Amy Jessup at

    Thank you


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    Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice

    Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice