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



    SYHA Family Thanksgiving Skate! 11/28/2015

    Burn off those Thanksgiving desserts and enjoy some family time together on the ice at the rink!  

    Free family open skate just for all SYHA players and their families

    • Sat, Nov 28th, 11-12:10pm
    • Location:  SCRF
    • Format:  like public skate.  Helmet recommended for all ages, no sticks or pucks.  Buckets available for pushing.  Skate rentals available $3/pair.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!


    Registration for the 2016 Shatter Point Tournament is now open.


    We are looking forward to the start of another season of entry level programs! Here is some basic information regarding our programs, and links to register.  

    • Fall Learn to Skate - Registration is closed.  The fall session runs through Dec 19 (Sat) or Dec 21 (Mon).  
    • Winter Learn to Skate - will run from Jan 2 thru Feb 13 (Sat classes) or Jan 4 - Feb 15 (Monday evening classes).  Online registration will be open by mid-December.
    • Intro to Hockey -  Fall start registration has closed. Online registration will re-open for the January start in mid-December.  
    • Mini-mites - Fall start registration has closed. Online registration will re-open for the January start in mid-December.
    • Rec Hockey for ages 9 thru 13 - Fall start registration has closed. Online registration will re-open for the January start in mid-December.  Participants must have at least one prior session of skating lessons or equivalent experience.  Full gear required.  Class meets at the Union College ice rink on Sunday afternoons at 4pm beginning on October 25th.  Cost is $279. 
    • Try Hockey for Free - The Fall 2015 Try Hockey for Free was a great success!  If you missed it, please plan on joining us for our Winter event in February.  Details available in January.

    UNION Ticket Fundraiser Info

    Posted 11-2-2015

    The UNION ticket fundraiser has ended.  No forms submitted after Oct 30th will be processed.  No refunds or exchanges of tickets are allowed. If your plans have changed and you can no longer use tickets which you have already ordered, please try to find an SYHA member to swap with.

    Posted 10-15-2015

    LAST CALL!!  

    Deadline is approaching for Cross-ice Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, and Bantams to claim their UNION College Men's hockey tickets as part of their SYHA membership fee.

    No orders will be processed after October 30th, 2015.

    This deadline is FIRM.

    Registration is Closed for Squirt, Pee Wee and Batam Divisions

    Registration for the 2015-2016  SYHA season is closed for the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam, Divisions. Registration for the X-Ice Mites is still open and you can access the registration by clicking the link above.

    If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the Squirt, Pee Wee or Bantam divisions please email me at

    Interested in coaching?

    Dear Prospective Coaches,

    SYHA is accepting coaching applications for the 2015-2016 season. The application process is a "rolling process" - meaning we will evaluate applicants as we receive their applications and assign coaches accordingly.

    SYHA is committed to the ADM and values and principles of USA Hockey. In addition to the prerequisite training (appropriate coaching level, online modules, registered with USA Hockey) we expect our coaches to demonstrate behaviors and values consistent with those of SYHA and USA Hockey.

    If you are interested in coaching at SYHA for the 2015-2016 season please send a letter of interest (via e-mail) to Wally Bzdell. Within that letter please share:
    • Current USA Hockey Coaching level (if expired please explain)
    • Online USA Hockey modules completed
    • Current USA Hockey registration number (if expired please explain)
    • History of coaching, including most recent coaching experiences (all sports)
    • What level you are interested in coaching at SYHA
    • If you want to be a head coach or assistant coach
    • If you are willing to coach at levels/divisions other than those you listed as your preference
    • E-mail address and phone number to contact you

    Please make sure to forward this to any other coaches within or outside of SYHA who might want to join us for 2015-2016.  We look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours in Hockey,

    Wally Bzdell (on behalf of the SYHA Board)


    Online registration is not supported from a cellphone or a tablet.  Please use a PC or a MAC.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

    If you are having trouble registering from a PC or MAC, please go into your browser history and clear your cache and cookies.  If you are still having troubles, please send an email to explaing 1) what exact link you clicked on and 2) what error message you received.

    Thanks for registering; we appreciate your patience with technology!

    SYHA News

    Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice

    Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice

      Upcoming Events

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      Mini Mites
      • Nov
      • 28
      Intro to Hockey
      • Nov
      • 28
      SYHA Sponsored Skate
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      • SCRF
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      • Nov
      • 28
      Learn To Skate
      • Nov
      • 29
      Mini Mites
      • Nov
      • 29
      Pee Wee B at Bethlehem PW B Black
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      • Albany Academy
      • Tag(s): Pee Wee B 
      • Nov
      • 29
      Pee Wee B at Saugerties B
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      • Saugerties Kiwanis Rink
      • Tag(s): Pee Wee B 
      • Nov
      • 29
      Rec Hockey
      • Nov
      • 30
      Learn To Skate
      • Nov
      • 30
      Pee Wee B & Pee Wee C