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Union Skills Clinic

2015 Pre-Season skills clinics, hosted by Union College:

Thursdays, August 20, 27, September 3

Squirt 5:45-6:45p (Skills, transitional tactics to full-ice, small games)

Pee Wee, 7-8p (Skills & tactics, small games)

Bantam and above 8:15-9:15p (Skills and checking intro, small games)

$10/ice time, payable at the door.

Any questions, contact Adam at or 388-8365.

Thanks very much



Registration is now OPEN for the following:

(Note:  Entry level programs should be open by the first week in September.  See basic program information below)

Skating Lessons this September!

Registration is now open for September session of skating lessons. Click here for more information or to register.  7 weeks for $99. All lessons held at SCRF, 5 Tower Road, Glenville, NY.  See  Frequently Asked Questions

  • September Session:  Mondays, 9/14-10/26, 6-7pm, $15 late fee after 9/10/15.  

Remember, one session of skating lessons or equivalent experience is required before starting Intro to Hockey in November.  The September session of Skating Lessons is the perfect way to start if you are thinking of signing up for Intro to Hockey in November.

If you wish to pay by check for skating lessons, register online and select "pay off line" at the payment screen, and follow the instructions provided or on the "Paying by check" link to the left.  You must mail your payment before the first class.  We do not accept cash payments or payments at the rink.


We are looking forward to the start of another season of entry level programs! Here is some basic information regarding our programs.  Online Registration for fall programs will be open by early September.

  • Learn to Skate - 7 week sessions starting in September, November, January, March and May. Online registration is now open for the September session.  Open to children and adults, age 4 and up.  Cost is $99 per session.
  • Try Hockey for Free - sponsored by USA Hockey, this is open to children under the age of 12 to come and give hockey a try on Saturday 11/7/15.  Cost is free, but you must register online in advance, and bring winter gloves and a helmet (hockey, bike, or ski helmet).  Registration will be open in early October.
  • Intro to Hockey - our first course, open to all ages but ideal for ages 5-6. Cost is $199.  Participants should have 1 session of skating lessons or equivalent experience. Loaner gear is available; you must provide skates, stick, and hockey helmet.   Class will meet Saturday mornings, 10am, beginning on Nov. 14th.
  • Mini-mites - the follow up program to Intro to Hockey or for new players with some prior hockey experience.  Class will meet on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Fall Session runs 11/8/15 thru 12/27/15.  Cost is $210 for  one session (fall or winter), or $370 for both sessions. 
  • Rec Hockey for ages 9 thru 13 - entry level thru intermediate hockey program for older players.  Participants must have at least one prior session of skating lessons or equivalent experience.  Full gear required.  Class meets on Sunday afternoons at 4pm.  Cost is $299.

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)

2015-2016 Midget Registration is now open


Anyone interested in playing Midget Hockey next year should contact our coach Brad McCormack at We are excited about the possibility of bringing this team back to SYHA. 

Check back on May 15th for the registration link...

Summer 3v3 Challenge 2015

Summer 3v3 program will meet on the following dates:  7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, and 8/24.  Mini-mites and Mites skate 7:10-8:10 and Squirts and PeeWees skate 8:10-9:10.


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!

Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice

Cross Ice Mites posing for a picture after an ADM practice

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