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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


    Association Holiday Apparel Sale and Team Fundraising

    If you are looking to support the Association or a specific team, check out our fundraising page.  Deadlines and deliver dates vary by team.

    Skating Lessons

    Skating Lesson sessions are offered year round, and are appropriate for ages 4 thru adult, beginner to advanced skaters.  Each session costs $99 per skater and consists of 7 weekly classes comprised of a small group lesson and 30 minutes of independent practice time.  Semi-private advanced lessons are offered March thru October.  Follow the link below for details regarding the upcoming session.

    • Fall Session runs Sat, Nov 4 thru Dec 16 or Monday, Nov 6 thru Dec 18.  There IS class the weekend following Thanksgiving.  Online registration has closed.  We will be contacting waitlist registrations beginning Nov 8th.
    • Winter Session will run Saturdays, Jan 6 - Feb 17th, or Mondays, Jan 8 thru Feb 19th.  Online registration and more information will be available in early December.

    Entry Level Hockey Information 2017-18

    Fall Registration for our Entry Level Programs has closed; Registration for January Start dates will be open in early December

    Intro to Hockey, January Start - ideal for 5-6 year olds who have had prior skating instruction.  Class meets once per week, Saturday mornings at 10am beginning Jan 6th.  Loaner equipment will be distributed before class on Jan 6th.  Online registration will be open in early December.

    Mini-mites, January Start - ideal for 6-7 year olds with some prior hockey experience.  Class meets twice per week, once on Saturday mornings at 8:50am and again on Sunday mornings at 8am beginning on Sunday January 7th.  

    Rec Hockey for ages 9-13, January start -  a beginner and advanced beginner hockey program to work on both skills and gameplay.  All skaters must be able to skate forwards, backwards, and stop and should have prior skating instruction.  Class meets on Sunday afternoons 4-5:15pm at Union College beginning on January 7th. Online registration will be open in early December.

    Try Hockey for Free will be back March 2018 ! Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 4-5pm or 5-6pm, at SCRF.  Advanced registration will be required at www.tryhockeyforfree.comAll participants must bring winter gloves and a bike or hockey helmet; bring skates and your hockey stick if you have them.  Skates and hockey sticks will be available to borrow if you don't have your own.

    Questions about which program is best for your child?  Contact Linda Z at 518-393-9459 or

    18u Registration now open

    Please use link below to register

    The coach for the 18u team is Bruce Pomakoy


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