We offer skating lessons year round at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility, 5 Tower Road, Glenville, NY. Each session is seven weeks long and consists of 7 weekly classes. Each class includes a 30 minute small group lesson and 30 minutes of independent practice time. The cost for the 7 week session is $119 per skater. Special requests for a specific lesson group or specific lesson time are not guaranteed. Registration cannot be pro-rated.
The current session is the "Fall" session, which will meet on Saturdays, 12:20-1:50pm, from Nov 4 - Dec 16, OR on Monday evenings, Nov 6 - Dec 18, from 6-7pm. YES there is class on Thanksgiving weekend.
The next session will be our "Winter" Session, beginning on Saturday, Jan 6th or Monday, Jan 8th. Online registration and more details will be available the first week in December.
Click here for a description of our lesson program and frequently asked questions, including questions about what to wear, make-up classes, lesson group sizes, etc. All lessons are held at SCRF, 5 Tower Road, Glenville, NY.
Questions about purchasing skates? Please feel free to speak with the Director, Patti Tashman before or after classes. Please note: double runners and size-adjustable skates are not allowed.
2023-24 Top Team Head Coaches Selected
8u - Pat Gillespie
10u - Dan Anderson
12u - Chris Kenny
14u - Colette Youlen
16u-Wrap* - Ryan O'Connell
18u-Wrap* - Ryen Young
18u-Wrap* - Jim Buffoline
* [Wrap teams play before high school season start (Late August through mid-November]
SYHA fully supports multi-sport athletes. Players are encouraged to play Fall sports with full support of head coaches (10u to 14u).
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February 15, 2023 - The County Legislature approved a $2.5 million expansion and renovation project for the Schenectady County Recreational Facility (SCRF) at their meeting at Yates Elementary School last night.
Our county ice rink offers affordable entertainment for residents of all ages, and this capital investment will make it a more welcoming space. An updated and spacious building will attract more families and visitors from across the Capital Region and be an asset to our community for years to come.
The expansion plan includes the addition of 4,660 square feet of space for four new locker rooms, an additional changing room, expanded restroom facilities, and a new and larger front entrance. It also includes a new exterior modern facade, a new room for activities, and expands the parking lot.
Target construction/completion timeline: Summer 2024.
As part of the resolution, the County’s Recreational Facility would be renamed the “Schenectady County Ray Wemple Memorial Rink” to recognize Mr. Wemple’s years of service as the Vice President of the Schenectady Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) and commitment to the rink. Ray Wemple retired from the Schenectady Police Department in 1989 and was a long time Schenectady County employee.
Learn more at www.schenectadycounty.com/recreation-facility
Upcoming Board Meetings
OPEN TO ALL ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Date: 12/10, 1/21, and 2/25
Location: Teleconference/ In Person
Time: 7pm or TBD if in Person
(Open to all SYHA members. Contact SYHA Secretary for conference call information)
SYHA is one of twenty-one associations that have been designated a USA Hockey Model Association.
In 2017, SYHA rolled out Hockey Scholar™, a online STEM education course to our players that brings science, technology, engineering and math concepts to life using the fast-paced game of hockey. We are the first youth hockey association in the nation to utilize Hockey Scholar demonstrating our commitment to player academic performance.