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2023 - 2024 Season Jersey Assignments

SYHA Jersey Order and Preseason Sale

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Skating Lessons

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 called "Spring II" and will meet on Mondays only, 6-7pm, from April 24 thru June 12.  There is no class on Memorial Day, May 29th.  

The next session is our "Summer" session and will meet on Monday nights, 6-7pm, July 10 - Aug 21.  Cost is $119 per skater. Registration is now OPEN, click here to register.  Registration for the summer session will close on July 2nd.  From July 3rd through July 7 you will be able to register for the waitlist at no charge; if we are able to offer a spot to you we will let you know by Sunday July 9th.

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.


SYHA Summer 3V3 Challenge

You don't have to wait for the fall - come on back to the rink this summer and stay cool playing  3v3 on Monday nights!  SYHA Coaches and volunteers will coordinate 3 v 3 cross ice games at SCRF.

  • Skaters will be assigned to teams weekly to ensure balanced and competitive play. 
  • Space is limited and registration will close if an age level reaches maximum capacity or at the latest on June 5, 2023
  • There are 40 spots available for skaters on Thursdays. Registration for the hour skating lesson will close when maximum capacity is reached.
  • Please noteevery participant must bring their own light AND dark jersey to each session if you are not purchasing a summer jersey.
  • Full gear required for all levels
  • All players must be registered with USA hockey for the 2022-23  season, players not registered with SYHA for 2022-23  season programs will have to provide their 2022-23 USA Hockey confirmation number.
  • Goalies will be used at the 10U and 12U  levels only.  Goalies are dedicated and will not skate out, must provide their own gear.

Age brackets (based on level child would be in the fall):   

  • Mini-Mites (typically 2017 and 2018 birth years) - Must skate independently, have some prior hockey experience and be age 8 or under
  • 8U (born in  2015 or 2016) - at least one full year of prior hockey and registering for Mites in the fall
  • 10U (born in 2013 and 2014) 
  • 12U (born in 2011 and 2012, or be from SYHA Rec Hockey program)

When: Mondays and Thursdays  July 10th to August 21st, 2023

Time:  Provided there is sufficient enrollment, the Mini-mites and 8u players will skate from 7:10-8:10, and 10U and 12U players will skate from 8:10-9:10pm.  PLEASE NOTE:  In the event we do not have enough registrations, all players will skate from 7:10-8:10. Full Ice games are anticipated for 10U and 12U with sufficient enrollment.

           Thursday- 4pm-5pm with Jeff Silengo

 Where: SCRF, Schenectady County Recreational Facility, 5 Tower Road, Glenville

Cost thru June 5th:  

  • $165.00 for skaters (Includes a summer SYH jersey and Thursday skating instruction)
  • $100.00 (Only Monday night 3 v 3 registration includes a SYH summer jersey) 
  • FREE for goalies 

Questions?  Please Contact Victoria

Registration -

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).

Entry Level Programs

SYHA is proud to offer the following entry level hockey programs.  Click here for more information about our entry level programs.
INTRO TO HOCKEY -  Ideal for ages 5 and 6; one session or more of skating lessons, or equivalent skating experience required.   Program runs November - February.  Program typically meets 1/week on Saturday morning.  More details and online registration for the 2023-24 season should be available by early September.
MINI-MITES  - Ideal for ages 6 and 7, Intro to Hockey or equivalent skating and hockey experience required.  Fall session runs Nov and December; Winter session runs January and Feburary.  Program typically meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings.  More details and online registration for the 2023 -24 season should be available by early September.
REC HOCKEY for ages 9-13 - Ideal for the older beginner, MUST be able to skate forward, STOP, and skate backward.  This may require several sessions of skating lessons before registering.  Program runs from the end of October thru February.  More details and online registration for the 2023-24 season should be available by early September.


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$2.5 Million Upgrade Approved for SCRF by Schenectady County

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

SCRF Public Skating

Next Board Meeting

Date: 3/12/23
Location:  Teleconference
Time: 7pm

(Open to all SYHA members.  Contact SYHA Secretary for conference call information) 

Live Barn

Watch live and recorded games/practices at SCRF (and hundred of locations) via LiveBarn.  Use SYHA code eeac-87f8 for 10% discount.

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.