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The 2024-2025 season registration is Now OPEN!  Please get your USA Hockey registration number prior to staring your registration.


2024-2025 USA Hockey Registration



SUMMER 3V3 Session

Monday Nights (3V3) 

  • Mini-mites and 8u players will skate from 7:10-8:10, and 10U and 12U players will skate from 8:20-9:20pm. 

Thursday Afternoon (Optional Skills Session with Jeff Silengo)

  • 4:10pm - 5:10pm 6u/8u 5:20pm-6:20pm 10u/12u with Jeff Silengo

Mondays, and Thursdays, July 8th to August 22nd, 2024 at SCRF


For additional information and to register, please use the below link. See you at the rink!

2024-2025 Top Team Head Coaches

18U - James Buffoline
16UTB - Chris Kenny
16U - Thomas Gaunay
14U - Colette Youlen
12U - Kyle Youlen
10U - Dan Anderson
8U - DJ Cohen

Skating Lessons

Updated  6/23/24

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 a 7 week session of basic lessons is $119 per skater.   Special requests for a specific lesson group or specific lesson time are not guaranteed.  Registration cannot be pro-rated.  

Summer Session will run on Monday nights, 6-7pm, from July 8 - Aug 19th.  Online registration has closed, however you may register at no cost for the waitlist through Friday, July 5th.  We will notify you by email if we are able to offer you a spot in the Summer session beginning on Monday, July 8th.  click here to register for the waitlist.

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.


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 2024-25 season should be available by early September.


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Schenectady County Breaks Ground On Recreational Facility Expansion And Renovation

April 29, 2024

Members of the Schenectady County Legislature were joined by Schenectady Youth Hockey Association and representatives from the Wemple family earlier today to break ground on the expansion and renovation of the Schenectady County Recreational Facility, which is located at the County Airport in the Town of Glenville. The project, totaling $5.1 million, will be financed using funds allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall.

The expansion plan includes the addition of over 4,000 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 façade, a new room for activities, and extends the parking lot approximately 30 spaces. As part of the renovation, the facility will be renamed the “Schenectady County Ray Wemple Memorial Rink”.

"We're thrilled to embark on this important project, which will transform our recreational facility into a modern space that welcomes families and visitors from all over,” said Gary Hughes, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “With affordable entertainment options for everyone, this investment ensures our community will have a space to enjoy for years to come. We're excited for construction to begin and can't wait to witness the finished result."

Schenectady County Recreational Facility (SCRF)

Located at the County Airport in the Town of Glenville, SCRF currently supports more than a dozen Schenectady Youth Hockey Association teams, several adult hockey leagues, and two high school teams. The rink hosts hundreds of hockey games every year and offers a wide range of programs from ice skating to hockey, including learn-to-skate programs, and introduction to hockey. In 2023, attendance exceeded 29,000 people during open skating and generated over $400,000 in revenue.

Schenectady County Ray Wemple Memorial Rink

Ray Wemple was a dedicated member of the Schenectady County community, serving in various roles including at the Schenectady Police Department, Carman Volunteer Fire Department, and as the Schenectady County Emergency 9-1-1 Director. He was also dedicated to the Schenectady Youth Hockey Association, where he affected the lives of countless young athletes and their families, leaving behind a lasting legacy of mentorship and community spirit.

Upcoming Board Meetings


Dates: July 21, August 18, September 22, October 27
Location:  Zoom 
Time: 6pm

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

SCRF Public Skating and Stick and Puck Schedule

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.