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

     Registration for the winter session has closed.  The winter session will meet Mondays Jan 2 thru Mon Feb 13 or Saturday Jan 7 thru Feb 18.  Classes will be held on Martin Luther King weekend.

    The next session is "Spring I", and will begin on Sat Feb 25 or Mon Feb 27.  Online registration for Spring I is NOW OPEN! Click here to for more information or register.   Registration will close on February 18th, or sooner upon reaching maximum capacity.  

    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.



    Try Hockey for Free - will be presented again this season on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at SCRF from 11:10am-12:10pm.   Advanced registration will be required, check back for further updates.

    Intro to Hockey  Registration has closed. Classes will meet from January 7th thru February 25, 2023 on Saturday mornings at SCRF from 10-11am.   This program is ideal for ages 5 or 6 having completed at least one session of skating lessons.   FEELING  THE PINCH OF INFLATION?  Save $60 if you wish to re-use a jersey rather than receive a new one.  Email Linda Z at if you are interested.  Limited number/sizes available.    

    Mini-mites.  The Mini-mite program will run from  Jan 7th thru  Feb 26, 2023 and will meet on Saturdays at SCRF from 8:50-9:50am and on Sundays from 8-9am at UNION.   Ideal for ages 6 or 7 having completed Intro to Hockey or other hockey experience.  Add $60 if a reversible jersey is needed.  

    The January start of our Rec Hockey for ages 9-13 program will run thru February 26, 2023  and will meet on Sundays at UNION College, 3:45-5pm.   Open to both beginners and those with prior hockey experience with the requisite skating ability.   Beginners must be able to skate forwards, backwards, and come to a full stop.  Full gear required.   

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    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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    2023-24 Head Coaching Application

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    Next Board Meeting

    Date: 2/26/23
    Location:  Teleconference
    Time: 7pm

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

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    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.