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The Schenectady County Recreational Facility ("SCRF") - 5 Tower Road, Glenville NY, and UNION College Messa Rink, 1261 Lenox Road, Schenectady, NY


2018-19 Season Registration for 8u through 18u

is expected to open soon


Summer 3v3 Challenge 2018

Click here to register for our Summer 3v3 program on Monday nights. 

This program runs from Monday, July 9 thru Monday August 20 and is meant to be a fun opportunity for kids to play like kids - no skills, or drills, just 3 on 3 games.  Full gear and USA Hockey registration is required.  Goalies will be used for Squirt and PeeWee divisions only and do not skate out.

     Mini-Mites (2012-2013) and Mites (2010-2011) skate from 7:10-8:10

     Squirts (2008-2009) and PeeWees (2006-2007) skate from 8:10-9:10

Cost is $75.00 for skaters and includes a jersey.  Cost for goalies  is $30, plus $15 if optional jersey is desired. 

Prices increase to $95 (skater) and $50 (goalie) on June 1st.  Registration for each division will close when it reaches capacity.

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 30 minute small group lesson and 30 minutes of independent practice time.  Semi-private advanced lessons are offered March thru October.  See below for information regarding registration.

  • Spring II Session - Lessons on Monday nights only.  April 30 - June 18, 6-7pm. There will be no class on Memorial Day, 5/28.  Registration hass closed. 
  • Summer Session will run July 9 - Aug 20th, Monday nights, 6-7pm.  Online registration will be open approximately one month before each program begins.  Limited openings in hockey skating skills  lesson group (hockey stops, backward crossovers, inside and outside edges) and introduction to figure skating lesson group.  PLEASE NOTE:  Both of these lesson groups have strict pre-requisite skills.
  • September Session will run Sept 10 - Oct 22, Monday nights 6-7pm.  Online registration will be open approximately one month before each program begins.

Entry Level Hockey Information 2018-19


We are looking forward to starting another season of our entry level programs! 

Intro to Hockey Ideal for ages 5 and 6 with no prior hockey experience.  Full gear is required, however we do have limited quantities of loaner gear which can be borrowed.  You must provide hockey skates, stick, and helmet with face mask.  Completion of one or more sessions of skating lessons is required before participation.  Program meets on Saturday mornings with Coach Walter Peretti.

Mini-Mites Ideal for ages 6 and 7 who have taken Intro to Hockey or have had other equivalent prior hockey experience.  Full gear is required, however we do have limited quantities of loaner gear which can be borrowed.  You must provide hockey skates, stick, and helmet with face mask. Program meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings and includes professional skating instruction with Dave Randall and hockey skills with Coach Walter Peretti.

Rec Hockey for ages 9-13. A beginner and advanced beginner program for skaters age 9-13.  Must have had at least one prior session of skating lessons and must be able to skate forward and stop independently. Full gear is required.  Program meets once per week.

More details will be available in August.  

Questions about getting your child started with hockey? Contact Linda Z at 518-393-9459 or


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March 25, 2018 - Schenectady Youth Hockey Chargers beat Valley Eagles 6-2 to win the 2018 12u Tier 2 Youth New York State Championship.



Dylan Bzdell
Thomas Hall
Martin Magaletta
Michael Malatino
Jack Martin
Shane Mckone
John Pechar
Zachary Rochette
Matthew Sacco
Devin Shaker
Andrew Thornton
James Townsend
Eric Truesdell
Andrew Vandergriff
Cooper Willson

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Head Coach Bzdell
Coach Magaletta
Coach Martin
Coach Pechar
Coach Rochette
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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.

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