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Winter Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey - Registration Open
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Registration for the 2021-22 Mite Instructional Hockey League is now open.  There are no tryouts required for this league and it is structured towards first year players coming out of LTPH who have never played organized hockey before. 

Mite Instructional League Overview:

  • First year players between the ages of 5-8.
  • ~20 games played in an independent Mite Instructional League.
  • All games played at Graf Rink in Newburyport, Saturdays between 4-6 PM.
  • Games are cross-ice style, 3-on-3 w/goalies and 2-min shift buzzers.
  • Jerseys and socks are provided by AYHL.
  • 1-2 Practices per week at the Graf Rink in Newburyport.


The total cost of this program is $975 per player.  We offer the following multi-player discounts for siblings: 1st Sibling (15% off); 2nd Sibling (25% off); 3rd Sibling (50% off).  

A deposit of $175 is due at registration and the remainder of the payments of $200 are due on the 15th of each month from June through September.

Registration Link:  http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:214443 or simply click on the Register Now Button on the homepage.  

by posted 03/01/2021
Winter Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey - Registration Open


Registration for our 2020/2021 Learn to Skate / Learn to Play Hockey (Winter Session) is now open! 

This program begins on January 9th and runs for 10 weeks on Saturday mornings at the Graf Rink in Newburyport, MA.  The time is mostly at 11:00 - 11:50 am between 1/9 - 2/20 however it shifts to 10:00 – 10:50 am between 2/27 - 3/13. 

What is it:
This is a program for kids ages 4-10 with or without skating experience. We run two programs on the ice each week as described below. 

  1. Learn to Skate Program is for kids who are just learning how to skate. This is a new experience for young kids and our goal is to simply get them comfortable on the ice and learn the fundamentals of skating.  We use old milk crates to push around the ice for the beginners while they get their balance, and the goal is to have them skate on their own by the end of the session.   
  1. Learn to Play Hockey Program is for kids who have completed the Learn to Skate program and are ready to try the game of hockey. Kids should be able to skate on their own, get up off the ice without assistance and have a desire to participate. The coaches will teach skating and hockey skills in a cross-ice environment. This program is perfect to prepare kids for the Mite Instructional Hockey League next fall which is a 3v3 competitive but fun league.

Both programs are run by our AYHL coaching staff who do a terrific job encouraging the kids to have fun and learn while being in a supervised environment. All coaches are USA Hockey certified and CORI checked and often have a support staff of high school hockey players and other volunteers to help them on the ice.

How:  Please click HERE to register.

What do I need?

  1. Learn to Skate Program: All registered participants are required to wear skates, helmets (preferably one with face protection), elbow & knees pads while on the ice. Gloves or mitten are also recommended. All participants are also required to register with USA Hockey for insurance liability purposes. The registration is free for birth years 2014 and up.  The registration link for USA Hockey is below.   https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age
  1. Learn to Play Hockey Program: All registered participants are required to register with USA Hockey and is free for birth years 2014 and up, and $46 for all others. The registration link for USA Hockey is below.  https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age

This program requires the following hockey equipment.  See links below where you can purchase beginner sets which is perfect for this program.    

  • HECC Hockey Helmet
  • Jersey
  • Skates
  • Shin Guards
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Stick
  • Jock/Cup

Starter Hockey Equipment Packages:

  • If you prefer in-person attention, the folks at TSR Hockey in Salem are great:
    5 Kelly Road, Salem, NH 03079 || 603-898-7777
    Hours: Monday - Friday 10a - 7p || Saturday 9a - 5p || Sunday 10a-4p
    Click HERE for map and directions

If you're interested in learning more about these types of programs, this is a great overview: https://www.purehockey.com/support/learn_to_play_hockey_for_beginners/pg_id/6001/​​

Thank you for registering for the Winter 2020/21 Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey Program! We at AYHL look forward to providing a fun and rewarding on-ice experience for area kids keen on improving their skating ability and developing the confidence on and off the ice that goes along with this skill. See you soon at the Rink! 

by posted 12/28/2020