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Monroe County Youth Hockey’s

Learn to Skate / Beginner Hockey Program

at the Scottsville Ice Arena, 2000 Chili-Scottsville Rd


The objective of the “Beginner” program is for children ages 4 to 8 with little or no experience to

learn the basic fundamentals of Ice Skating.  Emphasis will be balance, stopping, starting, turning, forwards/backwards, and other developmental skills.  This program follows U.S.A. Hockey guidelines.


Option 1:   $200.00* for 20 Hours Instruction (20 weeks/1 session per week)

   Saturday at 9:00 am or Monday at 5:30 pm Start date: September 21st


Option 2:  $400.00* for 40 Hours Instruction (20 weeks/2 sessions per week)

   Saturday at 9:00 am and Monday at 5:30 pm Start date: September 21st


* In addition to the MCYH fee, there is a $43 USA Hockey Fee


All Registrations must be completed online as follows:

  1. Register with USA hockey ($43) at www.usahockeyregistration.com .  A major credit card is required. 
  2. Upon successful completion of USA Hockey registration, a confirmation page will be emailed to you.  Email this page to
  3. Pay MCYH fees at www.MCYH.net.  A major credit card is required. 



Equipment packages including a helmet, gloves, neck guard, elbow pads, shin guards, socks and a stick are available to use for free (deposit required) for your first year in the program. 


These “free loaner” equipment packages are available for registered skaters by contacting the Program Director.  Limited Supply-First preference will be given to first year skaters.


There is also equipment available for purchase at the Pro Shop at the Scottsville Ice Arena.


Interested in helping to coach the Beginners?

Please contact Deb Wilper as noted below


For more information:

- Visit our websites at www.MCYH.net or www.ScottsvilleIceArena.com

- Leave a message on Rink Hotline 889-1810

- Contact Deb Wilper @ 585-967-6284 or




Information on the Beginners/Initiation Program at Scottsville Ice Arena


The Beginner program Starts September 21st and runs for 20 weeks.  Ice times are Saturdays from 9am-10am or Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm.  Your child can sign up for Saturday or Monday or both, for a total of either 20 or 40 sessions. 


Children will be separated into three groups on the ice:

  • No skating experience
  • Some skating experience (introduce more skating skills )
  • Advanced skating experience (introduce hockey skills)


Some beginner skaters may not last the entire hour, but as they learn more and their attention span continues to increase, their skill level will also.


Most children should be able to skate by themselves after the first 3-4 sessions.


Equipment Required: Skates, Stick, Neck guard, H.E.C.C. approved helmet with facemask, elbow pads, Shin/knee pads, hockey gloves or heavy mittens, hockey pants are recommended (since they fall quite often) but if a child does not have hockey pants, snow pants will do.


The Pro Shop at the Scottsville Ice Arena can order beginner packages.


Parents of beginners are not allowed on the ice or to sit on the bench.  If parents would like to volunteer on the ice, they should have some skating and/or hockey experience.  Additionally, all on-ice coaches will need to register with USA Hockey, for which there is a $43 annual fee.


Parents are welcome to sit in the “Warm Room” upstairs, the bleachers, Rink Side snack bar area, or the Rink Side Grill, also upstairs.  All areas offer great viewing of the ice.

Parents are not permitted on the ice surface or on benches.


For more information, you can leave a message at the rink at 889-1810 or you can contact the program director, Deb Wilper @ 585-967-6284 or scottsvillebeginnershockey@gmail.com