Monroe County Youth Hockey
Learn to Skate / Beginner Hockey Program
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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 23rd or September 25th

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 23rd

* 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 for the 2017-20178 season. 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 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” equipment packages are available for registered skaters by contacting the program director. 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 Jenn Andross as noted below

For more information:

Monroe County Youth Hockey
Beginners / Initiation Hockey Program
2017 – 2018
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The Beginner program Starts September 23rd 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:

  • 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.

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 for 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 oor you can contact the program director, Jennifer Andross at 585-298-3009 or

2000 Scottsville-Chili Road    Scottsville, NY  14546
Direct during business hours (585) 889-1817
For Rink Info and to leave messages (585) 889-1810

mailing address: PO Box 93015   Rochester, NY  14692