Yes. Hockey players wear more protective equipment than any other sport. A study has shown that ice hockey injuries ranked after both basketball and soccer in emergency room visits related to sport and recreational activities. Youth hockey is a different game than the NHL. With a different set of rules in place, youth hockey places a stronger emphasis on sportsmanship and friendly competition. Contact is not allowed prior to the 14U level (age 13 & 14). At Bantams, checking is allowed but NO fighting.
ICH is enjoyed by players ages 4 and up.
For brand new skaters, or those that need a refresher, please see the Coral Ridge Ice Arena website (https://www.coralridgeice.com) for information on their Learn To Skate and Learn to Play Hockey programs.
Youth Age Divisions
*Note: The player's age as of December 31st of the year the season starts is used to determine level of play.
Practices, Games & Tournaments
Practices are generally held on weekday evenings. Most games and tournaments are played on weekends. Check the calendar for practice times and games.
How to Dress Youth Hockey Players for Practice