Youth Hockey 

Children, ages 5 to 14, will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of ice hockey in a fun, challenging, and encouraging environment! The program is open to players of all ability levels from first time players to players looking to develop their skills and progress to the next level.


December - March  (No classes from December 17 - January 3 and February 14)
Parent Meeting, Evaluation, and Jersey/Sock Fitting Day will be December 1st.   


Registration is currently open.


5 - 8 (8U Class)
9 - 14 (14U Class)


8U Class: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Tuesday & Thursday)
14U Class: 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (Tuesday & Thursday)
8U Class: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (Sunday)
14U Class: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM and 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Sunday)


Makeups will be held on Sunday's at the following times. Please visit the Makeup Schedule page for more details. 


Price is $280 per person.

14U participants must be a member of the USA Hockey.  Membership number must be supplied at the time of registration.    


Hockey jersey and socks are provided.   Participants must supply their own hockey stick, helmet with face guard, and full hockey pads. Listing of equipment is listed below.   Lessons will be based off of the USA Hockey ADM.  Drills will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays with scrimmage games being on Sunday.  

Selection of hockey equipment is a key issue for players, parents and coaches. When purchasing and fitting hockey equipment, remember two important factors: 1) make certain the player is adequately protected and 2) be sure the fitting allows freedom of movement so the player can properly perform the necessary skills. By carefully considering these two factors, your child will be more comfortable and will have more fun playing hockey.

A complete set of hockey equipment can be purchased for a relatively reasonable cost. Shop around for the best values and remember that you need not buy the most expensive equipment. Inquire about local equipment swaps and team discounts, but keep in mind the equipment must fit properly to provide the maximum protection.

Skates – Purchase skates that will fit your child today with no more than ½” allowed for growth. Seek adequate protection in the ankle, toe and instep areas, improperly fitted skates will hamper your child’s ability to skate.

Helmet – Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC). Must be sized at the time of purchase to fit properly. The chin strap must always be fastened.

Facemask Must be of a design and construction approved by the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC).

Mouthpiece – A mouthpiece is required for all youth players through the Junior age classification.

Stick – Length should generally extend from the ice to the players chin (with skates on). Quality and price differ greatly, so the choice is yours.

Shin Pads – Check for proper lengths so they protect the knee and skin completely.

Supporter and Cup – Essential protective equipment.

Gloves – Check for proper fit with good finger and hand mobility.

Shoulder Pads – Adjust to fit the individual at the time of purchase. A fiber cap is extremely important in preventing shoulder separations and should extend to the tip of the shoulder.

Pants/Breezers Held in proper position by suspenders. Pants provide protection for the lower spine, hips and thighs.

Elbow Pads –
Properly fitted so they do not slide.

COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

Valpo Parks is looking forward to Youth Hockey at Central Park Plaza with Governor Holcomb's statewide restrictions. The following are rules and regulations that will be enforced to minimize the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Masks are to be worn by anyone in the building, outside, or on the ice at all times. This includes coaches on the ice, but not players on the ice.


  • If staying to watch, please maintain 6 feet of social distancing between yourself and any other spectators.


  • We are requesting that only one parent, guardian, or family member accompanies their hockey player to lessons.  Only parents are allowed inside the Indiana Beverage Activity Center lobby to check in and grab their child's wristband. 


  • Maximum number of people inside the building will be limited to 20. 


  • Players will need to come dressed to the rink.


  • No outside food allowed. Concessions not available due to County Health Department Guidelines.


  • We request only water be available for players and coaches. 


Failure to follow these COVID guidelines could risk the shutdown of the program and/or the facility.