Pond Hockey Tournament:
3M Arena at Mariucci:
Lower Level Mite Commissioner
Registration is based on birth dates. See registration page for mapping of birth dates and levels. Generally:
Rookie mites = 4 and 5 year olds
Termites = 5 and 6 year olds
Mini-Mites = 7 and 8 year olds
The Rookie, Termite and MiniMite seasons Nov. 9 to Mar 14. Rookies will have one touch (Saturdays) Termite and MiniMite will have 2 touches each week (one Saturday and one Sunday). Generally practice and game times on Saturday and Sunday Mornings fall between 7:00 am and noon. Saturday is an ADM practice and Sunday is "game" day. All games will be half ice. We will add a shinny hockey touch in the evening mid-week when the outdoor ice is open. This will be a very loose format and will consist of mainly playing different games, scrimmaging etc. Our goal is to get kids out on the ice and have fun (also to keep them moving in the cold weather.) I will be attempting to arrange 2-3 out of Chaska/Chan games for the Mini Mites again this year. Last year we traveled to Wayzata and it received great reviews from the parents and kids.
Rookie Mites will consist of one touch a week, generally on Saturday Mornings. We will start adding scrimmages when we feel these kids are ready, it is usually about mid to late December.
All levels will have an end of year in-house Hockey Hoopla tournament to close the season. This is a great time for all the kids.
Termites and Mini's will have the pond hockey classic over the holiday weekend. This is a great way for them to show off their skills to all the relatives.
Here are some basics you will need to know:
1) Sharpen your skates before getting on the ice. There are several local shops that can do this for you. Two in Downtown Chan. Do not let your child on the ice with skates right out of the box. It will make an already challenging endeavor impossible.
2) Rental equipment is available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Mike the equipment manager. His contact info is on the contact information page. You may also consider attending a Try Hockey For Free Event (details on the home page) to fit gear and skate in the rental gear.
They need to be sharpened before first use, and as needed there after
Properly fitting skates is the most important piece of gear. Skates that don’t fit properly make an already difficult endeavor much harder. Skates generally fit 1 to 2 sizes smaller than your child’s shoe size.
Jerseys (provided with registration)
Hockey Socks (provided provided with registration)
These go over your player’s shin guards
It is dangerous not to wear hockey socks over shin guards
Mouth Guard (with strap that connects to face mask)
Wood, composite or similar. If possible, avoid street hockey sticks (e.g. plastic blades).
The stick should reach the players nose when standing in shoes. Place the stick vertically plum while your child stands straight. Make a mark at his/her nose. Cut it down at the mark.
Tape the top and the blade. If questions here, ask a coach or parent to help.
Hockey Pants (AKA Breezers)
Helmet with face mask (either clear or cage)
HockeyStop will be offering a 'Hockey Parent 101' class before the season begins to answer all your hockey equipment related questions.
Contact HockeyStop at Sharper.Skates@HockeyStopUSA.com
to sign up for a class!
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Hello CCHA member, please help HockeyStop finish the Community Skate Wall!!! We all know the cost of hockey is high and skates are one of the highest cost items. In our continued mission to support our local communities and grow the game of hockey, HockeyStop has created a "Community Skate Wall" which will provide affordable skate rentals for youth hockey players.
We all have skates in our garages or basements that aren't being used. Please bring them to HockeyStop so we can provide them to first time skaters, skaters than are growing two sizes every two months, or multi-skater families who just need a break from buying new skates every other week :-)
Outdoor ice touches will be added to the calendar as weather permits (e.g. December through February). These are "extra" ice touches that are informal and purposely unstructured. It is expected that at least one coach is present and may help organize somewhat but are not required to be on the ice. The intent is for the kids to play "shinny". Dress appropriate for the weather - helmet, elbow pads and shin pads are required.
Unless the city of Chanhassen closes due to weather, show-up, have a skate and have fun.
The following guidelines will be used to determine outdoor rink closures:
For up-to-date information on rink closures, call the Weather Hotline at 952-227-1411.
Lower Mite Commissioner
Adress: 1901 4th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Enter arena from 4th street (South West corner). There will be signage to the locker rooms from there. I usually park in the 4th street parking ramp but there are numerous options. Most cost money and will require some walking so plan accordingly.