Youth Hockey

 

Learn To Play Hockey 

Beginning hockey lessons are for youth with previous skating experience who are learning to play hockey for the first time. Players will learn puck handling, shooting skills, and game fundamentals. Participants are expected to provide their own helmet and stick. However, we do have equipment to rent for an additional fee. Participants must have basic skating skills and will be grouped by experience level. (CM) *12/27 will be used as a weather cancellation date. 

Location: Riverside Ice Arena
Min/Max: 5/20
Registration Deadline: 11/24 or 12/31

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day Equipment Provided Registration Deadline
301327-01 4-17 $24/$36 11/29-12/20* 6:00-7:00 pm TH No 11/24
301327-02 4-17 $45/$60 11/29-12/20* 6:00-7:00 pm TH Yes 11/24
301327-03 4-17 $24/$36 1/5-1/26  10:15-11:05 am SA No 12/31
301327-04 4-17 $45/$60 1/5-1/26  10:15-11:05 am SA Yes 12/31

 


 

River Otters Youth Hockey League

Calling all youth hockey enthusiasts! The River Otters is our youth hockey team for youth ages 7-14 years old. The recreational youth hockey league is geared to beginners and intermediate players, with a focus on having fun and learning to play this great sport. The league includes team practices and games. Each team will need between 12-15 participants to make up the team. Limited equipment is available for players on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteer coaches are needed. This year we will be having a skill evaluation night to assess skill levels, on 12/6 and 12/8. Players must know how to skate comfortably. (PK)

Location: Riverside Ice Arena

Min/Max: 12/60

Registration Deadline: 12/3

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day Registration Deadline
301328-01 7-10 $70/$85 12/8-3/2 11:15 am-12:45 pm SA 12/3
301328-02 11-14 $70/$85 12/8-3/2 11:45 am-12:45 pm  SA 12/3

 

 

 

 

 

River Otters Training Camp

Do you want to sharpen up your skills before the River Otters season begins? River Otters Training Camp will feature off-ice drills that will turn you into a better and stronger hockey player. We will work on stick handling drills, agility, and flexibility. (PK)

 

Location: Riverside Ice Arena

Min/Max: 5/30

Registration Deadline: 9/5

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day Registration Deadline
301327-01 7-14 $26/$39 9/10-10/8 6:30-7:30 pm M 9/5

 


 

In partnership with The Rockford IceHogs, the Belvidere Park District is proud to offer a newly created Youth Hockey Scholarship. It is designed to give kids the opportunity to be involved with the sport of youth hockey. This scholarship covers all hockey equipment for the winner as well as the program fee for the River Otters youth hockey program.

Click Here to Download Scholarship Application

 


 

Broomball Leagues

Looking for a fun and exciting game but can’t skate? Try Broomball! Broomball is similar to hockey, played on ice with teams of six on six, but players wear rubber soled shoes and helmets and use “brooms” and a ball instead of sticks and a puck. Whether you are young or old, broomball will sweep you away. League will begin in January and run through the beginning of March. (PK)

Location: Riverside Ice Arena

Min/Max: 6/9

Code Ages R/NR Fee Date Time Day Registration Deadline
306371-01 Adult $26/$39 1/6-3/3  8:00-10:00 pm SU 1/1
 306371-02 Grade 6-8 $26/$39 1/8-3/5  6:00-7:00 pm TU 1/3
306371-03 High School $26/$39 1/9-3/6  7:00-8:00 pm W 1/4

 

 

 

 

 


 

Youth Roller Hockey Camp

Sad that the ice is gone? Grab your roller-blades and learn to play some roller hockey! Players will learn skating, puck handling, shooting skill, and game fundamentals. Participants are expected to provide their own helmet, stick, and roller-blades. Pads are recommended. *Participants should have basic skating skills. (PK)

Location: Riverside Ice Arena                 Min/Max: 5/25

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day Registration Deadline
212001-01 7-15 TBD TBD M-F

 

Youth Roller Hockey 3 V 3 League

Check out this new program at the Riverside Arena! This roller hockey is for youth ages 7-14 years old. This is a recreation roller hockey league geared to the beginner and intermediate players, with a focus on having a good time and learning to play this fun sport. The league includes team practice and games. All players must provide their own equipment. Each team will need about 7 participants. Volunteer coaches are needed. We will divide up ages if we have enough participants. (PK)

Location: Riverside Arena

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day Registration Deadline
212003-01 7-15 TBD TBD SA

 

IceHogs Street Hockey Clinic

The IceHogs & Hammy will be bringing their Summer Street Hockey Program, “Summer Street Hogs,” to the Belvidere Park District. The initiative helps teach kids how to play street/floor hockey, teamwork, and the importance of exercising and staying active. The equipment used for the Summer Street Hogs was provided by the Chicago Blackhawks. (PK)

Location: Doty Park                     

Ages R/NR Fee Date Time Day
7-15 FREE TBD