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) *Paricapnts must have skills and will be grouped by experience level. 

Location: Riverside Ice Arena
Min/Max: 2/20
Registration Deadline: 11/27 and 1/3

Code Ages R/NR Fee Dates Time Day
301327-01 4-10 $24/$36 11/29-12/20* 6:10-7:00 pm TH
301327-02 4-10 $24/$36 1/5-1/26 10:10-11:00 am SA



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







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






Belvidere Fury High School Hockey

Open to any high school student from Belvidere HS, Belvidere North HS, North Boone HS, Hononegah HS, Sycamore HS and Dekalb HS. All levels of talent are welcome! We will be holding evaluations the last week of August. Our season runs from September until February. For more information about registration, please go to our website