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Youth InHouse/Metro Hockey League

The youth inhouse league is referred to as the “Metro league”.

Check in at the front counter using your last name when you come in for practices and skills sessions.

Full Equipment is required; helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, breezers/padded hockey shorts, protective jock/cup, and shin guards. Neck/throat guard is optional.

All players must register annually with USAHockey before paying any league fees. - Register online at www.usahockeyregistration.com - The USAHockey annual term is Sept 1st to Aug 31st.

Kroc runs three Metro league seasons each year: Fall (late Aug/Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-April), Summer (May-Aug)

  • MiniMite, Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget refer to age levels only
  • MiniMite 5-7yrs old - this is the lowest age level with weekday practice and games only
  • Mite 7-8yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends
  • Squirt 9-10yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends
  • PeeWee 11-12yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends

Bantam 13-14yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends

Some new players may start one age level below and, when ready, move up to their appropriate age level. PeeWee age players cannot play up in the Bantam level.

Players can only attend their team practice/game. Players CANNOT attend another team’s practice/game.

Be sure to check the schedule online for practices and games! www.kroccenterice.com

 

ADDITIONAL ICE TIME: Kroc Youth Metro players get FREE public skating at the Kroc on Mondays and Fridays 3:30-5:30pm. Players must follow public skating rules. This benefit can be taken away.

Skate & Shoots are also a great way to work on individual skills or just have fun. Additional drop in fee. Don’t forget to sign in early, Skate & Shoot can fill up quickly. Players will need their own puck.

Metro League games are played Saturdays and/or Sundays at your home rink and the other rinks in San Diego county.

 

  • San Diego Ice Arena (SDIA) 11048 Ice Skate Pl. San Diego, CA. 92126
  • Ice Town La Jolla (UTC) 4545 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92122
  • Iceplex Escondido 555 N Tulip St. Escondido, CA 92025
  • Ice Town Carlsbad 2283 Cosmos Ct. Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Poway Ice 12455 Kerran St #100 Poway, CA 92064

 

Tournament team - these teams form to play in tournaments usually in Southern California but sometimes also Northern California, Las Vegas, or Arizona. Players are usually required to try-out for tournament teams. See the Hockey Manager for specific details.

Travel teams - these teams play throughout Southern California, every weekend and practice multiple times each week. Try-outs are held in the summer for the hockey season (Fall through Winter). See the Hockey Manager for specific details.

Youth Hockey Skating & Learn to Play Hockey

Now that you are learning to hockey skate or play hockey, we are sure you’ve got a lot of questions...

What is taught in Youth Hockey Skating, Tot/Kinder Hockey, and Youth Rookies?

Tot Hockey/Kinder Hockey - children 3-5yrs old, prerequisite Tiny Tots/Kinder.

This class introduces hockey basics while having fun. Full equipment required.

  • Getting up off the ice
  • Two hands on the stick
  • Puck Control: Pushing the puck, Passing the puck
  • Forward Turns
  • Snowplow Stop

Youth Hockey Skating - children 6-12yrs old, prerequisite Beginning Skate.

Having completed Beginning Skate, students will be introduced to hockey skating basics.

  • Hockey Position
  • Forward Stride
  • Snow Plow Stop
  • Balance - controlled glides
  • Backwards Skating
  • Forward Turns

Youth Rookies  - children 6-12yrs old, prerequisite Youth Hockey Skating. Learn to Play program. Continuing to build on fundamental hockey skating skills, Rookies will learn how to play the game while participating in Skills Clinics alongside current league hockey players.

  • Edges
  • Backward Skating
  • Tight Turns
  • Forward Crossovers
  • Hockey Stops
  • Transitions
  • Pivots

Skaters should use hockey skates for Youth Hockey Skating, Tot/Kinder Hockey, and Youth Rookies...just ask for hockey skates at the rental counter.

Equipment requirements:

Youth Hockey Skating - only a hockey helmet is required.

Youth Rookies, Tot/Kinder Hockey - full equipment is required. - helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, breezers/padded hockey shorts, and shin guards

Rental equipment may be available for Tot/Kinder Hockey players for a small fee. Used equipment may be available for Youth Rookies, based on sizing and availability.

 

Be sure to check the class schedule online, www.kroccenterice.com

 

How many classes does it take before joining a team?

This varies per child, everyone learns at a different pace and it is normal to repeat a class.

  • Children 3-5yrs old, after completing an introductory skating class (Tiny Tots, Kinder) will move onto Tot Hockey or Kinder Hockey respectively. Usually a few sessions of Tot/Kinder hockey are enough to prepare a child for league play but again this varies.
  • Children 6-12yrs old, after completing Beginning Skate, will take Hockey Skating once or twice and then when ready move onto Youth Rookies, taking at least two sessions of Rookies before joining a team for league play.
  • Players, if ready to join a team, will be placed at the start of each season; Fall (early September), Winter/Spring (early January), Summer (April/May)
  • Youth Hockey, Tot/Kinder Hockey and Youth Rookies students get FREE public skating while enrolled in classes. We encourage skaters to practice as much as possible and recommend at least 2 hours of public skating in addition to class. A better skater will always be a better player.

Ice Parties

How early can I book my party?

 Party reservations are available one to two months in advance.

How do I book my party?

 Call the ice arena at 619-269-1504 or email: parties@kroccenterice.com

 All fees are due when you book your party reservation. Party reservation fees are nonrefundable.

Is there food, drinks, or tableware (plates, cups, napkins) included in the party package?

No, these items are left up to you to add that personal touch to your party.

Dollar Tree is one block west of the ice arena and has most tableware essentials at a great price.

There is no party host/hostess, skating assistance, or lesson included with party packages

 

On the Boards package specifics:

Only offered Sundays. Located right alongside the rink boards, expect

temperatures between 55-60 degrees and a louder environment. This party has the closest proximity to an

ice entrance and restrooms. This party is also not in an enclosed, private area. There is no access to power

for appliances. Other than the party table, one small table and a few benches are included.

Can I have food delivered to the ice arena for my party?

Yes, be sure to specify the “Kroc Center ICE ARENA” for deliveries.

When can my guests ice skate?

Public Ice skating Mondays/Wednesdays/Friday is 3:30-5:30pm, Saturday 1:00-3:00pm, Sunday 1:30-3:00pm.

Parties skate during public skating sessions.

Is there a concessions stand at the ice arena?

 No, the concession stand has closed as of May 2016.

 Mission Brew, a coffee shop right near the Ice Arena entrance, has beverages and light snacks for purchase.

How much are additional party guests?

 Additional skating guests are only $7 per skater. There is no charge for spectators.

Is there a refrigerator/freezer to store food or drinks?

 No, we recommend bringing an ice chest.

Is there access to a microwave or oven to cook food?

 No.

What happens if I need to reschedule my party?

 Please contact the ice arena at 619-269-1482 or parties@kroccenterice.com to reschedule your party. Rescheduling is based on availability.

Are adult beverages allowed at the party?

No, alcohol is not allowed at the Kroc Center.

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  • Youth Inhouse/Metro Hockey League FAQs

    The youth inhouse league is referred to as the “Metro league”.

    Check in at the front counter using your last name when you come in for practices and skills sessions.

    Full Equipment is required; helmet, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, breezers/padded hockey shorts, protective jock/cup, and shin guards. Neck/throat guard is optional.

    All players must register annually with USAHockey before paying any league fees. - Register online at www.usahockeyregistration.com - The USAHockey annual term is Sept 1st to Aug 31st.

    Kroc runs three Metro league seasons each year: Fall (late Aug/Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-April), Summer (May-Aug)

    • MiniMite, Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam, Midget refer to age levels only
    • MiniMite 5-7yrs old - this is the lowest age level with weekday practice and games only
    • Mite 7-8yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends
    • Squirt 9-10yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends
    • PeeWee 11-12yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends

    Bantam 13-14yrs old - weekday practice and games on the weekends

    Some new players may start one age level below and, when ready, move up to their appropriate age level. PeeWee age players cannot play up in the Bantam level.

    Players can only attend their team practice/game. Players CANNOT attend another team’s practice/game.

    Be sure to check the schedule online for practices and games! www.kroccenterice.com

     

    ADDITIONAL ICE TIME: Kroc Youth Metro players get FREE public skating at the Kroc on Mondays and Fridays 3:30-5:30pm. Players must follow public skating rules. This benefit can be taken away.

    Skate & Shoots are also a great way to work on individual skills or just have fun. Additional drop in fee. Don’t forget to sign in early, Skate & Shoot can fill up quickly. Players will need their own puck.

    Metro League games are played Saturdays and/or Sundays at your home rink and the other rinks in San Diego county.

     

    • San Diego Ice Arena (SDIA) 11048 Ice Skate Pl. San Diego, CA. 92126
    • Ice Town La Jolla (UTC) 4545 La Jolla Village Dr. San Diego, CA 92122
    • Iceplex Escondido 555 N Tulip St. Escondido, CA 92025
    • Ice Town Carlsbad 2283 Cosmos Ct. Carlsbad, CA 92011
    • Poway Ice 12455 Kerran St #100 Poway, CA 92064

     

    Tournament team - these teams form to play in tournaments usually in Southern California but sometimes also Northern California, Las Vegas, or Arizona. Players are usually required to try-out for tournament teams. See the Hockey Manager for specific details.

    Travel teams - these teams play throughout Southern California, every weekend and practice multiple times each week. Try-outs are held in the summer for the hockey season (Fall through Winter). See the Hockey Manager for specific details.

  • Youth Hockey Skating & Learn to Play Hockey FAQs

    Now that you are learning to hockey skate or play hockey, we are sure you’ve got a lot of questions...

    What is taught in Youth Hockey Skating, Tot/Kinder Hockey, and Youth Rookies?

    Tot Hockey/Kinder Hockey - children 3-5yrs old, prerequisite Tiny Tots/Kinder.

    This class introduces hockey basics while having fun. Full equipment required.

    • Getting up off the ice
    • Two hands on the stick
    • Puck Control: Pushing the puck, Passing the puck
    • Forward Turns
    • Snowplow Stop

    Youth Hockey Skating - children 6-12yrs old, prerequisite Beginning Skate.

    Having completed Beginning Skate, students will be introduced to hockey skating basics.

    • Hockey Position
    • Forward Stride
    • Snow Plow Stop
    • Balance - controlled glides
    • Backwards Skating
    • Forward Turns

    Youth Rookies  - children 6-12yrs old, prerequisite Youth Hockey Skating. Learn to Play program. Continuing to build on fundamental hockey skating skills, Rookies will learn how to play the game while participating in Skills Clinics alongside current league hockey players.

    • Edges
    • Backward Skating
    • Tight Turns
    • Forward Crossovers
    • Hockey Stops
    • Transitions
    • Pivots

    Skaters should use hockey skates for Youth Hockey Skating, Tot/Kinder Hockey, and Youth Rookies...just ask for hockey skates at the rental counter.

    Equipment requirements:

    Youth Hockey Skating - only a hockey helmet is required.

    Youth Rookies, Tot/Kinder Hockey - full equipment is required. - helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, breezers/padded hockey shorts, and shin guards

    Rental equipment may be available for Tot/Kinder Hockey players for a small fee. Used equipment may be available for Youth Rookies, based on sizing and availability.

     

    Be sure to check the class schedule online, www.kroccenterice.com

     

    How many classes does it take before joining a team?

    This varies per child, everyone learns at a different pace and it is normal to repeat a class.

    • Children 3-5yrs old, after completing an introductory skating class (Tiny Tots, Kinder) will move onto Tot Hockey or Kinder Hockey respectively. Usually a few sessions of Tot/Kinder hockey are enough to prepare a child for league play but again this varies.
    • Children 6-12yrs old, after completing Beginning Skate, will take Hockey Skating once or twice and then when ready move onto Youth Rookies, taking at least two sessions of Rookies before joining a team for league play.
    • Players, if ready to join a team, will be placed at the start of each season; Fall (early September), Winter/Spring (early January), Summer (April/May)
    • Youth Hockey, Tot/Kinder Hockey and Youth Rookies students get FREE public skating while enrolled in classes. We encourage skaters to practice as much as possible and recommend at least 2 hours of public skating in addition to class. A better skater will always be a better player.

     

  • Ice Parties FAQs

    How early can I book my party?

     Party reservations are available one to two months in advance.

    How do I book my party?

     Call the ice arena at 619-269-1504 or email: parties@kroccenterice.com

     All fees are due when you book your party reservation. Party reservation fees are nonrefundable.

    Is there food, drinks, or tableware (plates, cups, napkins) included in the party package?

    No, these items are left up to you to add that personal touch to your party.

    Dollar Tree is one block west of the ice arena and has most tableware essentials at a great price. There is no party host/hostess, skating assistance, or lesson included with party packages

     

    On the Boards package specifics:

    Only offered Sundays. Located right alongside the rink boards, expect

    temperatures between 55-60 degrees and a louder environment. This party has the closest proximity to an

    ice entrance and restrooms. This party is also not in an enclosed, private area. There is no access to power

    for appliances. Other than the party table, one small table and a few benches are included.

    Can I have food delivered to the ice arena for my party?

    Yes, be sure to specify the “Kroc Center ICE ARENA” for deliveries.

    When can my guests ice skate?

    Public Ice skating Mondays/Wednesdays/Friday is 3:30-5:30pm, Saturday 1:00-3:00pm, Sunday 1:30-3:00pm.

    Parties skate during public skating sessions.

    Is there a concessions stand at the ice arena?

     No, the concession stand has closed as of May 2016.

     Mission Brew, a coffee shop right near the Ice Arena entrance, has beverages and light snacks for purchase.

    How much are additional party guests?

     Additional skating guests are only $7 per skater. There is no charge for spectators.

    Is there a refrigerator/freezer to store food or drinks?

     No, we recommend bringing an ice chest.

    Is there access to a microwave or oven to cook food?

     No.

    What happens if I need to reschedule my party?

     Please contact the ice arena at 619-269-1482 or parties@kroccenterice.com to reschedule your party. Rescheduling is based on availability.

    Are adult beverages allowed at the party?

    No, alcohol is not allowed at the Kroc Center.

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