Oyster Bay Town Councilman Steve Labriola today announced that registration for the Town’s 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Youth Ice Hockey Program will begin on September 8. This youth hockey program features hockey development, skill programs in ice skating, stickhandling and shooting, and education in the advanced concepts and subtleties of the game. It is open to boys and girls ages 3-14.
“The Town of Oyster Bay’s Youth Ice Hockey Program is one of the best games in town, and features many respected coaches dedicated to teaching this outstanding sport to the many boys and girls enrolled in the program,” said Councilman Labriola. “As a hockey enthusiast myself, I am proud to announce that the children who attend the program get the unique opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills as part of a program that has earned recognition by the National Hockey League for its high level of quality.”
Registration will take place on September 8 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and September 9 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) for residents, and on September 13 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and September 14 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) for both residents and non-residents at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage.
Boys and girls, ages 3 to 14, interested in registering for the 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Youth Ice Hockey Program must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (tax or utility bill) and payment to registration. Participants should be able to stand up and get around on skates and must supply their own equipment (a list will be provided upon registration). Check, money order, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa will be accepted. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration.
Registration fees are as follows:
6U (3-6 year olds): $150 per child registered
Youth Program (8U, 10U, 12U, & 14U): $400 per resident child registered ($375 for each additional child in the same family), $500 per nonresident child registered
Girls Clinics 10U & 16U: $150 for each child registered
Learn To Play for Adults: $150 for each adult registered
“The Town’s program stresses the importance of essential life skills, education and the core values of hockey, which are commitment, perseverance and teamwork,” added Supervisor Saladino. “Players quickly discover that learning goes hand in hand with having fun. Parents will also discover that lessons learned by their children on the ice translate well for them excelling in the game of life.”
8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U will play two times a week for an hour, and 6U will continue with skills and drills throughout the entire program. After team assignment, game schedules will be distributed by the coaches and on website. Games will be played at all three Town rinks (weather permitting). If you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, please call Buzz Deschamps at (516) 433-7465, x8233.