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Introductory & Beginner Level Programs

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE DAY! FEB. 23 @ 11:15-12:15

Try Hockey for Free Day!

Try Hockey for Free!!

Join us Saturday, February 23rd from 11:15-12:15 to see what the excitement is all about! All participants will receive a free USA Hockey jersey!

To participate, please do the following:

1) Resister online: 

2) On the date of the event, please arrive 45 minutes early to get fitted for gear!

BDHA is Proud to Participate in USA Hockey's Try Hockey for FREE Day!

Have a child interested in hockey, but you would like to test the ice first? Bring them to one of our Try Hockey For FREE Days! BDHA will host two events to choose from: November 11th, 2018 and February 23rd, 2019. 

BBDHA encourages girls and boys, ages 4 to 9, to come try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month - and event sanctioned by USA Hockey. No equipment? No problem - BDHA offers a FREE equipment loan program.

First Try Hockey for Free Session: 
Sunday, November 11th
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Second Try Hockey for Free Session:
Saturday, February 23rd
11:15 am - 12:15 pm 

To participate, please do the following:

1) Resister online:  

2) On the date of the event, please arrive 45 minutes early to get fitted for gear!

Questions? Please contact the BDHA Board President, Chris Westfall at, or call the Family Center at (920)885-9816.

Looking to Participate? New to Hockey?

BDHA offers both learn to skate and learn to play hockey programs for girls and boys, ages 3-4 and up. All programs at the introductory level are free and children can join at any time during our 7-week sessions, which are offered all year. Click on the links at left to learn more.

Current 7-week session for Girls Developmental and Hockey 1 & 2 started January 10. First night is Parent Orientation and gear fitting for new participants. Ongoing skaters will go on the ice. Sign up & join anytime. Free Equipment Loan Program! 

Learn to Skate - It's Great!

Next 7-week Hockey 1 & 2 session runs March 21-May 9 on Thursdays from 5:10-6 pm. Next Girls Developmental program runs March 22-May 10 on Fridays starting  at 5:15 pm.  Sign up now on the registration link below (Spring 2019).

Hockey 1 & 2 Program

Girls Developmental Program


Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more? You're in the right spot!  We offer programs for boys and girls, ages 3 and up. 

If you have a child that is interested in hockey regardless of age, or program, have them check out one of our free intro to hockey resources located in the right-hand column.  Our site has a tremendous amount of info so please read through the pages and tabs. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you. 

Hockey is one of the fastest growing youth sports in the country right now. Don't worry if your kid has never played, our well-trained coaches and practice environment will allow them to learn how to skate and stickhandle in no time.   

Our introductory program includes Hockey 1 & Hockey 2 and Girls Developmental that are offered in FREE, 7-week sessions throughout the year. While the base fee is waived, USA Hockey requires an annual fee of $50 for youth ages 7 and over participating in hockey. For those who sign up for our "Try Hockey for Free" Sessions held November 11, 2018 and February 23, 2019, the USA Hockey fee will be waived for the year (or the remaining sessions in the season).  

Please go the Hockey 1 & 2 and Girls Developmental webpages for more information on each program.

Hockey 1 & Hockey 2 and Girls Developmental are our beginner/entry level programs in which participants will learn how to skate and be introduced to hockey play. Participants are formally trained how to skate in a progressive and sequential manner by skilled skating instructors. We recommend all skaters complete both before advancing to the Mite level or team play. While Hockey 1 and 2 will focus on beginner skating skills, Hockey 2 will begin to introduce participants to the fundamentals of hockey play.  A station format will be implemented to enable skaters to learn a multitude of skills and advance at their own pace. Equipment will be provided for beginner level hockey programs with check-out and return required. The next 7-week Hockey 1 & 2 sessions start March 21, and Girls Developmental on March 22, 2019. Join at anytime during these FREE sessions. Girls can join both Hockey 1 & 2 and Girls Developmental.

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