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COVID Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions

 The Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association and the Spooner Civic Center have taken action in creating preventive measures to ensure our kids have an even cleaner place to skate and to minimize any virus spreading. 

We ask everyone to follow these procedures to decrease the risk of spreading the COVID -19 or any other viruses as this will surely be a part of everyday life moving forward. As new information comes available, we will update our policies as the information is presented.

  • Wear masks inside the Civic Center and inside the Warming House at City Park. Athletes do not have to wear masks on the ice.
  • Practice social distancing. Refrain from shaking hands, giving high-fives, or otherwise touching other people along with no lingering in common areas.
  • Come dressed to practice and get skates on in the stand area near the entrance to the ice
  • Arrive at the rink 15 minutes before ice time is to start. We recommend that hockey players and figure skaters show up pre-dressed if possible.
  • Stay home if feeling ill
  • If your temperature is above 100, stay home
  • Wash your hands often
  • Bring your own water bottle, DO NOT SHARE WATER BOTTLES
  • Games may be limited
  • Spectators may be limited
  • Do not linger in the rink
  • If you are sick or have been sick for in the last 24 hours stay home.
  • Please avoid unnecessary contact with door handles, glass, boards, and bleacher railings. Roughhousing will not be tolerated between kids.
  • Entrances to bathrooms, locker rooms, rink, and ice surface boards will be disinfected throughout the day. Use paper towels to exit bathrooms, avoiding skin contact with the door handles.
  • Benches will be disinfected as often as possible.
  • Please make sure to properly throw away used tissues in any garbage can. Garbage cans will be strategically placed to make sure this is possible before leaving the rink.
  • Please be careful as you leave to keep contact to a minimum, and to have some kind of sanitizer in your vehicle before and after.
  • No outside food will be allowed in the rink.

Learn to Skate Information

Learn to Skate :

  • Learning the FUNdamentals of skating. Chairs and pushers may be used. 
  • Open to any age
  • Male or female
  • Registration is due by October 26th, 2020.
  • Helmets, skates, and pads may be signed out and borrowed for the season from SAYHA on November 7th, 2020. (You will be sent an email with specific times and details as the date gets closer).
  • Schedule: Friday nights 6-7 pm. December  4th,11th,18th, 2020, and January 8th, 2021 at the Spooner Civic Center.
  • All sessions are optional
  • Only certified coaches are allowed on the ice with kids
  • Equipment that is borrowed from SAYHA may be used for the entire season (go get out to the outdoor rink at City Park or Open Skate at the Civic Center). An email will be sent with equipment turn-in dates, typically in April 2021.
  • At any time a player may move into Learn to Play Hockey upon asking a SAYHA coach and registering separately for the Learn to Play Hockey Program with SAYHA.
  • Cost is $16

If the Learn to Skate Program sounds like the program for your child; click here to register with Learn to Skate USA.  (Once you get to the Select Program - Choose "Click Here to Close message" if a program isn't found for you. Use our program name of Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association). Once you have completed this registration, you will be completed.

Learn to Play Hockey/Mite I:

Learn to Play Hockey/Mite I:

  • Learning the FUNdamentals of hockey.
  • Half - ice play
  • A desire to play hockey and the ability to get up from seated on the ice without assistance
  • 4K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • Male or female
  • Registration ends October 26th, 2020
  • First-year registering with SAYHA for any level is Free! (you may request a reimbursement of the USA Hockey fee that you will be required to pay when signing up for USA Hockey if your child is over 6 years old)
  • $20 SAYHA Registration Fee
  • Helmets, skates, and pads may be signed out and borrowed for the season from SAYHA on November 7th, 2020. (You will be sent an email with specific times and details as the date gets closer). You will need to purchase a stick.
  • Schedule: Friday nights 6-7 pm. December  4th,11th,18th, 2020, and January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2021 at the Spooner Civic Center.
  • All sessions are optional
  • Only certified coaches are allowed on the ice with kids
  • Equipment that is borrowed from SAYHA may be used for the entire season (go get out to the outdoor rink at City Park or Open Skate at the Civic Center). An email will be sent with equipment turn-in dates, typically in April 2021.
  • Players may have the option to play in scrimmages in the Spooner/Rice Lake/Barron/Siren/Cumberland area. You will be notified and asked to opt-in or out.


To register for go to SpoonerHockey.com and follow the registration process. (Click below)

Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association

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Use your Amazon ordering to benefit SAYHA

Help Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association by going to the link below and doing your regular shopping. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to SAYHA!

You can do this any time of the year! Just make sure you are logged into Amazon Smile and that "Spooner Area Hockey League Inc" is chosen as your charity!

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Parents' Guide to Buying Equipment

For a parent of a new hockey player, entry into the sport can be an intimidating experience. And that feeling can start long before the first goal or even first skate blade hits the ice. That’s because outfitting your youngster – 6U, 8U, whatever age they might be starting – requires equipment that’s specific to hockey. A basketball parent buys a pair of shoes and a ball, while a hockey parent is looking for head-to-toe gear. Fortunately, Scott Aldrich – USA Hockey’s manager of hockey operations and longtime equipment man – is here to provide some tips and demystify the process.

5 Tips for the First-time Hockey Parent

We've all been there at some point. Here's an article from USA hockey with some tips for the first-time hockey parent!

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