Join us for a fun-filled winter while learning to skate and developing basic hockey skills.  The program is divided into three levels: Learn to Skate, U6 and U8.  “Learn to Skate” is for first time skaters regardless of age.  U6 is for players born between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2012 that already have basic skating skills.  U8 is for players born between 7/1/2008 and 6/30/2010 that have basic skating skills.  We also welcome youth who were born before 7/1/2008 to join us if they are new to skating or ice hockey so they can give it a try.  This is Owatonna’s starter program that players progress through before becoming active in Owatonna Youth Hockey Association traveling hockey.

A helmet is required for everyone on the ice.  An entire bag of protective equipment is available for rent through the Owatonna Youth Hockey Association rental program for $50 per year.  Skates can be leased at Straight River Sports for an entire season for a reasonable cost. 

Equipment rental is available in August during registration.  Registration is also available online and at the Owatonna Park and Recreation Office. 

Program supervisor:  Tony Schwichtenberg,

Cost: $75 per session

Location: Four Season’s Centre

Program dates Learn to Skate: Two Sessions: Late October-December, and January-Early March

Program dates U6 & U8: Late October - Early March

Days and Times: Varies 


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