This is an exciting time for Wellington sport because the recent construction of a permanent ice rink has marked the birth of competitive ice hockey in Wellington.
There are two opportunities for youth to play ice hockey in Wellington. Every Sunday at 5:00pm (excluding school holidays) there are skills training for beginners. These trainings are run by a coach who previously played in the New Zealand National Ice Hockey League as well as Canadian coaches. For youth aged 13+, there is a youth teams which plays in the adult leagues.
Cost for Sunday Training Sessions
Pay per session: $20 (must be paid in cash to club at rink) Paying per school term: $120-$160 (depending on term) Paying per semester: $240-260 Paying per year: $450 To sign up and pay for Sunday youth training, follow this link
To see the Sunday youth training schedule, follow this link
Registration with Club
Youth players need to be registered with the club if they intend on playing in leagues, going away to tournaments, or attending our Sunday youth training sessions. To register your child with the club click here
The age limit to play in any of the Wellington leagues remains as 13 and up. Please get in contact with us if you have any questions about this. This year we would like to put forward at least two youth teams, one in grade 2 and one in grade 3. We recommend that youth players 15 and up who previously played in the Frosty Fours or were of a high skill level in the Bear League sign up for grade 2. All other youth players, including beginners, are recommended to play in grade 3.Our coaches will sort players into the right grade if they think players have not signed up for the correct grade. Please note that youth players of high skill level are still able to play in Grade 1. However, we would prefer our youth to play together so that they can develop as a team. Register here for the upcoming season
Full gear is required for all ice time run by WIHA. To support new players joining this great sport, we have a large selection of gear available to borrow for players of all ages and sizes - please get in touch and we'll see if we can sort you out some gear. For more information, see our equipment page.
Ice hockey has a reputation for being a rough sport, however, it is relatively safe due to all the equipment that players are required to wear. Furthermore, it is rare to have leagues in New Zealand that have ‘full contact’, or ‘checking’; only top New Zealand leagues allow full contact, so it will not be permitted in any Wellington ice hockey for the foreseeable future.
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There are no trials at this stage, just sign up and come along for a go.