Rusty Blades General Information
If you are an adult and would like to learn to play hockey or are a beginner, come on out and join us!
Ladies and girls, we especially want to invite you to come on out!! We are really trying to grow our female program in all ages.
If you want to try, but don't have the equipment, come out anyway. We can probably find equipment to loan to you. If you do need to borrow equipment, please show up about 45 minutes early so that we can help you find and fit equipment. Limited quantities are available
and it is first come, first serve.
Here is the rundown on what the various programs are:
- Stick and puck: This is open ice for players to come out and with a stick and a puck and just shoot aand skate around. Sometimes several players will get together to help each other out on skills or form some sort of game. Helmet required.
- Adult skills class: This is a time set aside for adults to come out and learn new skills or improve on their existing skills. There is a coach who teaches and runs skill drills. Open to beginners. Helmet required. Full equipment recommended.
- D League: This is a beginner/lower level league. Seasons are 10 weeks/10 games long (some seasons may be longer due to holidays, but all seasons are 10 games). Cost is $180 per season or $24 to drop in to a game. For players new to the Skatium, the first game is free.
- Rostered players (those paid in advance) must check in before the game: here.
- Drop in players must submit a drop-in request: here.
- This policy is in place so that we don't end up with too many players and have to send new people away. Newer and less skilled players get preference on the drop-in list.
- "Men's" League: Not just for men! This is the highest skilled league, with ex-pro players, college players and those who have played much of their lives. There is a checkin process for them. Contact the Skatium via email.
- Skatium League: This is the middle league between beginner and advanced skills. Players must also check in or request a spot to play.
- All of the above leagues have games that include three 20 minute periods, referee, scorekeeper, etc.
- See the Skatium's website for more details, including schedules, costs, etc.