Youth Hockey

Youth Hockey at South Suburban

From Mighty Mites, 8U, Squirts and Midgets, to Hockey Pre 1 to Hockey 6, our instructors are some of the best in the region and are eager to help your kids expand their knowledge of the game, grow their skills and advance to the next level. Are your kids ready to play?

Instructional Programs

Learn to Skate & Learn to Play Hockey

Registration and additional information for our instructional classes:

Have questions about our Learn to Play Hockey program? Check out our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey FAQ.

Mighty Mites
  • Learn basic hockey skills
  • Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm
  • Geared toward 4-6 year old skaters
  • Skaters learn fundamental skills of skating with stick and puck (stickhandling, passing, shooting, team paly, and game situations)
  • Register Here
Contact Info

Registration Office

Travel Director
Kelly Hollingshead

Rec Director
Scott Gauerke

Ice Office Administrator
Susan Pfeiffer


We are currently accepting applications for Travel and Rec Coaching staff.
If you are interested, please complete the online application located at

Arapahoe Youth Rec Hockey

Rec Hockey

USA Hockey and the AYHL rec program encourages a non-competitive environment, in which children can learn basic skills of hockey without the distractions that are often associated with competitive travel hockey. Each team is estimated to have one practice, one game per week and two skills sessions per month. There are no games or practices during the Mile High Meltdown (President's Day) Tournament. For more information on rec hockey, please visit Arapahoe Youth Hockey or call the ice office at 303.754.0584.


  • Players will be placed on a team according to age and/or ability
  • Practices will be 1 HOUR cross ice with up to six teams per session
  • Increase opportunities for players to touch and handle the puck
  • Stress participation, fun and skill development
  • Provide a positive environment for learning the fundamental skills of hockey
  • Encourage creativity with and without the puck

Squirt Through Midget

  • Practices will be 1 HOUR of half ice with 2 teams sharing the ice
  • Games will be full ice
  • Scores and league standings are kept electronically
  • AYHL recreation players cannot be rostered with another association
  • Teams play in the CRHL (Colorado Recreational Hockey League)
  • Teams are limited to two tournaments per season in addition to the Mile High Meltdown
  • Multiple skill sessions, taught by Thunderbirds coaches
  • 42 Ice touches

Arapahoe Youth Travel Hockey

Travel Hockey

The Arapahoe Youth Travel Hockey consists of AA, A, and B level teams.

  • There may be as many as 2-3 practices a week with additional time for off ice training.
  • Be prepared to sacrifice holiday breaks to attend tournaments.

For more information on Travel Hockey, please visit Arapahoe Youth Hockey.

Hockey Leagues Registration Information

Register online at AYHL.