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 (Mites). “Learn to Skate” is for first time skaters regardless of age. 
  • U6 is for players born between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2014 that already have basic skating skills. 
  • U8 (Mites) is for players born between 7/1/2010 and 6/30/2012 that have basic skating skills. The U8 (Mites) level will feature an in-house league with 6 to 8 teams. Players will be divided into equally balanced teams in early to mid-November. All games will be played on half-ice with 2 – 10 minute run time periods. 

We also welcome youth who were born before 7/1/2010 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.

Program supervisor: Tony Schwichtenberg

Cost: $75 per session or $150 for both sessions

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

Times: Varies

Days U6 & U8: Times vary, but most Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Weeknights will vary.

Days Learn to Skate: Most Saturday mornings. Weeknights will vary. Schedule will be available in September.

Register online or at the Four Season’s Centre August 27th, 6:00 - 8:00pm or August 28, 6:00 - 8:00pm


Equipment information can be found here.


Hockey Schedule can be found here.