Try hockey for free at a Scheel's Try Hockey for Free Event hosted by Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association and Appleton Area Hockey Association. Each event is sponsored by Festival Foods and Appleton Ice, Inc. - all participants receive a practice jersey and a goody bag, and are fitted with hockey equipment so they can have a great experience on the ice. Click the button above for more information.
The Introductory Program is our “learn to skate” program focused on teaching the basics of hockey skating. This program runs in two 8 week sessions and is typically for the beginning young skater (ages 4-8).
The program is free for first time skaters. Rental equipment is available. Session one began on October 27th; session two will begin in January. Please see the IP program for more information and email IP@fvyha.com with any questions!
The Fox Valley Youth Hockey Association (FVYHA) gives youth ages 4 to 15 the opportunity to develop character, sportsmanship and teamwork skills through the sport of hockey. FVYHA is Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) Division II certified and offers instructional and competitive hockey opportunities for students in the Neenah, Menasha, Hortonville and Shiocton school districts.
Please see the Programs page for more information by age group.
Our hockey program follows the principles of USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) to develop each player in a positive and proactive environment for learning.
Our programs include a free “learn to skate” program focusing on teaching the basics of hockey skating for ages 4 and above, a Mite cross-ice program for the U6 and U8 skater, and competitive travel hockey teams at the Squirt (U10), Peewee (U12), and Bantam (U14) levels.
Please let your age director know if your family is coming to the picnic and coordinate with them what you are bringing.
Scheels representatives will be there to help with the swap and shop part and will have used and new items available to purchase or just to try on. They are also offering an onsite picnic discount of 20% on non-starter set equipment. See below.
Remember if you have equipment to sell just bring it along; also you can drop off donations at the rink up until September 9th.
FVYHA is coed organization - girls and boys play hockey together. There is a girls only organization available in the Fox Valley associated with the Appleton Area Hockey Association (AAHA) called the "Freeze." Contact the Freeze for more information on girls only hockey.
Learn to skate programs are offered by Appleton Ice throughout the spring and summer - see their website for more information. They have classes for kids and adults so Mom and Dad can jump on the ice and learn too. For complete information go to: www.appletonice.org and click on the Learn to Skate tab located on the top menu.
Reserve ice for your group by calling (920) 830-7679 for available dates & times or go to www.appletonice.org; or search for the direct contact at http://www.appletonice.org/page/show/670216 to reserve a party room, confirm locker room assignments, etc.
Short cuts and link for finding just the information you need:
Use this link to access the volunteer page on the Appleton Ice website.