Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association would like to welcome you to ice hockey. We’re certain your child will discover that ice hockey is a fun and enjoyable sport. You may have some questions about how to get your child started in the Sno-King Hockey Association. We think you’ll find most of the answers to your questions below. Please be sure to take time to read all the information on our website. If you have any further questions please feel free to call or
. Our email address is
and the office phone is (425) 821-7133.
What if my child needs to learn to skate?
Sno-King has several programs to teach your child to skate, including the Learn To Play (Hockey 1 - Learn to Skate and Hockey 2 - Learn To Play) and Learn To Skate programs which is more geared towards figure skating but also teaches the skating fundamentals.
Where can my player skate?
Sno-King owns and operates two ice rinks:
· Sno-King Ice Arena Kirkland in Kirkland, Washington
· Sno-King Ice Arena Renton in Renton, Washington
At what age can my child begin ice hockey at Sno-King?
Children as young as four years old have participated in Sno-King’s Hockey 1 - Learn to Skate Program. Typically children are between five and eight years old when they enter the Learn To Play Program.
What age divisions does Sno-King offer?
- 8u Mite Minors
- Mite minors is for kids 5-6 with one or more years of hockey experiece or for 7 year olds who have had at least 1 year of beginners
- 8u Mite Major
- Mite Majors is for players 7-8 with 2 or more years of hockey experience
- 10u Squirt Division (Ages 9 to 10)
- 12u PeeWee Division (Ages 11 to 12)
- 14u Bantam Division ( Ages 13 to 14)
- 16u and 18u Midget Division (Ages 15 to 18)
Can we try it first?
Once a month Sno-King offers Try Hockey Free sessions.
There is also a 30 day money back guarantee if you register for the Hockey 1 Learn to Skate or Hockey 2 Learn To Play programs.
What happens after Learn To Play?
Depending on their age and ability the players will move to a team.
When does the season start and how long is it?
It will depend on your child’s age and hockey division. Evaluation for teams will typically begin in September after Labor Day. The season will end in March or April depending on your child’s age and hockey division. Sno-King has several Learn to Play programs throughout the year and players may join at any time with a pro-rated fee.
Please check out our Learn To Play Hockey page to see when the next Learn To Play program will be starting.
How often do teams practice and how many games do they play?
Because Sno-King operates 2 facilities with a total of 3 ice sheets, this allows all teams to practice a minimum of 2 times per week. The number of games that your child will play will vary depending on which level they are playing at. All teams during the season play a minimum of 1 game per week with some teams playing 2 to 3 times per week.
What hockey gear does my child need?
- Hockey helmet with full face guard
- Mouth guard
- Shoulder pads
- Neck guard
- Elbow pads
- Hockey gloves
- Hockey Pants
- Garter belt or Hockey shorts with velcro
- Sports protective cup
- Hockey socks
- Shin Pads
- Ice Hockey Skates
- Hockey Stick
- Practice Jersey
*For children in the Beginner Program some of the above equipment can be rented from Sno-King.
Where can I purchase ice hockey gear?
There are several shops in the Puget Sound area to purchase ice hockey gear. Here are a few:
· The Sharper Edge Pro Shops in the Kirkland Arena and in the Renton Arena have introductory equipment sets with special Sno-King pricing.
· Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood
How do I register my child to play at Sno-King?
· Click here to go to the Registration Page on this website
How can I as a parent get involved at Sno-King?
Sno-King welcomes your participation in the organization. We feel that member participation is the best way to give your child a quality experience that builds players for life. Check out the "Community" page to see just a few ways that you can get involved.