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Youth

Get ready to add some excitement to your week with the Wellington Ice Hockey Association! We offer a diverse range of programs for youth aged 5-18, including our fun and easy Learn to Play program. Whether you’re interested in honing your skills or just looking to stay active and make some friends, we’ve got you covered. So come on down to the rink and let’s play some hockey!

Learn to
Play

Our Learn to Play program caters for kids from 5 - 12,
no prior experience necessary!

Youth Leagues (U12 & U18)

If they can skate and love having fun, sign your child up today to join the U12 Super League!

Sunday Youth Training

New in 2024, the U18 Winter League is a chance for youth players to play full ice games!

U15 Bantam Rep Team

Find out more about the Junior Seals - Wellington's traveling U15 Bantam representative team!

Kids gathered around a coach on the ice

Learn to Play

The WIHA Learn to Play program runs on Thursdays 6-7pm, during school terms and caters for kids aged 5-12 years old. We also offer Adult's and Women's learn to play. Everyone learns basic hockey skills and game play, with an emphasis on fun and best of all, no prior experience is necessary! We try to group kids who are at a similar level and will usually have 4 or 5 groups on the ice; all at different skill levels and abilities. As part of your free trial, we provide all ice hockey gear required for your child. Simply turn up to the rink and we’ll take care of the rest!

To book your free Learn to Play session, get in touch with us by filling out your details below. As spaces are limited, we will respond to you via email to confirm a date for your session.

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U12 & U18 Youth Leagues

In 2023 we started our U12 Super League which was a huge success! In 2024, we will continue to run Super League and are adding a new U18 league!

U12 Super League

The WIHA U12 Super League offers children under 12, the ability to learn or extend their ice hockey skills and game play with an emphasis on fun. Games are cross ice, 3 on 3 format with 2-3 lines per team.

 

Players will be assigned to a team and they will play with the same teammates for the season.

 

Simply use your Learn to Play Concession Card upon entry to the rink for payment.

U18 Winter League

The U18 league will be a pathway for players who age out of Super League.

The league is open to all youth under 18 years old regardless of skill level, and is designed to foster teamwork, create positive relationships and develop confidence.

 

We are excited to help young people of all skill levels develop their passion for Ice Hockey and we guarantee a fun-filled, engaging and supportive experience. We can't wait to share more details with you soon!

Kids playing ice hockey with a referee in the background
Girls playing ice hockey battling for a puck along the boards

Sunday Youth Training

Every Sunday during the school term (except holiday weekends) there is youth training from 5pm - 6pm. This training is an opportunity for youth with more advanced skills to challenge themselves and for players who are keen to play rep hockey to start playing together

The focus is on fostering teamwork, building relationships and creating a positive atmosphere, where everyone is free to have fun and develop their skills.

Fees are $25.00 per session or $200.00 for a block of 10 sessions on a concession card, which is available for purchase at the WIHA desk at the start of each session.

U15 Bantam Representative Team

Join the Wellington Jr. Seals, our U15 team competing in the national competition! We're ecstatic to be entering for the first time in 2024 and are looking to build on the success of our U12 teams that have travelled to Christchurch.

Our team is committed to developing great players, fostering teamwork, and creating positive relationships that will last a lifetime. Join us and be a part of building a legacy of teamwork, hard work, and excellence.

Youth playing ice hockey in front of the net
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