Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone announced that registration for the Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11 (8 to 10 a.m.), Monday, Oct. 12 (7 to 9 p.m.) and Thursday, Oct. 15 (7 to 9 p.m.) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located at 1001 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage (in Bethpage Community Park). Ice hockey schedules will be distributed at registration.
“Youngsters from the ages three to thirteen can take advantage of The Youth Ice Hockey Program to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” said Macagnone. “The Youth Ice Hockey Program has received acclaim by the NHL, who have partnered with the town for a ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative that promotes hockey programming and youth enrichment.”
Anyone interested in registering for the Youth Hockey Program must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (canceled check, utility bill, etc.) and a check or money order (no cash). All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration.
Registration fees are as follows: Tot Hockey: $200 for one child being registered (plus $150 for each additional child in the same family), and the Youth Hockey Clinic: $275 for one child being registered (plus $225 for each additional child in the same family). Please note, if you are registering a child for the Youth Clinic and another child or children for the Tot Hockey program, the discounted price will apply to the Tot Hockey fees. Registration for the program ends Oct. 30.
The program is available for players born between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2012, according to the standards below:
Dynamites – Jan. 1, 2010 to Dec. 31, 2012
Mini-Mites – Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2009
Mites – Jan. 1, 2006 to Dec. 31, 2007
Squirts – Jan. 1, 2004 to Dec. 31, 2005
Pee Wees – Jan. 1, 2002 to Dec. 31, 2003
The Youth Clinic will once again take place in all three Town of Oyster Bay ice rinks. “Dynamites” Hockey will take place at the TOB Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.
Participants are required to bring their own equipment. For a list of mandatory equipment and other general information or if you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, call Buzz Deschamps at 516-433-7465, ext. 8233.