My child wants to play hockey, where do I start?

Your child should have basic skating skills before starting any hockey program. If your child is not a strong skater, they should start with skating lessons. Skatetown has an excellent learn to skate program:

If your child knows how to skate, the next step is learn to play hockey. Skatetown offers a youth learn to play hockey program. It is a four phase development program designed to teach children the fundamentals of playing hockey:

What do we do after learn to play hockey?

Once your child has completed the four learn to play hockey classes, your child can enroll in Skatetown’s house league. House league runs year round and is divided by age groups based on birth year with a high school program as well.

Does your child want to take their hockey play to the next level?

Then try out for the Capital Thunder Youth Hockey team.

What is Capital Thunder Youth Hockey?

Capital Thunder Youth Hockey is a competitive travel hockey club. Teams are divided by age groups based on birth year, including a high school team. Teams are: 10U (Squirt), 12U (PeeWee), 14U (Bantam), and High School. Practices are 2‐3 times/week with weekend travel throughout the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas. There are typically 2-3 tournaments during the season in various locations in California or other states.

How does my child  join Capital Thunder?

Capital Thunder runs a Fall/Winter Program, a Spring Program, and Summer Skills and Drills. The Fall/Winter Program is try-out based. Spring and Summer do not require try-outs, however skating proficiency is required. Follow our Facebook page and check this site for all registration openings and offerings.