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Jr. Rangers THANK YOU!

last day of practice for these LTP/LTS #saratogablueknights players! Can’t wait to see you all on the ice next season! 

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ast day of practice for these  LTP/LTS #saratogablueknights players! Can’t wait to see you all on the ice next season!


We created a Return-to-Play Safely committee that gathered members from within our organization with healthcare, and  first response backgrounds to outline a action plan to safely allow our players to get back on the ice.  We worked directly with the City of Saratoga Springs Police, Fire, Rec and DPW to form this plan into the action plan for all user groups at the rink. 

We are following guidelines and regulations set out by the State of NY, USA Hockey, and NYS Amateur Hockey.  The safety of our players and families is our top priority. 

Some of the highlights of our plan include

  • Reduced group size on the ice

  • (1) parent per skater allowed in rink

  • No locker room access (players come 90% dressed)

  • No Hockey bags inside rink

  • Temperature checks and contact information (for tracing) for everyone entering the rink

  • Mask must be worn at all times while in the rink (on and off the ice)

  • 1 way entrance and exits from rink with multiple zones which are staggered to avoid groups interacting

  • Social distancing for parents who are viewing

  • Drill modification for players to avoid contact and close proximity

  • Additional cleaning protocols throughout rink

Hockey Huts Skills Are Back!

We are excited to let everyone know that our skills program with the Hockey Hut will begin this Wednesday January 6th.  Our groups will alternate every other week working with the Hockey Hut staff to improve our base hockey skills.  Also, our goalies will get the opportunity to work with Coach Austin from The Mental Goalie every other week beginning this week as well.  Below is an outline of the schedule by group, which will be added to our website calendar today.

January 6 – Skaters w/ Hockey Hut

6:10 – 7:15 – 6U

7:25 – 8:30 – 10U B/C

January 6 – Goalies w/ The Mental Goalie

6:10 – 7:15 – All 8U / 6U Goalies

7:25 – 8:30 – All 10U/12U/14UG Goalies

January 13 – Skaters w/ Hockey Hut

6:10 – 7:15 – 8U

7:25 – 8:30 – 10U A / 12U / 14UG

We will then continue with this alternating schedule through the end of the season.  Looking forward to getting the kids back on the ice with our skills coaches

Store Opened!

Get your Saratoga hockey apparel TODAY!   The store will be open until 11/4 to allow for gear to be in for the holidays!

Questions on rangers program?

Please contact:, 212-465-5849.


New Safesport Regulations:

SafeSport Training is required for all adults that have regular contact with or authority over minors. Beginning this season, SafeSport is required every year rather than every other year. However, anyone who completed training in the most recent season (2018-19) will retain valid training status for 2019-20, and will complete training annually beginning in 2020-21.

As coaches apply, we will be validating if their Safesport is expired.

Thank you,

SYHI Board

Interested in coaching???


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Looking for a tournament for your team?  We host a Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level tournaments.  Click on the document below for some quick facts.




Saratoga Youth Hockey Families,

We are EXCITED to announce that HOCKEY IS BACK!!!!!!!!


In cooperation with the City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works, the Weibel Avenue Ice Rink will be opening Monday August 31st for use. At this time per the NYS Guidelines we can now hold On-Ice Skills Sessions to our membership. For the short term, we will be without Vernon as the City of Saratoga is replacing the chiller in that building.


We have decided as an organization to get this setup quickly in order to get our kids back out on the ice in preparation for the upcoming season. We will be offering two (2) skills sessions per week at each level of play for a period of three weeks, starting Monday August 31, 2020. Once the three-week skills sessions have completed, we will be holding our conditioning skates for all levels and tryouts for the 2020-21 Hockey season will be held. Dates and times for conditioning skates and tryouts are to follow in the coming days.


Our return to the rink will look a bit different this year and for the upcoming season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the restrictions that we need to comply with. In our return to the Ice, we will follow all State, Local, and CDC guidelines to ensure all Players, Parents, and Coaches are all safe during this difficult time. Below are the additional measures we will all need to follow at this point:


  1. All Players are to come to the rink as fully dressed in their equipment as possible. There will be designated areas inside Weibel (under the left and right-side bleachers) in order to tie skates and put on helmets/gloves. Social distancing rules apply to all while inside the rink. LOCKER ROOM USE IS RESTRICTED TO GOALIES ONLY-PADS AND SKATES, GOALIES SHOULD ALSO COME AS DRESSED AS POSSIBLE.
  2. All players, parents/guardians, and Coaches are REQUIRED to wear a mask/face covering when not on the ice surface. Once a player enters the ice surface, their mask can be removed. As soon as the player comes off the ice surface the mask/face covering must be put back on. 
  3. Players will be only permitted to enter the building ten (10) minutes prior to the start of their practice slot. Players will enter the building through the main entrance to Weibel Ice Rink but will be exiting out of their respective side door depending on which set of bleachers they utilized in getting ready (ie. Left side bleachers will exit out the left side of Weibel, Right side bleachers will exit out the right-side door). At no point will anyone be permitted to exit out the Lobby doors. This allows us to minimize close contact and keep Social Distancing guidelines at the forefront. 
  4. At this time, SYHI and the City of Saratoga Springs are only allowing one (1) parent/guardian inside the building during practice. We encourage all parents to remain outside during the ice sessions.Rosters will be kept and if an issue arises, a designated representative of SYHI will contact the parents/guardians immediately.
  5. ALL who enter the facility will be asked screening questions, fill out contact tracing information, and have their temperature taken prior to admittance into the facility. We will follow current CDC/DOH guidelines for temperature tolerances. 
  6. The DPW is responsible for all cleaning and sanitizing of the building. Players and Parents are only allowed in approved and marked locations while inside the facility.
  7. Players and Parents/Guardians are required to follow all Social Distancing Guidelines on and off the ice. Any disregard for these guidelines or the guidelines above will result in removal from the ice surface and facility. These are ZERO TOLERNCE policies.
  8. If any participant, family member, or guardian has a fever, sore throat, cough, or any other symptoms, please refrain from entering into the facility.


These guidelines are in place for us all until further notice and we appreciate all the support and help of all of you to remain compliant and keep our rink open. We will be under direct supervision by the City of Saratoga on all of these requirements and will be notified/play suspended if we do not comply fully. 


As masks/face coverings are now required everywhere you travel, we have a unique fundraiser setup to have your player or family show their support for Saratoga Youth Hockey. Store will only be open for a limited time to ensure timely delivery, so get those orders in FAST! Link Below


The Registration link for Skills Sessions is now open and live!!! Please register as soon as possible via the attached link as spots will fill up fast. All will be on a first come first serve basis. LINK BELOW


If you have registered for tryouts make sure to use discount code:


If you have any issues registering or have questions please contact:

Jill Ballou - text or email is best.

518-321-8969  or





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