Mentor Ice Arena Youth Hockey Programs

The Mentor Ice Arena hosts competitive and recreational hockey programs for all ages, interests and skill levels. Contact the Ice Arena staff at (440) 974-5730 for additional information.

Youth Hockey Programs

Tot Hockey is a part of our Learn-to-Skate (LTS) Program, which is offered to children age 3-5. In this program boys and girls are taught skating skills such as balance, forward and backward skating, stopping and turning. Students will also experience skating skills while using a hockey stick. Children interested in Tot Hockey must have passed Tot 1 in the Learn-to-Skate Program.

Equipment required: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey skates and hockey stick (straight blade) and hockey gloves. All Tot Hockey classes are 30 minutes in length and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

Instructional hockey is a part of our Learn-to-Skate (LTS) Program and is available to those new and beginner players looking to develop basic skills. Stick handling and hockey skating skills are emphasized. This program is ideal for players considering Rec-Hockey in the future. Boys and girls age 5-10 are eligible.

Equipment required: Players must supply own equipment; approved ice hockey helmet with cage, ice hockey junior stick (straight blade), and hockey skates. It is recommended that players also wear protective equipment. (Note: this protective equipment can be of any type, i.e. soccer or rollerblade equipment).

Pre-Requisite: Must be 5 years of age or older. Students must also pass either Learn-to-Skate Tot 3 or Tot Hockey 4 to participate in Instructional Hockey. (If child is age 4 and has passed Tot Hockey 4, he or she may participate). Students age 6 & over must pass Basic 1 before participating.

Click on a class name below for more information or to register online.

Rec-Hockey
Rec-Hockey is a recreational program offered to beginner players or players who choose not to participate in the Travel Program. Teams are on the ice one hour on Saturdays and Sundays. Emphasis is on fun as well as skill development; this is not a competitive league. Players are divided equally into teams. All games and practices are held at the Mentor Civic Arena. This program is a feeder program for Travel Hockey. Concentration will be on basic fundamentals. The program is an in-house league with development in the first two months with games following. The program runs from October – December and a second session January – March.  Registration begins in July.

Age divisions are: ADM Blue Mites (5 to 8 years), Playmakers (9 to 14 years).

Prerequisite: Players must complete the Instructional Program to participate or secure permission from the Hockey Director.

A competitive program that travels throughout the Cleveland area for league play; program is governed by the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League (CSHL). Registration is held over the summer and tryouts are held in the spring. Practices begin in early September.

For more information on Rec-Hockey and Travel Hockey contact Mentor Ice Arena at (440) 974-5730.

Adult Hockey Programs

This class is tailored for players of all levels looking to improve their hockey game and skills. 18 and older please. Equipment required: Approved hockey helmet, hockey skates, hockey gloves, stick, and personal protective equipment. Call the Arena at (440) 974-5730 for details and to register.

Don’t feel like chasing after the teenagers any more? Join the Adult 35+ League and enjoy yourself. This league is for experienced players who are looking for organized league play. No checking is allowed and all players must be at least 35 years of age (as of December 31). Registration begins in the fall. A player draft is held in September, and league play immediately follows. The season ends in March. Full protective gear is required. An approved ice hockey helmet is mandatory, and a face cage is recommended.

Pickup hockey!  For adults who are looking to develop their skills as well as get some exercise. Players must be at least 18 years of age. Full equipment is required, including helmets, and full-face cages are recommended. Fees are paid before taking the ice.

Cost is $10 per player per day per week

Games are played evenings after 8 p.m.  League runs June through mid-August; registration begins in April.  No checking is allowed and all players must be at least 18 years of age (as of December 31).  Full protective gear is required; an approved ice hockey helmet is mandatory, and a face cage is recommended.

For additional adult league information, please contact Valerie Bosch at the Ice Arena at (440) 974-5730 or at bosch@cityofmentor.com.