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Program Level Descriptions

Programs listed below are dependent on Public Health Madison & Dane County regulations, USA Hockey, WAHA and Region 4 return to play protocols. Programs may or may not be available and will be subject to change based on the ever changing COVID-19 restrictions. 

Learn to Play

This is an introductory program for young children that have little skating experience. These new players are instructed on skating fundamentals and introduced to the game of hockey with fun and engaging practices. Skaters are on the ice one session per week with nothing scheduled for holiday weekends.

  • On-ice sessions focus on skill development and fun small area games.
  • Typically skate on Saturday mornings starting the first Saturday of November and concluding the last weekend in February.

U6 (X-Ice)

This is a program for players ages 6 and under that have some skating experience. Skaters are on the ice up to two times each week with a practice at the Verona Ice Arena and a game each weekend at an area rink (as allowed). No games are scheduled for holiday weekends.

  • Skaters ages 6 and under with some experience.
  • Usually one practice each week with a game on Sundays at an area rink against local associations using a 3v3 format with no goaltenders. Games normally start in early December.
  • Season begins first week of October and concludes last weekend in February.

U8 (Red, White, and Blue)

This program is for skaters ages 8 and under. There are three levels (Red, White, and Blue) within the program allowing for us to provide an appropriate skill-level experience for all skaters. Skaters are on the ice up to three times per week with two practices at Verona Ice Arena and a half-ice game each weekend at a local rink (as allowed).

  • Skaters ages 7-8 with little experience to several years of experience being placed on an appropriate team.
  • Practices are typically twice per week with half ice games and goaltenders being played at local rinks on Sundays. Games normally start in mid- November.
  • Season begins the first week in October and concludes the last weekend in February.

U10 (Squirt)

This level is generally for skaters ages 9-10 that have successfully completed the U8 program and have qualified for participation at the Squirt level. Evaluations are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 9-10
  • Practices begin the first week of October and due to the projection of three teams at this level, there will be a rotating three-day practice schedule.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

U10 (Squirt Recreation)

The Squirt Recreation program focuses on development of skating skills, hockey strategies and fundamentals. Recreational games are played in-house or against other appropriately skilled teams in the Dane County area with a suited up goalie in the net. 

  • Skaters ages 9-10 
  • Practices are typically 1-2 times a week  with one game on the weekend.  Typically a couple of games will be scheduled later in the season as an introduction to playing on full ice.
  • Season begins in October and concludes in February 

U12 (PeeWee)

This level is generally for skaters ages 11-12 that have successfully completed the Squirt program and have qualified for participation at the PeeWee level. Evaluations are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 11-12 
  • Practices begin the first week of October and due to the projection of 3 teams at this level, there will be a rotating 3-day practice schedule. 
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

U12 (PeeWee Recreation)

The PeeWee Recreation program focuses on development of skating skills, hockey strategies and fundamentals. Recreational games are played in-house or against other appropriately skilled teams in the Dane County area with a suited up goalie in the net. 

  • Skaters ages 11-12
  • Practices are typically 1-2 times a week  with one game on the weekend.  Typically a couple of games will be scheduled later in the season as an introduction to playing on full ice.
  • Season begins in October and concludes in February 

U14 (Bantam)

This level is for skaters ages 13-14 that have successfully completed the PeeWee program and have qualified for the Bantam level. Evaluations are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 13-14 
  • Season begins the first week of October.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

U14 Girls (Mavericks)

This level is for girl skaters ages 13-14 that have successfully completed the PeeWee program. Evaluations are conducted at the beginning of the season to determine player placement on the A, B, or C team when numbers necessitate the need for multiple teams. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 13-14 
  • Season begins the first week of October.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

U18 (Midget)

The U18 (Midget) team is for skaters age 15-18 years. The number of practices and games each week can vary but generally include two weeknight practices at Verona Ice Arena and one to two games on weekends.

  • Skaters ages 15-18 (2006 and older birth years).
  • Season begins in October 
  • Season runs through the beginning of March