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2020-21 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.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

This program will abide by CDC guidelines during all ice sessions. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we ask parents to please understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and limited time will be given to assist your skater before and after ice sessions. Please only sign up skaters for th­­­­is level if they can skate the entirety of the session with little to no parental support. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required.

U6 Program

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.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

This program will abide by CDC guidelines during all ice sessions. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we ask parents to please understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and limited time will be given to assist your skater before and after ice sessions. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required. This program will begin as an in-house program where games, if allowed, will be between teams comprised of Verona skaters only at Verona Ice Arena.  If restrictions loosen throughout the season, local games with other clubs may be allowed.

U8 Program (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.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

This program will abide by CDC guidelines during all ice sessions. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we ask parents to please understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and limited time will be given to assist your skater before and after ice sessions. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required. This program will begin as an in-house program where games, if allowed, will be between teams comprised of Verona skaters only at Verona Ice Arena.  If restrictions loosen throughout the season, local games with other clubs may be allowed.

U10 Program (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 (2010 and 2011 birth years).
  • 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.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we please ask parents to understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and evaluations, and limited time will be given to assist your skater before and after ice sessions. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required. 

There will be two registration options for the Squirt Program for the 2020-2021 Hockey Season.

In-House Squirt League:

This option is for skaters and families who would prefer to NOT engage in games outside Dane County, if available. Ice time will be like the traveling team, but focus will be given toward skill development rather than team games and concepts. All ice would remain at Verona Ice Arena and no games or traveling would be required. Players who elect to participate in the In-House Squirt League DO NOT need to participate in the evaluation process. This program will abide by CDC guidelines during all ice sessions.

Traveling Squirt Competitive League:

This option is for skaters and families who are looking for a similar hockey experience as in past seasons. Players enrolled in the Traveling Squirt Competitive League will go through the normal evaluation process and be placed on a team per the evaluation process.

The Traveling Squirt Competitive League will abide by CDC guidelines during practice and game ice. Based on the Dane County restrictions in place when game time arrives, the individual teams and managers will make efforts to schedule games outside of Dane County and in areas where games are allowed under county by county guidelines. If, throughout the course of the season, COVID-19 restrictions loosen to the point where normal hockey operations can resume, these teams will become the A, B, and, if applicable, C teams at the Squirt level.

U12 Program (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 (2008 and 2009 birth years).
  • 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.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we please ask parents to understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and evaluations, and limited time will be given to assist your skater before and after ice sessions. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required. 

There will be two registration options for the PeeWee program for the 2020-2021 Hockey Season.

In-House PeeWee League:

This option is for skaters and families who would prefer to NOT engage in games outside Dane County, if available. Ice time will be like that of the traveling team, but focus will be given toward skill development rather than team games and concepts. All ice would remain at Verona Ice Arena and no games or traveling would be required. Players who elect to participate in the In-House PeeWee League DO NOT need to participate in the evaluation process. This program will abide by CDC guidelines during all ice sessions.

Traveling PeeWee Competitive League:

This option is for skaters and families who are looking for a similar hockey experience as in past seasons. Players enrolled in the Traveling PeeWee Competitive League will go through the normal evaluation process and be placed on a team per the evaluation process.

The Competitive Traveling League will abide by CDC guidelines during practice and game ice.  Based on the Dane County restrictions in place when game time arrives, the individual teams and managers will make efforts to schedule games outside of Dane County and in areas where games are allowed under county by county guidelines. If, throughout the course of the year, COVID-19 restrictions loosen to the point where normal hockey operations can resume, these teams will become the A, B, and, if applicable, C teams at the Peewee level.

U14 Program (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 (2006 and 2007 birth years).
  • Season begins the first week of October.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we ask parents to please understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and evaluations. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required.

The Bantam program will abide by CDC guidelines during all practice and game ice. Based on the Dane County restrictions in place when game time arrives, the individual teams and managers will make efforts to schedule games outside of Dane County and in areas where games are allowed under county by county guidelines. If, throughout the course of the season, COVID-19 restrictions loosen to the point where normal hockey operations can resume, these teams will become the A, B, and, if applicable, C teams at the Bantam level. Considerable additional travel based on past seasons may be needed to facilitate a full game schedule at the Bantam level.

U14 Girls Program (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 (2006 and 2007 birth years).
  • Season begins the first week of October.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we ask parents to please understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and evaluations. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required.

The U14 Girls program will abide by CDC guidelines during all practice and game ice. Based on the Dane County restrictions in place when game time arrives, the individual teams and managers will make efforts to schedule games outside of Dane County and in areas where games are allowed under county by county guidelines. If, throughout the course of the season, COVID-19 restrictions loosen to the point where normal hockey operations can resume, these teams will become the A, B, and, if applicable, C teams at the Maverick level. Considerable additional travel based on past seasons may be needed to facilitate a full game schedule at the Maverick level.

U18 Program (Midget)

This level is for skaters registered and attending a registered high school or an approved Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction home study program, 18 years of age and under on the first day of the school year, not on a WIAA High School roster, and who have successfully completed the Bantam 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 14-18 (2006 and older birth years).
  • Season begins in October with two weekly practices.
  • Season runs through the first week in March.

Special Considerations for 2020-2021:

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the beginning of the season, we please ask parents to understand that you may not be able to stay during the ice sessions and evaluations. Dressing at home to limit time in the ice arena before and after ice sessions may be required.

The U18 Midget program will abide by CDC guidelines during all practice and game ice. Based on the Dane County restrictions in place when game time arrives, the individual teams and managers will make efforts to schedule games outside of Dane County and in areas where games are allowed under county by county guidelines. If, throughout the course of the year, COVID-19 restrictions loosen to the point where normal hockey operations can resume, these teams will become the A, B, and, if applicable, C teams at the Midget level. Considerable additional travel based on past seasons may be needed to facilitate a full game schedule at the Midget level