The Mentor Ice Arena hosts competitive and recreational hockey programs for all ages, interests and skill levels. Skaters must have passed Tot Hockey 1 or Instructional Hockey 1 in our Learn to Skate Program to be eligible for our youth hockey programs. Contact the Ice Arena staff at (440) 974-5730 for additional information.
Tot Hockey is a part of our Learn to Skate Program (LTS), which is offered to children age 3-5. Children interested in Tot Hockey must have passed Tot 1 in the Learn to Skate Program. In this program skaters are taught skating skills such as balance, forward and backward skating, stopping and turning. Skaters will also work on skating skills while using a hockey stick.
Equipment required: Hockey helmet with cage, hockey skates, hockey stick (straight blade) and hockey gloves.
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. Skaters must have passed Basic 1, Tot 3, or Tot Hockey 4 to be eligible. Children age 6+ are eligible. Stickhandling and hockey skating skills are emphasized. This program is ideal for players considering Rec Hockey in the future.
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).
Mighty Mites is an in-house hockey program for skaters age 3-6. Skaters must have past Tot Hockey 1 or Instructional Hockey 1 in the Learn to Skate program. Learn skills to improve skating while also learning the rules of the game. Recommended to take Tot Hockey 2,3 in Learn to Skate to supplement.
ADM Mite Blue is an in-house hockey program for skaters aged 8 and under. The focus will be on skill development, basic fundamentals, and fun! Players are divided into teams based on skill level. Teams will have ice time at the Mentor Ice Arena on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Games will be played at the Mentor Ice Arena, along with other local rinks. ADM Mite Blue plays in the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League and is a feeder program for our Travel Hockey league. The first few months of the season will be skill development, and games following. This program runs from September – December and a second session from January – March/April.
Ages: 8 and under
Prerequisite: Players must have passed Tot Hockey 1 or Instructional Hockey 1 in Learn to Skate
Travel Youth Hockey
A competitive program that travels throughout the Cleveland area for league play; program is governed by the Cleveland Suburban Hockey League (CSHL). Tryouts happen in early spring with registration in April/May. Skaters must have passed Tot/Instructional Hockey 1 in the Learn to Skate program and completed a season of ADM before trying out.
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For more information on Rec-Hockey and Travel Hockey contact Mentor Ice Arena at (440) 974-5730.
Arena business hours Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30PM
Once your child makes a travel team
Congratulations! Now it is time to register for the season! Please take time to fill out the forms to completion. The forms along with a $500 deposit are due to the Arena by Friday, 4/21/23 at 5PM. Forms must be physically brought in. The Arena will not accept any emailed forms or mailed forms.
What exactly needs to be turned into the Arena?
1. Player Registration Form
2. Player Code of Conduct (Signed by player and parent/guardian)
3. Medical Form
4. USA Hockey 23’ 24’ Registration – receipt (with barcode) printed and brought in. The Arena will not accept written down membership numbers *Go to: https://membership.usahockey.com follow the instructions and print out the finished registration receipt with barcode
5. Signed Booster Club fundraising agreement. (Payment is separate from the Arena fees.)
6. Payment $500 deposit are due to the Arena by Friday, 4/21/23 at 5PM, second payment is due 6/16/23 at 5PM.
Payments can be made at the Arena Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-5:00PM
Mastercard/Visa, Cash or Check (made out to City of Mentor) are accepted
Only second payments can be made online or over the phone (if all forms are turned in)
Credit Cards are not kept on file with the City of Mentor