2019-2020 season registration is now open. Please see the 19-20 season rates below. In general, rates were raised by 3% this year. The main factor in our need to raise rates is the City of Ames increased their charge for ice time by 3%. Ice time is our largest expense by far and has a direct influence on what we charge skaters. As a board, we work very hard to keep fees as low as possible. Skater fees and fundraising/sponsorship are our only source of income, and we hope to increase our fundraising/sponsorship efforts to avoid future fee increases. We welcome any ideas for fundraisers and sponsors.
New this season is an early bird registration period, now until August 30, in which you will receive a $100 discount if you register by August 30. All registration on or after September 1 will not receive the $100 discount.
Additionally, if you have multiple skaters in AMHA Mite Level and above, you will receive a $100.00 discount.
19/20 Fees Early Bird (by Aug 30) On or After Sept 1
High School $3,100 $3,200
Bantam $1,605 $1,705
PeeWee $1,172 $1,272
Squirt $1,008 $1,108
Mite 8U $629 $729
Mite 6U $425 $525
AMHA will hold tryouts for each division (depending on numbers) the week of September 23 – 30. More details forthcoming.
Please register your skater(s) within the appropriate age group for which they are eligible to skate in this upcoming season. Those who are interested in asking for your child to be evaluated for a possible move-up this season should fill out the AMHA Player Move Up Request Form and submit to Fred Van Bergen. All player evaluations will take place during the tryout period, September 23 – 30th. If you have any questions related to the move up process, please contact Fred Van Bergen.
AMHA will continue to partner with the McFarland Sports Medicine Clinic this season for our concussion screening. All new skaters will need to be screened (10yrs old and above) while other skaters will be re-screened based on their year in school. The need to retest skaters is to create a rotation schedule since last year was the first-time using McFarland Sports Medicine Clinic. Our goal is to have “mass screenings” at the rink while still providing the opportunity for individual appointments at the rink. Team Coordinators will provide more detail when available.
Learn to Play session will begin on Tuesday, October 22nd. Registration for the fall LTP session will be made available in mid to later September. If you are interested in participating in the LTP program, please wait to register during that LTP registration period. If your skater participated in the Learn to Play program last season and is age-appropriate, you are strongly encouraged to register for the appropriate age level team. I would encourage you to speak with Fred Van Bergen to determine the best option for your skater.
The official start of the season will be Monday, September 30th.
2018-2019 AMHA Skaters:
No Fee (summer fee was included in the overall 2018 – 2019 registration fee)
Current AMHA skater is defined as having skated with AMHA during the 2018 – 2019 season. Learn to Play participates fee did not include the summer ice program.
2018-2019 Learn to Play Participants:
Participates who skated in the LTP program during the 18 – 19 season with a birth year of 2014 or above and who are ready to progress into their appropriate age group team.
Equipment Rental - $50 (if a skater requires any equipment from AMHA to participate on the ice)
Non – AMHA Skater:
Fees: $175 Mites – Bantams
High School: No Fee
Week 1: July 8th – 11th
Week 2: July 15th – 18th
Week 3: July 22nd – 25th
Week 4: July 29th – Aug 1st
Monday (Power Skating), Tuesday (Individual Skill Drills), Thursday (Team Drills)
U10 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
U14 – 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:45 - 9:45 pm: High School Skaters Only
Age group breakdown:
Skaters should skate within the age group for which they will be moving into this upcoming season. Bantams who become High School eligible can skate during the summer as both Bantams and High School. Those who are interested in asking for your child to be evaluated for a possible move-up next season should skate with the age group for which they are currently eligible. No formal move up evaluations will take place during summer hockey. If you have any questions related to which level please, contact Fred Van Bergen.
U10 - Includes all players 10 years old and younger including Mites, Squirts and AMHA Learn to Play level 2. Learn to Play skaters must be birth year 2014 or older (meaning 2013, 2012, etc.). Please contact LTP Coach Fred Van Bergen with questions on learn to play skaters taking part in summer program. firstname.lastname@example.org
U14 - Includes all players 14 years old and younger including Pee Wees, Bantams and Learn to Play Level 2 that are age appropriate and preparing to move into their appropriate age level team.
AMHA High School Team Night: All AMHA eligible High School Players.
Goalies - Will have skating, movement and individual drills geared towards the Goalie Position. Goalies should attend during their designated age group.