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    S.K.A.T.E. 2018

    While the date has not been set for the 2018 S.K.A.T.E. banquet, we have news...

    Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education (S.K.A.T.E.)

    S.K.A.T.E. is an academic recognition program designed to encourage youth hockey players to strive for excellence in the classroom. The program was originally developed prior to the 1993-94 season by parent volunteers at a youth hockey organization in Minnesota to emphasize the importance of academic performance to young players. Focusing on the competitive nature of the young student-athletes, the program soon saw results with a significant increase in Grade Point Averages among youth hockey players.

    In the 1997-98 season, the S.K.A.T.E. program was adopted and endorsed by Minnesota Hockey, the statewide governing body of amateur hockey. Within a few years, the S.K.A.T.E. program expanded to include nearly 100 youth hockey organizations and more than 10,000 participants on an annual basis. In a short time, the S.K.A.T.E. program has evolved into the most recognized and most popular off-ice initiative in youth hockey.


    * Student athletes graded must have a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above.

    *  Special education students may qualify with a letter from their case manager stating they showed above average performance.

    * Grades will be utilized from the time period(s) that closely aligns with the hockey season.

    * All grades received during the designated grading period must be used to determine Grade Point Average.

    * No incomplete grades are allowed during the designated grading period.  If a student receives an F or Incomplete, they do not qualify for S.K.A.T.E.

    * Report cards will be utilized to determine Grade Point Average, but S.K.A.T.E. respects individual privileges for privacy. So, verification of G.P.A. is done by the SKATE administrator.

    * It is important to note that we want to lean on the side of being more INCLUSIVE of young players than EXCLUSIVE. While there are grade parameters described above, if there are cases that deserve special attention please let us know. 

    The SKATE banquet will be the same time\location as the end of year banquet and include pizza for players. This date and time has NOT been set yet but will be announced as soon as possible.

    Please fill out the form found below and return WITH a copy of your child's report card to

    Thank you.


    New Richmond Youth Hockey Association

    Welcome to the New Richmond Youth Hockey Association Web site.  Our youth hockey association provides boys and girls in the New Richmond, Wisconsin area the opportunity to participate in the great sport of ice hockey.

    December Ice Cold Cash Winners!!!!

    Congrats to all the winners! All checks will be sent out to the winners in the beginning of January to the addresses on the ticket stubs. As always, thank you for your commitment to helping our youth!

    1st $100 Stacie Getzie                    16th $100 Aurora Dutscheck

    2nd $50 Jan Erickson                      17th $150 Melissa Kittel

    3rd $150 Dorenbush's                     18th $150 Rothmeier's

    4th $50 Jason Brabec                      19th $50 Patrick Davis

    5th $100 Heather O'Gara                 20th $100 Ben Hallas

    6th $50 David Maddock                   21st $50 Garrett Masloski

    7th $100 Jesse Kvitek                      22nd $100 Molly Welch

    8th $50 Steph Karno                        23rd $50 Josh Kuelon

    9th $100 Marlene Pullin                    24th $150 Gary Schmieg

    10th $150 Dale Trinko                      25th $1000 John Curtis

    11th $50 Chad Bennett                    26th $50 Ryan Shervey

    12th $100 Joe Sempf                       27th $150 Jim Potacini

    13th $50 Roger Fisher                      28th $50 Dan Karas

    14th $100 Hannah Heggernes           29th $150 Sara Parr

    15th $50 Melinda Moffat                   30th $500 Mindy Woods

    31st $50 Jessica McGillis


    Pictures by NP Design

    The New Richmond Youth Hockey Association thanks NPDesign for taking pictures of all hockey teams.

    Association members can find and order pictures by going to the NPDPSports Image Gallery.

    Image Gallery:

    Team Picture 2015-2016

    Team Picture 2015-2016

    Open Skate

    Open Skate is starting Friday, October 27th from 7-9pm.  Cost is $4 per skater.  Helmets are required for all youth.  A limited number of helmets are available to be borrowed from the association.  Come down and skate!

    There are 4 volunteers spots that need to be filled by association members in order to have Open Skate.  Sign up by going through the Concession sign up sheet on the Rink tab.  It's a great way to get your hours in!


    Registration for the NRYHA 2017-2018 season:

    • Click Here to begin Online Registration!
    • Warm-ups are available to be purchased online. Information for warm-up ordering will be released soon.
    • All registration is done online.  Registration assistance for users needing access to an internet connection will be available at the New Richmond rink on the following dates:
      • First nights of 3x3 for each level, September 11th @ 5PM and September 12th @ 7PM.  All players must be registered with NRYHA for the season to participate in 3x3, Tryout Camps and Tryouts.

    2017/2018 Registration Fees 
    New member discount of $25.
    1st year Mites - $235 + $25 for jersey fee. 
    2nd year Mites - $260 
    Squirt/U10 - $535 
    PeeWee/U12 - $620 
    Bantam/U14 - $695 
    High School Boys - $685 
    High School Girls Register in Somerset

    Fundraising Fee - $100 (Due at 1st payment of registration)
    3x3 Registration - $60 (Due at 1st payment of registration)  (3x3 is optional participation)

    Please follow the steps below to play for NRYHA this season:

    • Register each player in your family with USA Hockey prior to ONLINE registration or the NRYHA Registration Sessions.  USA Hockey requires all players to register and pay the dues directly through the USA Hockey website.  USA Hockey membership is REQUIRED for all NRYHA players.  Please make sure to include all information (i.e.: Parent 1/Parent 2, multiple phone numbers,  etc.) to make it easier for Managers and Coaches to get in touch with their teams as soon as possible.  To register:
      • Go to the USA Hockey registration website page:
      • Click on the "Ice Players and Coaches" button and follow the on-screen directions. You will be able to sign up multiple players through this process.  Additionally, USA Hockey membership fees must be paid with a credit or debit card.  If you don't have a credit card, a Visa gift card will work the same way.  Simply purchase one from a retailer like Walmart and use it like a credit card.
      • NEW THIS YEAR: Registrants will acknowledge their Waiver of Liability and the Concussion Information Forms during USA Hockey registration.

    Important Note:  The USA Hockey and WAHA Fees for each player remain at $40 (NRYHA will not credit these fees).  All Youth must be registered prior to registration. Without your USA Hockey registration confirmation, we can not process your registration.

    Each player must have all information above for registration to be accepted.

    Other notes for Registration

    1. All outstanding balances from previous season(s) need to be paid in full prior to or at the time of registration. Contact Melissa Kittel if you have questions;
    2. Prospective coaches should check the Coaching Corner section of the website to find the Coach Registration form.
    3. Register for "Learn to Skate" by calling Community Ed at 715-243-7421
    4. Please contact Brita Hahn with any registration questions at
    5. All players must register by October 15th in order for rosters to be provided to WAHA.

    **All details relating to tryouts and pre-tryout camps will be on the website when available.

    Referees Wanted


    As we prepare for the upcoming season, we hope that those who have refereed in the past will be returning again this season. We have heard that there are several people considering becoming certified, and we are hoping to recruit additional refs for the season and years to come. A link to the Wisconsin Hockey Officials Association (WHOA) site listing upcoming seminars is listed below:

    Please note that there is a seminar offered in River Falls on October 21st. If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as the clinics fill up quickly.

    Ryan Kelly has been appointed by the NRYHA BOD to serve as the ref scheduler for the season. We ask that all interested and all returning refs send an email to Ryan:

    Please include your contact information (email and cell), the level you are certified to ref, and if you are new, please let Ryan know what seminar you will be registering for. Please feel free to reach out to Ryan with any questions.

    We are looking forward to a great season and we appreciate your consideration in returning or joining our team of referees!



    2017-2018 Tournament Dates

    We are excited to announce that we have added a new Squirt C tournament  on January 5-7 this year.  We will now take Minnesota Squirt B1 and B2 teams during our Squirt Tournament on December 8-10.  We have moved the dates of our PeeWee tournament to December 14-17.  Another big change, we are accepting Minnesota PeeWee A teams this year.  Please note that the date starts on a Thursday for teams that are close to us.   

    Please look at our Tournaments page for more information.  We are Full in Bantams and in Both PeeWee levels.  

    We are still looking for one Squirt C Team and one U12B and three U10B teams.

    New Richmond Youth Hockey Association presents

    The GOAL Program


    Interested in learning to SKATE and PLAYING HOCKEY for FREE?
    Then the NRYHA’s Get Out And Learn (GOAL) program is the answer. The GOAL Program gives kids in our community an opportunity to learn how to skate and experience hockey for FREE. The program provides equipment for each player and provides 4 practice times with experienced instructors.

    The GOAL Program is a great way to introduce your child to a game loved my millions, and without having to invest tons of money.

    Don’t know how to skate? No problem.
    One of the goals of the program is to help kids learn to skate. The program provides instructors on the ice to help kids learn the basics of skating. The on-ice sessions are designed to help your child learn to skate with fundamental drills. The program also incorporates plenty of games that promote fast learning techniques while having fun.

    Don’t have any hockey equipment? No problem.
    The GOAL Program also promotes the experience of hockey by providing shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, pants, gloves, helmet, equipment bag, and a stick for FREE. Participants just need to provide skates.

    Want to experience hockey RISK FREE? No problem.
    The program allows kids and parents to experience hockey for FREE in a fun atmosphere. All kids dress in full equipment during the on-ice sessions to allow them to feel like real hockey players.

    If after 4 weeks you and your child fall in love with the game and want to experience more, there is an opportunity to register for our in-house hockey program.

    Registration and Program Information

    The program will be offered to the FIRST 50 kids to register. 

    4 Free Sessions

    Sessions will start on Sunday, October 1.

    To Register: Click here

    Questions? - email


    The program fills fast and is limited, so contact us soon!


    Current News

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    Work Hour Tracking Spreadsheet

    The work hour  tracking spreadsheet has been loaded to the website.  Hours for coaching and team managers will be logged after tryouts and team formations.

    The path to follow to get to the spreadsheet:

    Admin > Volunteer Info > Work Hours > My Work Hours

    Any questions regarding this information can be directed to Tracy at

    Create an Account to Register for Mass E-Mail

    NRYHA uses e-mail as a primary way to communicate important association information and events.  Please make sure that your family creates a profile to ensure that you don't miss important updates.

    It's easy...simply click on the Create an Account link at the top left side of this page and follow the directions! 

    You can also update your information by logging in at any time (use the Login button at the top left of this page).

    Sometimes new users will find NRYHA messages in the Junk E-mail folder(s) of their messaging software.  If you've missed any NRYHA communications, be sure to check to see if this is the case.  If so, be sure to Unjunk the message and add the address to your “Safe Senders list”.  If you still have issues please send an e-mail to the communications manager with the details.

    Need to Send Information to NRYHA Members?

    If you need information added to the site or an email sent to members, please request this through the communications manager.  Please provide all necessary details along with your contact information in the case the communications manager needs to contact you with questions.