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2019 NRYHA S.K.A.T.E Participation

01/25/2019, 3:45pm CST
By Web Admin

Attention all NRYHA Students

NRYHA is recognizing our Student Athletes through the S.K.A.T.E. Program.


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. The SKATE coordinator does verification of G.P.A.
  • 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.


To Sign Up

Click on the Enroll link to fill our the participation form.

What you will need to enroll

  1. Parent Name and email
  2. Student name and Grade (K-12) info.
  3. Copy of Grades*
  4. Google Account to upload on form*



 Click to ENROLL 



*Please note all applicants will need to download a copy of your student's final grades and a have valid Google Account (free) to upload a copy of your student's grades to the form.


Hurry! Deadline to enroll February 22

S.K.A.T.E. Banquet Details

Date: March 28

Time: 6 pm

Location: NR High School Commons

Pizza will be provided. All student athletes will be recognized for their achievements with special award being give to the Top GPA female and male student athlete.

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