City of Lakes Youth Hockey's main goal is to offer a fun, competitive youth hockey program for kids who live or go to school in Minneapolis north of Interstate 94/394.
Ages – we have programs for kids from 4-13. Our travel teams range from ages 9 - 13 that compete in metro-wide leagues and statewide tournaments.
Open to kids of many athletic abilities - the Titans field travel teams at the B and C levels. There's a good chance that any kid who loves hockey can play with us. As we grow, we will look to field teams at the A level.
Scholarships available - every effort is made to accommodate any athletic kid who is dedicated to learning the game of hockey.
Tryouts – tryouts are held for age groups where we have enough kids for multiple teams. Generally, this has been at the squirt level (ages 9-10). Otherwise, we do not. Kids under the age of 9 do not have any tryouts.
Season - practices begin in late September/early October. Game play for travel teams begins typically in November/December and ends in late February.
Where do we skate? - Our main arenas are Northeast Ice Arena and Augsburg Ice Arena in Minneapolis. Additionally, we have some ice time at West Side Arena in St. Paul, which we try to use only for older skaters. We skate outdoors at Minneapolis parks when weather permits. Road games can be across the metro area, and tournaments can be across the states on Minnesota and Wisconsin.
How often do we skate? – mini mites (ages 4-6) can expect 1-2 times a week, mites (7-8) can expect 2-3 times a week, squirts (9-10) can expect 3-4 times a week, and peewees (11-12) can expect 4 times a week. This can vary from week to week, and the weather can affect how much outdoor ice we have.
Fundraising – Yes, we fundraise. We do a wreath sale and two pizza sales – pick and choose whichever is right for you. We will kick back half of the fundraising profits to you. We also have fundraising events in the community during the season, and a spaghetti dinner in March to close things out.
Volunteering – We are a volunteer run organization, and depend on families to assist with various organizational tasks. Volunteer hours are 6 hours for a single skater, and 10 for families with more than one skater. Families whose only skater is a first year mini mite are exempt from volunteering.