Information and Pricing (St Catharines CYO Minor Hockey)


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Information and Pricing for the 2023-2024 Season, Recreational Divisions

(Registration opening Monday, June 12 at 9:00 am)

Our recreational season runs from September to the end of March. For most divisions, ice will be Saturday practices and games on Sunday for the younger divisions. Older age divisions may have weeknight ice depending on availability. Our home ice is Merritton Arena but we do have ice at other facilities in the area.

U6 (Fundamentals)
1 hour a week, Saturday mornings (Starts Oct 7)

U6 Fundamentals is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program for players aged 4 to 5, that uses Hockey Canada's U7 Program curriculum to teach beginners basic technical skills (skating, puck handling, stopping, passing, turning and shooting) in an atmosphere that stresses FUN, cooperation and fair play. The participants must be able to stand on the ice with skates.

U7 (Initiation Program "IP") - half ice program
1 hour Saturday and 1 hour Sunday, late morning (Starts Oct 7)

The U7 program is an introduction to hockey in a safe, fun, and positive environment. The program is structured as a confidence building and learn-to-play experience designed to introduce players to basic hockey skills and team-play. The U7 Hockey Canada Player pathway is designed for players 5 and 6 years old and is suitable to all skill levels at this age group. U7 runs Saturdays and Sundays, and averages 2 days per week. Note that some weekends we may have only 1 hour depending on holiday weekends or blackout dates for tournaments.

U9 - Cross ice 4 on 4 until January, then full ice 5 on 5
1 hour Saturday and 1 hour Sunday (Starts Sept 24)

The U9 program focuses on skill development in a half-ice environment. The U9 player pathway is designed specifically for 7 and 8 year old players. Note that some weekends we may have only 1 hour depending on holiday weekends or blackout dates for tournaments.

U11 to U21 - full ice 5 on 5
2 hours per week (Starts Sept 16)

U11 to U18 are full ice 5 on 5 programs that run an average of 2 days per week. U15 - U18 may involve a week night.

*** ALL PRICES INCLUDE the full season AND our ALL-STAR 90th Birthday Weekend tourney and skills competition AND our year end tournament.

Age Group (on December 31, 2023) Birth Year 2023-24 Fee
(before Sept. 10)
 2023-24 Fee
(Sept. 11 - Dec. 1)
 FUNdamentals - 4 and 5 years old 2018, 2019  $313 $313 
 U7 Initiation Program (IP) - 5 and 6 years old 2017, 2018  $467 $467
 U9 Half-Ice until January - 7 and 8 years old 2015, 2016  $571 $621
 U11 - 9 and 10 years old 2013, 2014  $647 $697 
 U13 - 11 and 12 years old 2011, 2012  $647 $697 
 U15 - 13 and 14 years old 2009, 2010  $647 $697 
 U18 - 15, 16, and 17 years old 2006, 2007, 2008  $647 $697 
 U21 - 18, 19, and 20 years old 2003, 2004, 2005  TBD - Register to declare
interest in playing.
 Jr. Ice Dogs - Special Needs Program**   $300   $300

** For further information on the Jr. Ice Dogs program please contact Rick Jones.

Funding Support

If you require community funding support, please refer to the many resources found on our Funding Support page. Please check each program as to when applications open. We suggest you apply as soon as possible to ensure you receiving funding in time for registration. 

Payment Information

Payments accepted by Credit Card only. Payment options include full payment, or split across 3 instalments with 50% initial payment (July 15, August 15, September 15). If you do not own a credit card, you may purchase a prepaid credit card to use online.

U11 to U21 Goalie Discount: Goalies from U11-U21 will have a $75 reduction in their registration fees. U9 and under do not have full-time goalies as per Hockey Canada Pathways and U9 and under goalie equipment is supplied by the league.

* Late Fee: Registration after September 10th will incur an additional late fee of $50.

Sibling Discount:
CYO offers a $100 discount for the 2nd sibling registered and a further $150 discount for the 3rd and $150 for the 4th sibling registered.

Refund Requests: 
Refunds requested on or before September 15th will incur a $50.00 Administration Fee. From Sept. 15 - Oct 15 the fee increases to $75.00 due to mandatory HC, OHF and Alliance fees paid out by CYO. After October 15, the fee will increase to $150. Between December 1 and December 15, 50% of the registration fee + $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after December 15.


How to Register

Please refer to this information page on requirements before registering and for the registration link.