Information and Pricing (St Catharines CYO Minor Hockey)


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Information and Pricing for the 2024-2025 Season, Recreational Divisions

(Registration opening Tuesday May 21 at 9:00 am)

Our recreational season runs from September to the end of March. Our home ice is Merritton Arena but we do have ice at other facilities in the area. U11 - U18 will participate in the Local League Loop.

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

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 October)

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 October)

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 September)

U11 to U21 divisions run an average of 2 days per week.


Age Group (on December 31, 2024) Birth Year 2024-25 Early Bird Fee
(by July 1)
 2024-25 Fee
(July 2 - August 15)
 20245-25 Late Fee
(after August 15)
 FUNdamentals - 4 and 5 years old 2019, 2020  $315 $370 $370 
 U7 Initiation Program (IP) - 5 and 6 years old 2018, 2019  $470 $525 $525 
 U9 Half-Ice until January - 7 and 8 years old 2016, 2017  $571 $600 $700 
 U11 - 9 and 10 years old 2014, 2015  $650 $700 $800
 U13 - 11 and 12 years old 2012, 2013  $650 $700 $800 
 U15 - 13 and 14 years old 2010, 2011  $650 $700 $800 
 U18 - 15, 16, and 17 years old 2007, 2008, 2009  $650 $700 $800 
 U21 - 18, 19, and 20 years old 2004, 2005, 2006  TBD TBD  TBD
 Jr. Ice Dogs - Special Needs Program**   $350   $350  $350

** 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 2 instalments with 50% initial payment and the remainder payable on August 15. After August 15, full payment is required. If you do not own a credit card, you may purchase a prepaid credit card to use online.

U11 to U21 Goalie Discount:Thanks to Kruger Big Assist, goalies will only pay $250 for this season!

Jr. Ice Dogs Discount: Thanks to Kruger Big Assist, our Special Needs participants will only pay $250 for this season!

* Late Fee: Registration after August 15 will incur an additional late fee of $100.

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 1st will incur a $50.00 Administration Fee. From Sept. 2 - 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 10, 50% of the registration fee + $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after December 10.

How to Register

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