Try Hockey for Free

Getting Started

Did you know that in 2018/2019 hockey season over 25,000 kids tried youth hockey for the very first time?

The Beloit Youth Hockey Association is just one of thousands of youth hockey associations across the country that team up with USA Hockey to provide days where your child can try hockey for free.

In the 2022/2023 hockey season, BYHA will host Try Hockey for Free (USA Hockey events) on Saturday, November 5, 2022, and Saturday, Feb 25, 2023, at Edwards Ice Arena.

Register today at and enter the zip code 53511 then choose the Beloit location. Due to Covid, pre-registration is mandatory so we can place people in small groups throughout the day. Walk-ups will not be allowed.

During these events, please bring a bike helmet, if you do not have one, we will provide your child with a helmet and a pair of skates. We do recommend that your skater bring a pair of gloves and we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to get checked in for the event and to get a proper fitting for the helmet and skates.

If anyone has any questions or would like more information about the Try Hockey for Free Dates, please feel free to contact BYHA president Dave Braasch @ or BYHA Coaching Directors Gio Piccione or David Wandell.

What is the next step after Try Hockey for Free?

If your child enjoyed their time trying hockey for free, you have the option to register your child for the FREE Beginner program or our Mite programs with BYHA. However, first you will need to register him/her online at  Once you have received your USA Hockey Number, you will need to register your child on

More information regarding our beginner and mite programs can be found on the TAB located under the HOME page.

What equipment does my child need?

In an opportunity to grow the game of hockey BYHA has a limited amount of new player "starter kits" that will be available to rent on a first come/first serve basis. These kits will include all the equipment your child requires to play hockey (with the exception of skates). BYHA will charge a $50.00 rental fee for this equipment. BYHA also has a equipment page that is located on Facebook (Beloit Youth Hockey Equipment Swap) .  If interested in renting equipment, please contact either Dave Braasch or Gio Piccione.

For more information please contact

Dave Braasch, BYHA President at 

Dave Braasch


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