Mini-mites is our introductory hockey program for girls and boys ages 4 and 5. Mini-mites is for kids who have prior experience skating. During the season we help kids improve their skating as well as shoot, pass, and stickhandle. Most of all we have fun! Mini-mites is not, however, a learn to skate program. If your child does not know how to skate, we recommend the Saint Paul Figure Skating Club’s Learn to Skate Program.
The Mini Mite program is designed for children ages 5 and 6 who were born on or after June 1, 2013.
Mini-mites is also appropriate for kids ages 6 to 8 who have no prior experience playing hockey. After a year of mini-mites, these kids will be ready to play on a mite, 8U or squirt team.
Registration opens in August. The Mini Mite season runs from the first weekend in November through the end of February.
All Mini Mite practices are held at Charles Schultz Highland Arena in St Paul located at
800 S Snelling Avenue, St Paul, Mn 55116
Practices are held each Saturday and Sunday, except for holidays, from November through February. Practices are primarily held mid-morning but times do vary. Practices are not mandatory but regular attendance is encouraged to get the most out of the program.
There are no outside games at this level. At the end of the season, coaches may put together some fun cross ice games for players to give them a taste of real competition.
SPCHA provides jerseys for the Mini Mites. The cost of the jersey is included in the registration fee.
Players must provide all of their own equipment and socks.
Mini Mite season typically begins the first Saturday of November and runs through February.
The registration fee for Mini Mites is $50 per player for the season.
Please be aware, we will not be offering refunds for the Mini Mite program this year if the season is impacted by COVID-19. This program already is significantly subsidized by the association and includes a free jersey.