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Learn To Play Hockey Registration

HIP ends 2/24!

The last HIP practice is 2/24.  If you rented equipment from DPYH, please be ready to turn it in after practice.  Rick Chandler, our Equipment Manager, will be upstairs on the top level to accept equipment and return your deposit checks.  YOU MUST RETURN YOUR EQUIPMENT THAT DAY.

Try Hockey for Free is 2/23 - come on out for some extra ice time at the De Pere Ice Arena from 11:30am - 1:00pm!  You can register ahead of time at and enter zip code 54115 and choose the De Pere Ice Arena.

Welcome to HIP (Hockey Initiation Program) at DPYH!

HIP is a great way to learn to play hockey.  If you child can walk on skates, they can join the HIP program.  We focus on making them comfortable on the ice wearing their equipment, basic hockey moves, and just having fun!  Children as young as 4 years old can sign up, although we do have kids as old as 8 or 9 that have started with HIP because their friends told them hockey was fun and moved up to a higher level as they progressed durning the season.  It's all about the individual child and their skill level.

Our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page link is below if you want to check out our most asked about questions.  Otherwise, our contact information is at the bottom of this page if you want to give us a call or shoot us an email.  We are glad to help!



Fees for the 2018-2019 season will be FREE this season!  We are trying to make it easy to try hockey, so tell your friends to come and try hockey with De Pere Youth Hockey!

If you want to rent equipment, we are asking for a post-dated check for $100 that you will receive back at the end of the season when you return they equipment.  If you have your own equipment, no need to make a deposit fee.



HIP for 2018-19 will be practicing on Sundays, from 9:00-9:50am, starting on November 11th, 2018 and ending February 24th, 2019.  No practice on 12/23 & 12/30.

HIP practices will be posted on our website calendar.  Please reference the calendar throughout the season for any schedule updates.  You can download the schedule to your phone or calendar by following the directions on the calendar page.  That way it is always up to date!

Don't worry if the season is already started, you can always register and attend at any time!


 Mandatory Equipment for Hockey Introductory Program:

  • Helmet 
  • Breezers (hockey pants)
  • Gloves 
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shin Pads 
  • Skates
  • Stick
  • Practice Jersey 
  • Shoulder Pads 

Equipment Rental (distributed the first night of HIP): 

The De Pere Youth Hockey Association has equipment (excluding skates) for you use on a first come-first serve basis.  If you choose to use our rental equipment, you will need to write a deposit check for $100 post-dated for March 30, 2019 made out to DPYH.  You will receive the check back, uncashed, when you return all of the equipment in good working order at the end of the season.

If you choose to purchase equipment, you can visit locally:

  • Dicks Sporting Goods

  • Play it Again Sports

Recommended online options are:

Here is a good article about gear that you can check out if you are new to the sport!  Find that here: NEW TO HOCKEY GUIDE TO GEAR

Any questions regarding the registration process may be directed to:

Dena Sands


Any questions regarding the HIP program may be directed to:

Tiffany Weckwerth

Tiffany Weckwerth

Website/Communications (1 Year Term Expires 4/2018)

Phone: (920) 983-0901