Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education

S.K.A.T.E. Registration


Register Your Youth Hockey Club / Association

Registration fees are used to help offset the costs of the program such as providing Award Certificates and Bag Tags to each qualifier.

Pro, collegiate and high school teams all support S.K.A.T.E.!

For less than $1 per player,  youth hockey organizations can join the nation's leading academic recognition program.  For more than 25 years, the SKATE program has been promoting the importance of youth hockey players having a student-athlete mindset.  This program is open to all youth hockey organizations!


For the 2019-20 season, youth hockey clubs and associations can now register electronically!  It's fast and simple.  Click on the "REGISTRATION"  tab and follow the prompts to register your youth hockey association. Once you select the "SIZE" our registration system automatically tabulates the fee. 


Have Questions About S.K.A.T.E.?

The S.K.A.T.E. program was founded in 1993-94 by three (3) hockey Moms from one local organization in Minnesota. One of those co-founders, Joanne O'Leary, serves as the Director of the program and manages registration for youth hockey organizations. If you have any questions, please email Joanne at 


What Is S.K.A.T.E.?   An academic achievement  recognition program -- which stands for Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education. It is designed to encourage student athletes to maintain good grades and study habits while participating in youth hockey and to reward them for good performance.

Who Can Participate In S.K.A.T.E.? This program is available to all youth hockey organizations. So, in order for an individual players to participate, the youth hockey organization must first be registered. 

How Can Our Youth Hockey Organization Get Involved? It's easy! Our Association Registration Form is now available online.  The fee structure is based upon the size of the youth hockey organization and the cost-per-player generally works out to be less than $1 per person.  

What Are The General Qualifications? A cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or above during the academic period (s) which coincide with the youth hockey season.   Qualification confirmations for the program are done at the local association level through a SKATE Coordinator.

How Can Youth Hockey Parents Get Involved?  Most importantly, continue to remind young players about the importance of academic performance. We like to say that the sport of hockey is not necessarily a destination in life ... but a vehicle to learn how to become a more complete person.  Parents make great volunteers at the local level and often serve as coordinators at the team or club level.  Parent volunteers are the lifeblood of the program!

Joanne O'Leary


Phone: 7634584827