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Rome Youth Hockey Association


Rome Youth Hockey Association Our Mission is to provide our youth with the best possible opportunity to HAVE FUN while playing the sport of Ice Hockey.


RYHA Practice Slots and Evaluations at The Utica Auditorium

RYHA has rented ice at the Utica Auditorium.

Please use the link at the bottom to sign up, have your 2020-2021 USA Hockey number ready!

The schedule for practice and evaluations is as follows:


8U (a)11am-12pm
8U (b)12pm-1pm
10U (a)1pm-2pm
12U 2pm-3pm
14U 3pm-4pm



10U (b)11am-12pm
16/18U 12pm-1pm
Girls 10/12U 1pm-2pm
Girls 14/16U 2pm-3pm



8U (a)10am-11am
8U (b)11am-12pm
10U (a)12pm-1pm
12U 1pm-2pm
14U 2pm-3pm



10U (b)10am-11am
16/18U 11am-12pm
Girls 10/12U 12pm-1pm
Girls 14/16U 1pm-2pm



8U (a)10am-11am
10U (a)11am-12:30pm
12U 12:30-2pm
14U 2-3:30pm

16/18U 3:30-5pm



8U (b)10am-11am
Girls 10/12U 11am-12pm
Girls 14/16U 12pm-1pm
10U (b)1pm-2:00pm
12U 2pm-3pm
14U 3pm-4pm
16/18U 4pm-5pm


Kennedy Arena Plans to Reopen November 2, 2020!

Stay tuned for more details regarding the reopening plan.

Rome Youth Hockey Association is looking to field tournament/state bound teams at the following levels:

16-18U Co-Ed

14U Co-Ed

12U Co-Ed

Girls 16U-Head Coach Steve Zizzo

Girls 14U-Head Coach Steve Zizzo

Girls 12U-Head Coach Nick Mendiola


Tryouts TBD due to COVID-19


We are still accepting Head Coach applications for the 12U, 14U, 16-18U Co-Ed teams,  Please fill out a RYHA coaching application by clicking on the link below.

To demonstrate how a full sheet of ice looks to a child, USA Hockey put adult players on an extra large rink with giant nets to simulate what a child sees. The players found the games tiring, difficult and said they would lose interest quickly in the sport if that was what they faced. See how adult players opened their eyes to what is being taught by the American Development Model of cross-ice hockey and small-area games. Learn more at