skip navigation

New To Hockey


This page will be helpful as you begin the exciting and rewarding experience of youth hockey. In our not so humble opinion, it is one of the best sports for building character, as well as developing confidence, teamwork, and a solid work ethic… it is also tons of fun!!

Early years, for a new player, are typically spent in our mite program (3rd/4th grade and under).  This program is all about fun, learning to skate and developing basic skills.  Your child is NOT required to know how to skate or play hockey. They WILL be able to skate in no time and you’ll be surprised at how quickly they learn and catch on.

You can start playing hockey at any age. It is NOT a requirement to have play at the mini-mite or even the mite levels. It is never too late to start and learn to play the great game of hockey.

We will provide everything that your child will need for hockey.  There is a deposit required (uncashed check) for the equipment and skates.  Our goal is to make your hockey experience as economical and rewarding as possible.

Resources for New Hockey Parents

Here are additional resources provided by Minnesota Hockey for anyone new to hockey.

Brian Julson

Mite Coordinator

Phone: (763) 464-6346

Princeton Ice Arena Tiny Tigers

Welcome to Princeton Ice Arena Tiny Tiger. 

We wanted to put some information out in regards to Tiny Tigers ice time. Tiny Tigers will approximately start the end of October. The ice time will be on Saturdays mid morning. We will be updating the calendar with times as soon as we get them. If you have any questions please contact our Tiny Tiger Director.

Ben Heath

Tiny Tigers Director


Click here to learn more.


Learn about our Program Levels to determine what level you should sign up your child.



  • Step 1 of 3: Register with USA Hockey. Remember to register each of your children with USA Hockey. Each child must have their own unique USA Hockey confirmation number. Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation number(s), they are needed for step 2.
  • Step 2 of 3: Complete the PYHA Registration based on your child's age as of July 1st.
  • Step 3 of 3: After you complete the USA Hockey and PYHA online registrations. Attend one of the in-person registration sessions at the Princeton Ice Arena on August 15th or 16th from  6:00 pm –  8:30 pm for Levels Mite, 8U,Squirt, 10U, PeeWee, 12U, Bantam, 15U.   You will need to bring a copy of your child's birth certificate if you are NEW to PYHA to the arena during one of the in-person registration days.



  • $50 for USA/MN Hockey (exception ages 6 and younger, birth year 2012 or later are free, still must register.) This fee is required by USA/MN Hockey and includes liability insurance.
  • PYHA Season Fees (see below). Payment plan available with online registration.
  • Additional fees will apply if a team has a non-parent coach. This typically applies to the top Peewee and top Bantam teams.
  • Jersey fee may apply


LEVEL Total Ice Hours (Estimated indoor and outdoor) PYHA SEASON FEE
Tiny Tigers - Girls Tiny Tigers Up to 16 Hours $50.00
Mite - Girls 8U Up to 50 Hours and Two Jamborees $250.00
Squirt - Girls 10U Up to 60 Hours and Three Tournaments $900.00
Peewee - Girls 12U Up to 75 Hours and Three Tournaments $1,250.00
Bantam - Girls 15U Up to 90 Hours and Three Tournaments $1,500.00
Goalie: Squirt - Girls 10U Up to 60 Hours and Three Tournaments $250.00
Goalie: Peewee - Girls 12U Up to 75 Hours and Three Tournaments $500.00
Goalie: Bantam - Girls 15U Up to 90 Hours and Three Tournaments $500.00


LEVEL AT REGISTRATION 8/15 9/15 10/15 11/15 12/15
Mite - Girls 8U $50.00 50.00 50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Squirt - Girls 10U $289.00 $122.20 $122.20 $122.20 $122,20 $122.20
Squirt - Girls 10U Goalie $50.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
PeeWee - Girls 12U $289.00 $192.20 $192.20 $192.20 $192.20 $192.20
Bantam - Girls 15U $289.00 $242.20 $242.20 $242.20 $242.20 $242.20
Goalie - PeeWee, Girls 12U, Bantam, Girls 15U $89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $89.00

Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Checking Account

Processing Fees will be assessed at the time of check out when you register online. 

All registrations submitted after August 31st will be subject to an additional $100.00 processing fee. This does not apply to Tiny Tigers, Mites, Girls 8U or first year registrants.


For questions regarding programs for players ages 8 and under, contact the Mite Coordinator.

For questions regarding programs for players under the age of 8, please contact the Tiny Tigers Director.

Mite Coordinator

Brian Julson

For questions regarding programs for players ages 9 and above, contact the Registration Director.

Registration Director

Nikki Elton

Phone: 763-238-0053

For questions regarding billing, contact the Billing Director.

Billing Director

Nikki Elton

Phone: (763) 238-0053

For questions regarding coaching, or to learn more about becoming a coach, contact the Ace Coordinator.

Ace Coordinator

Jeremy Uhrich

Phone: (763) 244-9463

For questions regarding team managers, or to learn more about becoming a team manager, contact the Team Manager Director.

Team Manager Director

Nikki Elton

The Registration "New To Hockey" is not currently available.

To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or PayPal account information available.