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Hockey U


The Richmond Generals Hockey League is proud to offer Hockey U, which is designed to allow participants to sample ice hockey at an affordable, entry-level investment.

Hockey U is offered year-round in 7 or 8 week program intervals.  It includes special pricing on starter gear and professional hockey and skating instruction. It is suggested skaters have helmet, stick, gloves, shin pads, hockey pants, chest protector, and elbow pads.  If you don't have all these items you can obtain everything from the Pro Shop at Richmond Ice Zone, operated by Sports Gear Inc.  Players will get the best results if they are able to skate forward, backward, and stop when entering the session.

Fitting for rental equipment will be done by Sports Gear (at the Ice Zone in Chesterfield) by appointment only.  Please email for an appointment:  

Sign up for Hockey U at the Powhatan Ice Den!

Hockey U at the Ice Den for the January-February 2024 session!

January/February 2024 session now available for registration

See below to sign up for the Hockey U membership or Future Caps


Washington Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play program presented by World Wide Technology.

  • Open to first-time hockey participants ages 5-9
  • FREE head-to-toe equipment* provided to each registered player
  • FREE USA Hockey Membership (1yr)
  • Age appropriate on-ice instruction by certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere.
  • Guest appearances by Capitals Alumni Ambassadors
  • 8 week session
  • Saturdays 12-12:50pm
  • Classes held at the Powhatan Ice Den (Oct - May)
  • Classes held at the Richmond Ice Zone (June - Sept)

Participants need to be able to confidently skate from one wall to the other.   Register for our Basic Skating Class to get there!

Ice Zone Basic Skating Classes

SkateNation Basic Skating Classes

*Equipment kits include Skates, Shoulder pads, Elbow pads, Hockey gloves, Hockey pants, Shin guards, Jersey, Hockey Socks, Stick, Helmet, and Equipment bag. Select in-person fitting or direct ship to your home.

Jan 6 - Feb 24 (Sign up by Dec 23)
12:00 - 12:50pm
**Powhatan Ice Den**

Sign up here!

RGHL Hockey U


Price for a single session (typically 8wks) is $160 per player, while our Hockey U Membership program offers entry into all six, year-round sessions of Hockey U for $82 per month.  The membership is a 12-month commitment regardless of whether player chooses to participate in a session.  Here are the Membership benefits:

  1. Discounted hockey fees for this program
  2. Membership card
  3. FREE public skating for member
  4. FREE Laser Tag for member (at SkateNation Plus only) and $5 friends and family (Max. 5 guests per visit)
  5. $8 friends and family for public session (not including skate rental)
  6. $25 off Birthday Parties when they resume (must mention at time of booking)
  7. 1/2 Price Stick & Shoot/Pick Up games
  8. Automatic renewal each year (unless Richmond Skating is notified by customer 30 days in advance of expiration) The cancellation fee is $82 if cancelling before 12 months.

Your Hockey U membership can be easily transferred into another Richmond Skating program when your child is ready.

Click the registration link below to sign up for a 12 month membership:

Sibling Discounts

If you are looking for a Sibling Discount for your players, please register your first child and then contact Gaby Corcoran via the link below to receive 10% off the second child.

Sibling Discounts are not applied to Hockey U Memberships.

Gaby Corcoran

Gaby Corcoran

Admin Support Staff

John Lovell

John Lovell

Hockey Director