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New to Hockey?

USA Hockey has some pretty great resources created to help the first-time parents with questions they may have about hockey. Check it out here


First, it's never too late for your child to start playing hockey, but we do recommend an earlier than later start.  Third grade and younger is ideal but we have had players as old as 7th grade play for the first time.  Previous skating experience helps, but is not required.  All players will go through tryouts.  The goal of these tryouts is to place your skater on a team with other similar ability skaters so they can work with kids that are at a relatively same level of play.  There are no "cuts".

If your child hasn't skated before, we encourage you to take advantage of A learn to skate program (west fargo park district), and then our "Intro to Hockey camp": 

  • For girls & boys: Pre-K through 3rd Grade new to hockey! 
  • Children previously in West Fargo Hockey are not eligible
  • Participants must be born on or before March 1, 2017
  • Participants must be or will be enrolled in the West Fargo Public Schools 


One Goal Equipment is available for the players to use during their Intro to Hockey session.   This includes helmet with face protection, shoulder pads, elbow pads, breezers (hockey bottoms), gloves, shin pads, bag.   WFHA also provides socks and jerseys for the Intro sessions. Skates, stick and mouthguard are not included. 

  • Sets are available in two sizes- small for age 4-6 and large for age 6-8.
  • Equipment is free to use during Intro to Hockey program but will be $50 if your player chooses to play hockey during the season. 

Cost: $25 for 4 on ice sessions  

Location: Veterans Arena 1201 7th Ave East West Fargo, ND

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For more information on upcoming Intro to Hockey classes, contact Jason Gregoire, Hockey Director, at

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WFHA also offers Rec League which is organized play once a week during the regular season for players Squirt/10U and up (born between 6/1/2005-5/30/2011).   Check out the Registration tab at the top of the page to see if registration is open for play!


Check out our Equipment Page here. 


Check out our WHO TO CONTACT page and reach out!  There are no dumb questions and we are MORE than happy to help!