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Intro Registration Open Now for Spring Session One!

Spring Session One practices begin January 6th, 2024

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Intro To Hockey - Ages 5 and Up

Chris Woida
Head Coach

Kyle Ferguson
Intro Coordinator

SR Flyers female Intro to Hockey players (6) and a student coach pose in front of the rink.

Welcome to Intro to Hockey

Intro to Hockey is a great place for youth to learn how to play ice hockey. Our program features non-contact classes and is designed for anyone who wants to work on their hockey fundamentals.  Ages five (5) and up are welcomed, provided they have the ability to skate on their own, and there are no safety concerns expressed by the coaching staff.  It is fun, safe, and we will get your player zipping around the ice in no time!


The Santa Rosa Flyers strongly believe that everyone can play hockey. Our mission is to grow the passion of hockey in everyone who is interested. Sometimes different abled kids learn differently. If your player has any special learning needs that need to be met in order to be successful in hockey please call Coach Woida before completing the registration in order to discuss how to ensure their success.

Volunteering On The Ice

Experienced hockey players who are interested in helping on ice need to register with the club as a volunteer BEFORE taking the ice for any practices. Once you have completed the volunteer requirements and registration including background check and SafeSport please reach out to Coach Chris.

Spring Session 1 Starts January 6th!


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New players registering for the January session can skate the final December practices for free.

Fall Session 2 Dates

Saturdays 7:00-8:00am

Due to scheduling changes beyond our control practices will be shortened to 60 minutes beginning in October. The weekend of the 21st and 22nd practice is moved to Sunday. No practice 10/28 because of our Mite Jamboree. We encourage you to come check it out!

October 14th, 22nd (Sunday)

November 4th, 11th, 18th

December 2nd, 9th, 16th 

The cost will be $200.

Spring Session 1 Dates

Saturdays 7:00-8:00am

January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

February 3rd, 10th, 24th
* No practice 2/17 due to the Wine Country Face Off. Come watch some games!

March 2nd, 9th 

The cost will be $200.

Spring Session 2

March 16th - May 18th

New Players Discount

If your player is new to our club, you are entitled to a new players' discount.  Information on how to receive the discount is included in the registration form. Please make sure you enter the code before completing the registration in order to receive the discount.

USA Hockey Membership

All players must have a current years' USA hockey number which can be obtained here:

***Please note, new USA hockey numbers are available April 1st of each year.  It is best to wait until then to purchase this number.  Intro does not fill up; there will be space after April 1st to register

Existing players and new players over 10 should register for Intro to Hockey. If your player is new and between 5 and 9 we recommend starting with Little Sharks Learn to Play then joining Intro to Hockey after Little Sharks.

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For questions regarding new players please include the following information in your contact form for each new skater.

  • Player's name
  • Player's age
  • Player's skating ability

Questions about Intro to Hockey

If you have any questions about your child's skating requirements for intro please contact Coach Chris Woida at 707-272-3451 or Intro Coordinator, Kyle via We recommend a quick call with the coach or email to the intro Coordinator to assess your child’s skill level and determine the best place for them in Intro.

If you have any questions about the Intro to Hockey program, registration or schedule, please contact the Coordinator at


Kyle Ferguson

Intro Coordinator

Intro Coordinator

For questions, contact:

Already registered for Intro, but still need gear?

Not a problem. Click the link below to purchase.

Equipment Requirements

In order to participate in Intro to Hockey each player needs at minimum a:

  • Black hockey helmet with cage (HECC certified)

  • Hockey stick

  • Black hockey gloves

  • Hockey skates

* If you already have non-black helmet, gloves, or breezers (ice hockey pants) do not replace them. If you do buy new gear please purchase black only.

We recommend also wearing:

  • Knee pads or hockey shin pads covered with hockey socks

  • Elbow pads

We offer an introductory gear package for purchase that includes a hockey stick, hockey gloves, and hockey helmet with cage. The gear package is $90 and can be purchased as part of the registration form. Any purchased gear can be picked up at the rink at 6:30am before your first session.