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Kent Valley Ice Centre

Register for 2018-2019 Season

Try Hockey For Free Day!

On Saturday, December 1st, Kent Valley Hockey Association will host a Try Hockey for Free Event at the Kent Valley Ice Centre. Kent Valley Hockey encourages kids, ages 4 to 10, to come try youth hockey as part of a Come Play Hockey Program.

No experience necessary! Protective gear will be provided. We will have coaches and volunteers to help your player get geared up and get on the ice. 

Our on ice session will run from 9:15am to 10:15am, December 1st.

You must register for our event. Please click here to register.

We ask that you arrive by 8:15am in order to check in and get fitted for your gear.




Learn to Play Hockey (LTP) Program

Register Now for the 3rd - 8 week series starting Feb. 3rd

Kent Valley’s 2018-19 Learn to Play (LTP) program was overhauled earlier this month to provide three 8-week sessions per year. The second session starts Sunday November 18th for an 8-week run and a cost of $152. 

On the 8th week of the program the skater/player will be evaluated.  This evaluation will determine if the skater/ player is ready for the next level of LTP hockey, the Mini-Mite division or a full-fledged recreation team.

Gear rental is available through Kent Valley Ice Centre for $80 per 8-week series, plus a $100 security deposit which is refundable once gear is returned.

The Kent Valley Hockey Learn to Play program focuses on skating skills, but also teaches the basic skills of stick-handling, shooting and passing.  The Learn to Play program is done in full gear, and players experience the thrill and challenges of trying to skate, use the stick, and handle the puck simultaneously.  The LTP Program is available to beginning level boys and girls ages 4 to 10 years old. 

KVHA’s hockey coaches are certified through USA Hockey for coaching at the appropriate level.  Most have previous playing and coaching experience, many with college, junior and professional experience.

Click here to Register

Kent Valley Hockey Taps Harry Smith for Hockey Director

Kent Valley Hockey is pleased to announce Harry Smith as their new Hockey Director.  Smith has coached at Kent Valley Hockey Association for the last 13 years coaching at the Mite, Squirt, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget levels.  He has also assisted with Learn to Play for the last 13 years, has run several Spring LTP sessions and has coached Kent Valley’s Spring Practice sessions for various age levels for the last 5 or 6 years.  Smith has coached several Spring tournament teams and is currently assisting with the Edmonds-Wooley High School Hockey team.  He holds a Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certification.

Harry Smith was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia and played street hockey as a kid.  He took up ice hockey when he was transferred to Grand Rapids Michigan in 1999.  He and his family moved to Kent Washington in 2003.  He has played in both the GSHL and the Rainier Hockey league for the last 15 years and has refereed for the last 4 years.




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