FACILITY NOTICE: Child Watch at the Mapleton Y is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Try Hockey for Free (Ages 4-17)

Join us for a free day to try the great game of hockey! Participants will learn fundamental skating and stick/puck skills to get a taste of the game in a fun and energized environment. USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free program, with support from the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations nationwide with a platform to introduce children to the sport. More than 143,000 children have participated in USA Hockey’s national Try Hockey For Free Days since the program’s inception in February 2010. Pure Hockey and Liberty Mutual Insurance are official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Days. Space is limited.

Equipment Drive: We will also be doing an equipment drive from 8:00am-10:00am in support of the YMCA-BHC Youth Hockey program. Any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Saturday, March 3, 8:15am-9:15am

Register for Hockey

Learn to Play Hockey (Ages 4-17)

This is a great introduction to the sport if your child has little to no experience playing ice hockey. Participants must be able to skate forward on their own without their parents on the ice. If your child has never skated before, it is highly recommended your child register for our Learn to Skate program first. It is designed to introduce skating.

  • Member: $120
  • Non-member: $150


Sundays, March 4-April 29, 1:00-2:00pm


Sundays, May 6-June 24, 1:00-2:00pm

Register for Hockey

Mile High Mites Learn to Play (Ages 4-8)

The Colorado Avalanche are pleased to announce a partnership with the NHL and NHLPA for the return of the Mile High Mites Learn to Play Hockey program. Built to maximize the number of kids playing hockey in Colorado by providing the Gold Standard of LTP programs. The YMCA of Boulder Valley will provide a fun and effective program by delivering the game in an age-appropriate manner, consistent with USA Hockey ADM/LTAD models.

Mile High Mites Includes:

  • Full set of CCM Gear
  • Hockey 101 for players and parents at Pepsi Center
  • On-ice session will include an Avs Alumni to teach the game and educate the players, coaches and parents.
  • The program is available for players that are not currently rostered on a team and registration is based on that criteria. All player eligibility is subject to review and spots are not guaranteed until your player has been cleared by USA Hockey, CAHA and the Colorado Avalanche.

Equipment Includes

  • Mile High Mites Jersey
  • Helmet
  • Skates
  • Gloves
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Shin Guards
  • Elbow Pads
  • Pants
  • 30” Equipment Bag
  • Mile High Mites Stick

Sundays, April 8-May 13, 2:15-3:15pm at the Arapahoe Y

Fee: $160

To register or for more information please visit: LearnToPlay.NHL.com/Avalanche

Kraft HockeyvilleShare Your Hockey Story to Help us Win Big

Share your Y hockey story, and help us win $150,000 in rink upgrades at the Carlston Ice Arena. The Kraft Hockeyville competition runs through March 11, and we need your help. Share your story, add videos and photos and share on twitter now. Bonus: The winner will also host an NHL pre-season game!

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Instructional Hockey (Ages 4-17)

This is a great place to start playing hockey or continue to build and strengthen stick and puck skills. Participants must be able to skate forward and backward on their own without their parents on the ice. If your child has never skated before, please ask about our hockey skating program to get them started. This class will follow the ADM.

Arapahoe Y

Sundays, 1:00-2:00pm

  • June 30-Aug 18
  • May 5-June 23
  • Aug 25-Oct 13

No class on July 2.

  • Member: $120
  • Non-member: $155

$10 waitlist fee as of May 5.


Summer Youth Ice Hockey Camps (Ages 6-17)

Improve your game over the summer. Each camp has a different focus and includes skating drills, puck handling drills, shooting drills and scrimmage time. Camps are for beginner to intermediate hockey players. All players should be comfortable skating forward. Full gear is required. 

Arapahoe Y


Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2:45-4:45pm


Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 9:30-11:30am


Monday-Thursday, July 23-26, 9:30-11:30am


Monday-Thursday, Aug 13-16 9:30-11:30am

  • Member: $175
  • Non-member: $225

$20 waitlist fee as of March 26.


Husky Hockey Schools (Ages 9-17)

Husky Hockey Schools is offering four summer skill development training schools this summer. Each individual clinic will be run by Stephen Cunningham and other guest staff including Chance Creger, Will Graber, Peter Senja and Frank Urban who all have high-end hockey experience in both playing and coaching. Activities include four hours of on-ice training with lunch, video and off-ice training between the skating sessions. 

Arapahoe Y


June 18-21, 9:30-11:30am or 2:45-4:45pm


July 9-12, 9:30-11:30am or 2:45-4:45pm


July 30-Aug 2, 9:30-11:30am or 2:45-4:45pm


Aug 6-9, 9:30-11:30am or 2:45-4:45pm

Fee: $395

Call Husky Hockey Schools at 303-905-5900, email stephen@cunninghamhockey.com or visit cunninghamhockey.com for camp details or to register.

Planet Hockey Summer Camps at the Y (Ages 6+)

Planet Hockey, an internationally recognized skills training program, and the YMCA are offering two summer hockey skills camps. Activities during the camps will include on- and off-ice training, expert/international staff, video/lectures, individual player assessment and action plan (take home DVD and written assessment plan), bungee cord resistance training and a free jersey. Camps offer Planet Hockey’s supplemental training program for extra on-ice training (lacrosse, basketball, street hockey and more).

Arapahoe Y

  • Mon-Fri, June 4-8, 9:30-11:30am
  • Mon-Thu, June 4-7, 2:00-3:00pm

Call Planet Hockey at 720-304-3880 or visit planethockey.com for camp details or to register.

Private Hockey Lessons

We offer private and semi-private hockey lessons. Contact hockey@ymcabv.org for more info.

The Y and Boulder Hockey Club Team Up

Jun 16, 2017, 16:32 PM by Y Staff

Youth Hockey at the Y

We are happy to announce that Boulder Hockey Club and YMCA Youth Hockey have teamed up to better serve our local ice community. As of this week, the YMCA of Boulder Valley and Boulder Hockey Club will provide competitive and recreational teams for ages 4 to 19.

Together, we will be the Bison. 

The YMCA Youth Ice Hockey program has been transformed to successfully and efficiently provide recreational and competitive hockey families additional team and developmental options within this new partnership.

The home of the Boulder Hockey Club (the Sports Stable) along with CU and the YMCA Carlston ice arenas are all located within 6 miles of one another, so a collaboration of resources, knowledge, and professional ice hockey coaches will strengthen both entities.  

The new YMCA Boulder Hockey Club collaboration will continue to offer Learn to Play, 8U hockey and 10U-18U recreational programs. The 10U-18U recreational teams will play in the Colorado Recreational Hockey League. The CRHL is a youth hockey league that emphasizes skill development with a recreational component. The goal of the CRHL is to encourage a fun environment in a recreational skill development setting, giving all players an opportunity to play games. Boulder Hockey Club, in collaboration with the YMCA, will continue to provide 10U-18U competitive ice hockey teams that will play in the CCYHL. The CCYHL offers players a more competitive environment with more weekly ice touches and dryland sessions. 

In short, we are now one club with a wider range of resources to help provide a better hockey experience for all families. Tryouts for all teams across both leagues will be held in collaboration to provide all Bison players, both CCYHL and CRHL, an equal opportunity in accordance with league rules and bylaws.

The YMCA is currently working with Boulder Hockey Club to schedule open houses. These will be held at both Boulder Hockey Club and the YMCA. These open houses will be designed to help answer any and all questions and concerns that you may have following this announcement. The list of times and dates for these open houses will be sent to you in the very near future.

Registration to be a Boulder Bison is now open. Register for CRHL team placement here. Register for a CCYHL tryout here.

We are excited for this new venture and look forward to seeing you around the rinks in the near future.

Ice Department: Hockey

303-443-4474 ext. 6200