Youth Hockey


Twin Rinks is dedicated to teaching young players the skating and hockey skills they will need, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Each instructor/coach is a professional who has demonstrated their ability to make the learning experience interesting, fun, and effective.

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CT Breakers: Spring Development Program

A Youth hockey Spring Development program dedicated to providing players from all hockey programs a fun and challenging team experience that will enhance the essential tools needed to achieve their highest potential. The comprehensive program features professional instruction, including power skating, skill development, game strategy, and more. Practices are at convenient times and tournaments & game competition is available.

CT Breakers sets the standard for excellence in Spring Hockey.

Darien Youth Hockey Association

Twin Rinks is the home of the Darien Youth Hockey Association (DYHA), the largest youth hockey league in Connecticut. Since 1973, DYHA has provided a stimulating, rewarding, and safe athletic experience for the children of the community. DYHA believes that participation in team sports can be an important ingredient in healthy youth maturation. All programs are designed to generate self-esteem and good sportsmanship through skills development in a positive social environment.

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Ice Cats

Formed in 2000, the CT Ice Cats are an established, competitive Girls hockey program sponsored by Darien Youth Hockey Association and New Canaan Winter Club. With thirteen teams from the U8 – U19 age level, the Ice Cats teams have won 6 CT State Championships, 2 New England Regional Championships, and 1 National Finalist. The goals of CT Ice Cats are to field competitive teams, develop all players’ skills and knowledge of the game, and most importantly to have fun. At least two teams are offered in each age group giving girls at different skill levels the opportunity to play girls’ hockey.

Dynamites Learn to Play Hockey School

The Dynamites Learn to Play Hockey School is a great opportunity for young boys and girls to learn more about the game of hockey, log quality ice time, and receive instruction from qualified and professional staff. The Dynamites curriculum is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating to new players.

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King School

Twin Rinks is the home of the King School, a private school for talented, motivated, and able students who graduate and matriculate at the finest colleges and universities in the country. The hockey program has been at Twin Rinks since opening in 1996, and in 2016 the Varsity team won the FAA Championship.

Mid-Fairfield Jr. Rangers

Mid Fairfield Youth Hockey is dedicated to the development and education of boys and girls looking to further their skills and the love of ice hockey in a highly competitive environment. MF JR Ranger’s goal is to promote team play, a competitive spirit, good sportsmanship (on and off the ice) and to provide children with the opportunity to develop at every level.

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Darien High School Hockey

Check out practices & select games by Darien High School Hockey at Twin Rinks.

Other Youth Hockey Programs:

Twin Rinks hosts practices and games for Stamford Youth Hockey, CT Junior Rangers, Greenwich Winter Club, and New Canaan High School Hockey.