How much does it cost to play ice hockey? Never mind all the pads and helmets. According to a Utah State survey, a family can expect to spend an average of around $7,000 a year on youth ice hockey—with an upper limit that hits close to $20,000. And if a kid wants to travel for the sport, parents can expect costs to soar.
What are the age groups for hockey?
- Pre-MAHG or Mini-MAHG (4 Years of age)
- Pre-Novice 1 (5 Years of age): MAHG 1.
- Pre-Novice 2 (6 Years of age): MAHG 2.
- Novice (Ages 7 – 8): N4 -N3 – N2 – N1.
- Atom (Ages 9 – 10): C – B – A – BB – AA.
How do I start playing hockey?
- Try ice skating.
- Buy hockey skates.
- Practice your skating.
- Purchase a hockey stick (or two), a helmet and the rest of your protective gear.
- Sign up for hockey lessons.
- Go to “Stick & Puck” sessions to work on your skills.
- Start looking for a league to join.
What is the cost of AAA hockey? Just the fees to play on a AAA team can run anywhere from $3,000-6,000 per year. And that doesn’t include travel costs, hotel rooms, meals, and equipment. Basically, be prepared to spend over $10,000 per year if your child is going to play AAA hockey.