Novice / Learn to skate

The Wheatfield Blades Hockey Association (WBHA) Novice/Learn to Skate program is one of the best values in WNY!

Why choose WBHA?


  • We are 1/2 the price of other Novice/Learn to Skate programs in the area
  • Convenient weekend ice times
  • WBHA has been developing players since 1973 and is a proud supporter of USA Hockey's Amercian Development Model​
  • USA Hockey's ADM Kids program makes youth hockey one of the most popular & affordable sports for WNY families
  • Our program is run by certified skating & skills instructors
  • We are committed to developing skills in a FUN & Challenging environment
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Program Details/Value:

  • Price is $300 for registration. ($275 Early bird - Through May 31, 2024)
  • 2 ice sessions per week on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am (some Holiday & special event weeks may be less than 2 sessions or alter ice times)
  • Sessions will start on or about September 21, 2024 and end on or about March 1, 2025
  • Players receive 1 Jersey & a participant award at end of season

Program Run By CGL Hockey Development:

  • Dave Cannon
  • Rich Glica
  • Trevor Lock
  • Brian Busch
  • Jay Kates


The following information is required in order to register for the WBHA Novice/Learn to Skate Program:

  1. All players must register with USA Hockey every year at prior to registering with WBHA. For players 6U and younger there is no fee and for players 8U and older there is a $43.00 fee.
  2. For those players that are new to the Wheatfield Blades Hockey Association, a copy of the players birth certificate must be submitted. It can be mailed to the address below OR emailed to WBHA registrar at
  3. Registration will open Mid April, 2024
  4. Full Equipment is REQUIRED

Our mailing address is:

Wheatfield Blades Hockey Association
3385 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120