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Quad City Hockey Association Programs

QCHA Beginning Hockey Programs

The QCHA offers programs ranging from the beginner to the experienced player.  For beginners, we have three different programs to offer your player.

  • Try Hockey for Free
  • One Goal
  • Learn to Play Hockey

To find information on how to register for any of these programs, please go to the Registration page.


QCHA has three Try Hockey for Free events planned this year for players that are interested in checking out what hockey is all about.  These events are geared for ages 5-9.  No skating experience is necessary.

  • Girls Try Hockey for Free, October 7th, 2017; 12:30-1:30pm
  • Try Hockey for Free (Co-ed), November 4th, 2017; 2:00-3:00pm
  • Try Hockey for Free (Co-ed), March 3rd, 2018; 3:00-4:00pm

Please plan to arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to check in and to get fitted with equipment. 

What to bring:  We encourage those who have access to equipment, to please bring it.  If you do not have any equipment, you will need to bring:

  • A loose-fitting pair of sweatpants or snow pants
  • A pair of gloves (they don't need to be hockey gloves; mittens are fine)
  • A helmet (a bike helmet will work!)
  • A smile!!

What will be provided:  We have skates and a limited amount of equipment available for you to borrow.  We will have volunteers available on hand to properly fit the equipment to your child.

On-Ice Experience:  We will have plenty of coaches on hand to give your child a great youth hockey experience, they will get an opportunity to learn some basic skills of youth hockey and enjoy their first time.


One Goal is a 5-week program designed to introduce new players to the game of hockey.  No skating experience is required but is helpful.  Each player may participate in the One Goal program only one time and may rent equipment with a fully refundable deposit.  Skate rental is free through the River's Edge.  We have three opportunities to participate in One Goal throughout the season.

Fee:  $60

  • August 6th-September 24th, 2018 (No Session on 8/24, 9/3 or 9/17)

All practices times are on Mondays 5:45-6:45pm

One Goal Equipment Deposit:

Fee:  For players age 9 and younger, the equipment refundable deposit is $130.  Ages 10 and up the deposit is $220.

One Goal Fitting Dates:  5:45-7:00pm

  • July 30th, 2018

The QCHA will provide your player with equipment for the duration of the 5 weeks.  This includes a hockey bag, jersey, stick, shin guards, breezers, elbow pads, chest protector, gloves and a helmet.  All of this will be sized to your player at the Equipment Fitting, which is held the week before the start of One Goal session.  At the end of the program, you may either keep the equipment and forfeit your deposit or return the equipment to the QCHA and receive a check for the amount of your deposit after the program ends and after the return of the equipment is verified.  Your player may keep the stick and jersey regardless.


Learn to Play is a 6-week program offered to children of all ages that have completed the One Goal program or have past skating experience.  This program prepares skaters for the House League.  Skate rental through the River's Edge is free.

Fee:  $80

  • August 6th-September 24th, 2018 (No session on 8/27 or 9/3)

All practices are on Mondays at 5:45-6:45pm

This program focuses on:

  • Skating - forward and backward
  • Stride with a good push
  • Hockey stops
  • Beginning puck handling
  • Short 3-on-3 games for fun at the end of practice.