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Intro Mites Youth Program

Introducing hockey to boys and girls 4-6 years old

Intro Mites - Winter Session begins...


The Intro Mites program at the Schwan Super Rink is designed for boys and girls ages 4-6 that have no hockey experience and want to be introduced to the basics of hockey. Participants must know how to skate.

Intro Mites sessions will include a combination of skating lessons, stick-handling and small area games which will reinforce basic hockey fundamentals.

  • Register early to guarantee participation in one of our most popular programs. 

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New Registration System

We are excited to present you with a new registration experience - NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for Intro Mites.

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a new User ID. Click Here to get started, then click 'Log in' in the upper right corner. Contact the program registrar with any questions and for support.

Session Dates

  1. Winter Session: February 25 - March 27, 2019
  2. Spring Session: April - May
  3. Summer Session: June - July
  4. Fall Session: September - October

Program Features

  • Eight one-hour sessions
  • Professional instruction
  • Intro Mite jersey
  • Fun-Fun-Fun!


My daughter played a full Init-D season last year, a few short clinics here and there, and is on week #3 with the Intro Mites. I must say, that hands down, this is by far the most fun and best skating/hockey experience she has been involved with since day one. Great job coaches and the others who make it happen. My wife have boasted about the program to others and will definitely continue to do so.

  • Aaron

Thanks for a great camp. Our son Owen came off the rink every day sweating and smiling. He loved it and we will be signing up for the next session. Thanks again!

  • Mike

My son, Michael was in the last session of Intro Mites on Tuesday mornings. I want to give our compliments to the Coach. He is an exceptional coach and deserves an abundance of praise. He is so positive, fun and energetic. Each session was exciting for my son, yet well controlled, considering the challenging age group he was working with. I saw a big improvement in Michael’s skating ability and most importantly, he has developed a genuine love for the sport of hockey. He has been counting the days for it to start again, and following hockey at every level from High School to the Olympics. I have recommended this program to two of our friends who are now enrolled in the Saturday session, the coaching being the primary reason for it.

  • Shelley and Jeff

Thank you-Sage loved the intro mites and loved his coach- Tad. He had so much fun and learned a lot too. Tad is a great coach & does a really good job with the kids. Teaching them, and at the same time making it fun for them. It was well worth the drive from Belle Plaine for the class! Sage is now looking forward to the next camp the last week in August at the Schwan Rink :)

Thanks again- you have a wonderful program for the kids.

  • Jami

Please thank all the coaches in this Intro session. Our son really enjoyed the program. Great idea teaching skills while playing games. We need to give kids a fun first experience on the ice. Nice Work!

  • Jon

 I have been extremely impressed with the way that  you run this program. It is clear that a lot of thought went in to planning a program that emphasizes the most important thing for kids of this age, that they have fun on the ice. While there is no doubt that hockey skills are developed as well, developing a passion for an activity in a four year old is truly a remarkable skill. My son looks forward to hockey every Saturday morning all week and enjoys himself immensely while he is there. We will certainly sign him up for the program again. Thanks again.

  • Mike

The thanks go to all of you for your time and energy. Thank you so much for all your work, our daughter, Cassie, had a great time out there with you all.


  • Karyn & Chris

Thank you guys for a great session. I know that Torin learned a lot in an environment with a great group of coaches.

Thanks again!

  • Jennifer

Thank you Darin! You and your staff should be proud of the work you do with the little guys. A job well done. Nolan will see you in the spring.

  • Monte

Program Fee

  • $160 per player
  • Refund up to one week prior to start of session
  • No refund after session starts

Full hockey equipment required (not provided)

  • Helmet with full facemask
  • Mouth guard
  • Shoulder pads (optional)
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants/breezers
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey socks or sweat pants to cover shin pads
  • Skates
  • Hockey stick
  • Jersey will be provided for all participants

Program Contacts

Spencer Arvold


Phone: 763.717.3234

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763.717.3229