At Foothills, our goal is to maximize the number of ice touches and development opportunities, while keeping costs in check and making hockey accessible to more players.
For boys and girls ages 9 and over, FHA offers travel hockey as a member of the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League (CCYHL). League play for CCYHL occurs predominately in the Denver-Metro area but also includes Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins. Travel teams may also participate in out-of-state tournaments throughout the season. Recreational programs are also offered as demand dictates.
For our high school-aged athletes, the Colorado Pre Hockey League (CPHL) is a USA Hockey and CAHA sanctioned league supporting the Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) winter ice hockey season. The primary CPHL season is in the Fall from August to mid-November.
For boys and girls ages 8 and under, FHA offers an unparalleled hockey experience for our youngest players focused on player development utilizing the USA Hockey ADM model.
High School | Grades 9 - 12
14U | 2009 - 2010 birth years
12U | 2011 - 2012 birth years
10U | 2013 - 2014 birth years
8U | 2013 and younger
All players must have a valid 2023-24 USA Hockey number prior to registration.
Seasons begin following tryouts and run through spring 2024.
High School tryouts - mid-August
U14 tryouts - mid-August
U12 - early September
U10* - mid-September
*Possible U10 AA tryouts late July. More information to come soon.
Foothills Ice Arena
2250 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80227
The Edge Ice Arena
6623 S Ward St, Littleton, CO 80127
For most age divisions, our programming includes 2-3 weekly on-ice skills clinics and dry-land training.
Age groups over 10 typically have 14-18 league games, and 3-4 tournaments, most of which have a four game minimum, over the course of the season.
Our mites play 3-4 jamborees and a number of friendlies.
A practice jersey, game jersey, socks, and pant covers are included in the registration fee.
Extra costs that are not a part of regular season fees include:
- tournament fees
- travel costs
- protective gear and equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Our family is new to hockey - how do we get started?
Getting started with hockey can definitely make parents feel out of their element, but we're here to help! We have a number of introductory programs for new players including Mile High Mites - a program we run in partnership with the Colorado Avalanche and USA hockey, our Future Flyers prep hockey program, our U8 Mites regular season programs, and our Try Hockey For Free events. Please visit the informational pages for those sites, or reach out to Bryan Smith, our Director of Player Development for more information.
How does the cost of the Foothills program compare to other associations?
Costs for ice time and officials are increasing across the state and are impacting every program. We've worked hard to absorb these costs, and increase our fundraising goals to meet these challenges, but any increases in pricing our returning families see are due to these expenses. We ask that when you are comparing between programs, you consider the amount of ice time and training that Foothills provides. We believe we provide the best programming and value in our area, but if you have any questions about our programs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Do you have programs for female athletes?
The Flyers have been lucky to have some incredible female athletes on our teams. Generally our youngest girls begin playing with the boys through U10. We were very excited to add girls' teams at the higher age levels for the 2023 season, and we had some incredible results our first year out. This year we are looking to add girls' teams to our CPHL/High School teams. We are committed to growing our programs for female athletes to meet the demand of our community.
Full-season play, fall 2023 through spring 2024. Registration open through August/September, depending on age-level tryout dates.