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Our Vision
To grow the game of hockey in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest by providing world-class programming that develops athletes, lifelong hockey players, and fans.

Our Mission
Create a fun, positive, and inclusive space that offers access to the ice, cutting-edge curriculum, and impactful coaching.


In-house developmental program for 6-8 year olds to prepare for Jr Kraken league play. Players will be grouped based on age and practice twice a week (week night + weekend). The season runs September to March.

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We offer recreation level play for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions as part of the Metropolitan Hockey League. The 10U and 12U Select teams play in the state league. All teams are registered with USA Hockey and play the under state governing body Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA).

Players on our rec teams will be assigned to an appropriate team based on skill level and age. All players will go through an evaluation process at the beginning of the season before teams are picked. Coaches will select balanced teams after the first couple of practices.

  • Season: Mid-September to mid-March
  • Practices: twice a week on weekdays after school at Kraken Community Iceplex.
  • Games: one weekend game at rinks across the Seattle region.

8U play cross-ice, 10U play half-ice and 12U-14U play full-ice games.

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Girls Hockey

If you're looking for a girls-only environment for your hockey player, look no further! Kraken Community Iceplex has a variety of options available for girls-only Jr Kraken teams, classes and camps.

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Girls Hockey Fbt (1)

Hockey Progression

Prior to joining Jr Squid or Jr Kraken, players will have advanced through Learn to Skate and Learn to Play.

If you have questions about which level of hockey your player should enroll in, contact the Kraken Youth Hockey staff, and they can help determine the right level/placement. 

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Learn to Skate

Learn to Play

KYHA Flow Chart Revised May 19, 2023

Financial Assistance

Financial support for youth hockey programming is available through the One Roof Foundation.

Financial Assistance

Volunteer Coaches

Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. We have opportunities for volunteer coaches, team managers, score keepers, clock managers and penalty box managers. It's a great way to help out and build friendships and community that will last a lifetime.

Learn more about the volunteer commitments, benefits and training by completing the questionnaire or visiting our Volunteers page.

Coaches Questionnaire


USA Hockey Registration

Prior to participating in any hockey program through Kraken Community Iceplex, all participants must acquire a USA Hockey Membership.*

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Gift Cards Available

Looking for the perfect gift for the skater or hockey player in your life? Give them a gift card to the Iceplex! Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and used for any activity the Iceplex offers.

  1. Login or create your DaySmart account and go to the gift card dashboard linked below.
  2. There is a minimum amount of $15, but you can also create custom amounts by editing the “Amount” field.
  3. A redemption code will be sent to both you and the recipient via email.

The purchaser must have an account with DaySmart to purchase and assign to the recipient. Gift cards are valid for Iceplex programming only and are NOT redeemable at the Kraken Team Store, 32 Bar & Grill or Starbucks. 

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