VENUE

Kraken Community Iceplex is 172,000 square feet. We have 3 rinks. Each rink is an NHL-standard, 200 feet long by 85 feet wide.

We are accessible by by transit, car and bike. Click here for more detail. 

Northgate Station (formerly Northgate Mall) parking lots are available for Iceplex customers. For parking instructions and a map, click here

Due to Northgate Station's redevelopment, construction may effect where you park. For information about the redevelopment, click here.

Building hours vary by daily program start times. In general, we will be open 6am - 12midnight, daily. 

Yes! Public skating sessions will run during lunch, weekends and evenings. Click here to learn more.  

Yes! Our facility has dining, shopping, a medical pavilion, non-skating sports (broomball and curling) and several community events. 

Yes! Click here for more information.

Click here to learn about our health protocols. 

Click here for our venue guide and policies.

Our admission policy can be found here.

You do not have to pay to enter the Iceplex. 

We offer skate sharpening for hockey and figure skates for $10. We do not sharpen goalie skates. We cannot guarantee immediate turnaround for sharpening. Typical wait times are 30-60 minutes, and can run up to 24 hours depending on facility activity. 

We do not offer childcare at Kraken Community Iceplex.

KCI is pleased to provide loaner sensory bags for guest use while at KCI. Bags contain Kulture City VIP badges (that allow our staff to recognize individuals with sensory needs), fidget tools, noise-cancelling headphones, feeling thermometer cards and weighted lap pads. Bags are available for checkout at no cost by providing personal collateral at the KCI Guest Services Desk. Items will be sanitized after each use.

When possible, KCI will designate a locker room as a quiet Sensory Room for guests to use who may feel overstimulated or overwhelmed at our facility. Please note, a room may not always be available depending on our facility locker room use schedule.

GENERAL

All job openings can be found on this page.

Yes! Youth hockey couldn’t happen without the parents and community volunteers that help with all facets of the game. Click here to learn more. 

We offer programs for youth as young as three years old and adults of any age.

Program information and registration links are here: 

Sign up for our newsletter to find out when additional program registration opens.

Yes. If a program is full, your name will be added to the waitlist in DaySmart, our registration system. 

Click here for our refund and cancellation policy. 

Everyone should begin with Learn to Skate lessons before starting hockey.

Click here for our youth hockey progression chart.

Click here for our figure skating progression chart.

Program costs vary and can be found on their individual pages throughout our website. Financial assistance is available for a number of youth programs, click here 

We have rental skates, but do not have rental/loaner helmets or other equipment.  

We are dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of ice sports. We offer age-appropriate training and teach proper etiquette on and off the ice. We strongly believe in skating development which will not only help performance but ultimately help the athlete identify dangerous situations and protect themselves. 

Click here to read USA Hockey’s Player Safety & Health information.  

Click here to read Learn to Skate USA’s safe skating rules.  

Program schedules vary and can be found on their individual pages throughout our website. Beyond the scheduled activities, time commitment can fluctuate based on your child’s desired level of achievement.

To ensure your child is fully dressed for their lesson/game, we recommend arriving 30 minutes early for hockey and 15 minutes early for skating.

Parents are not allowed on the ice during lessons or games, but you may watch from the bleachers. If you are interested in being more involved with your child’s program and have previous skating experience, there may be an opportunity for you to volunteer. Click here for more information.

We understand things happen unexpectedly and you might experience scheduling conflicts. Please contact your child’s coach as soon as possible to discuss your options. Please note it is especially difficult to catch up if your child misses the first day of class.

Yes. 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 here.
  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 or Starbucks. 

PUBLIC SKATE

Yes. Rental skates are $5 per pair.

We have both figure and hockey skate rentals. We recommend renting figure skates if you are new to skating. 

Our smallest skates are Y8, equivalent to a Toddler's size 8. 

Yes, skate aids are available to rent for $7 each. We offer two types: Bobby the Seal and Walkers. Skate aids are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be rented upon check-in. 

No, strollers are not allowed on the ice.

Yes, wheelchairs are allowed on the ice. We recommend you add a brightly-colored attachment (can be a piece of paper) so it is visible to other skaters.

SEATTLE KRAKEN

Kraken practices are free to attend. The public practice schedule, once available, is published here.

The Kraken's practice schedule varies. Practices open to the public, when available, will be listed here.

The Kraken team training space is not available to the public.  

Did you know the world’s largest octopus, the Giant Pacific Octopus, lives right here in Puget Sound? This is one of the many inspirations behind the Seattle Kraken. Click here to learn more.  

The Kraken S is representative of the Seattle Metropolitans, Seattle’s first professional hockey team and first U.S. team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917. Click here to learn more about our logo 

YOUTH HOCKEY

Jr Kraken will offer competitive 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U teams in the Metropolitan Hockey League, a recreation youth league in the greater Seattle area. Starting in the 2022-2023 season, Jr Kraken will host Select level teams at the 10U and 12U age groups. Click here for more information.

Jr Squid is an in house developmental program for 6-9 year old’s to prepare for Jr Kraken league play. It is a 2-day per-week time commitment, and kids can join for a full season (Sept-March) or just 1/2 a season Fall (Sept-Dec) or Winter (Jan-March).  

Jr Kraken offers competitive play for experienced players as part of the Metropolitan Hockey League. It is a 3-day per-week commitment, and runs the full season only (Sept-March).

Both programs require players to have Learn to Play or previous hockey playing experience. Kids new to hockey should sign up for Learn to Play before joining a team. 

This program is offered to new, first-time players (boys and girls) ages 5-9. First-time participants are those who have not previously been registered to a USA Hockey sanctioned youth hockey program.

Fitting sessions take place 2-3 weeks before the start of the NHL LTP program. You will receive further information about the fitting times and locations after you have registered. Virtual fittings will also be available.

Your child will be able to join the next available program that is appropriate for their age, which will likely be Kraken Learn to Play 2 or Sea-League. Click here for more information. 

Learning the basic skills of skating is an important step in becoming a hockey player. Developing first as a skater will help unlock your ability to effectively work on stick handling, shooting and hockey IQ. 

KCI has rental skates available, but does not have loaner hockey equipment. Kids signed up for the NHL LTP 1 class receive equipment as part of registration. All other programs require participants to bring their own.

Click here for info about required gear and local stores who offer new-player specials.  

  

Yes! All of our beginner programs are co-ed. Starting in the 2022-2023 season the Jr Kraken will be hosting girls-only teams at the 8U and 10U age divisions.

USA Hockey is the governing body for all amateur hockey programs in the United States.

PNAHA is Washington’s USA Hockey affiliate, overseeing all youth hockey programs in the state.  

ADULT HOCKEY

USA Hockey is the governing body for amateur hockey in the United States. They supply the basic rules, format, and supplemental insurance for rinks, players, and officials. This also helps us keep costs lower by not having to track down everyone's individual insurance cards. All area rinks require USA Hockey registrations for their liability as well.

You can either join the rec league by registering as part of a team or look at our schedule of evaluation skates at the start of each season (Sept, Jan and May). If you would like to join once the season has started, please contact us and we’ll work to place you on an appropriate team. Click here for more detail and registration links.

New players should take Learn to Play classes before joining a team. 

Pricing is outlined on the Kraken Hockey League registration section. The exact dues will depend on whether you sign up as a new, individual player or as a team. New players will pay the fixed new player fee, and the amount paid will be applied to the team you join. If you are on a team, the captain will work out how much each player is charged.

Kraken Hockey League games will be played at several rinks across the region. We will work with team captains to try to accommodate location preferences for teams and games as best we can.

Players must provide their own:

  • Game jersey & socks 
  • Helmet (Full cage recommended)
  • Gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, shin pads, jock, hockey pants
  • Hockey stick
  • Hockey skates 

SKATING PROGRAMS

US Figure Skating is the governing body for all figure skating programs in the United States.

Once your child completes Learn to Skate, they can either continue to Learn to Play if they want to learn hockey or they can join Kraken Skating Academy to continue with figure skating. 

If you’re new to Kraken Community Iceplex, we ask that all skaters register for the first level of classes for their age group (Snowplow Sam 1, Ages 3 – 6; Basic Skills 1, Ages 7 – 17). Skaters will be evaluated and placed in the appropriate level during their first week.

Yes we do. Our in-house Emerald Edge program provides training for novice to advanced. Skaters are encouraged to come train with a coach during our Freestyle sessions.    

No. If you already have a Learn to Skate USA number, please contact Guest Services and we will register you for your desired class and remove the $17.50 LTS registration fee.  

COMMUNITY ACCESS

Yes! Click here for more information and to apply. 

Yes! For education programs, click here. For field trips, click here

All requests for donations are handled through One Roof Foundation. Click here to learn more. 

REGISTRATION

DaySmart filters visibility of programs by age of a particular person. If you are unable to find a specific program while in DaySmart, make sure the "person you are enrolling" is set to the right person. 

I.e. - if you are enrolling an 8yr old, and that person is selected as the "person you are enrolling", you will only see programs available for 8yr olds. If you are looking for a different program for a sibling, you will need to add that sibling as a new participant first before enrolling him/her in a program for a different age group. 

You can sign up for all programs offered at Kraken Community Iceplex via DaySmart.

Only the NHL Learn to Play 1 class uses the NHL registration system. If you sign up for this program, we still require you to set up a DaySmart account in order to sign KCI specific waivers for your player.  

Log-in or set up an account on DaySmart (registration portal). Select DASHBOARD from the left-hand menu, and scroll down to "My Enrollments". You will see the amount of your portion due. Click "pay" and you can adjust the amount you pay now and the amount you pay later in that step before you check-out. 

Kraken Hockey League requires all teams to be fully paid 1-month after the season starts.   

  1. Click to the new Kraken DaySmart Registration Portal location and select “Forgot Password”.
  2. Enter the same email you used for GSHL, and you will be emailed a password reset link.
  3. Reset your password and you will be able to view your 2020 Fall Season team info to simply re-enroll.

Dash rebranded to DaySmart Recreation in March 2022, and with the shift, the new site will not remember your password. In the event that you need to recall your login information, we’ve provided you with the help document linked below.  

Link to password help article. 

Are you having issues accessing the DaySmart Recreation App? Please delete the Dash app and download the DaySmart Recreation app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  

32 BAR & GRILL

We do not accept reservations. If you would like to book the Captain's Room, our private dining area for 32 people, fill out the Contact Us form here.

Yes! We show all Kraken games, home and away.

We are a sports bar that is hockey-centric, but also show other sports including football, basketball, soccer and more. Our 17 TVs and surround sound make 32 Bar & Grill the best place to cheer on your team! Don't see the game you're looking for? Just ask and our staff will work to accommodate your request.

We host trivia every other Monday at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted). Each regular round has a different theme, bonus rounds will be hockey-related. Limit 5 people per team, free to play. Prizes include beer, Kraken merch and more.