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Looking to sharpen your skills in a low-key, welcoming environment?

Join us for Drop-In Hockey tailored for Novice players Wednesday evenings! This non-competitive, pick-up style game is perfect for beginners or those with limited experience on the ice. With no slap shots or checking allowed, it's all about honing your skills and having a great time. Teams will be divided based on the players on the ice, ensuring a fair and balanced game. And don't worry if the score gets out of hand or players need to leave – we'll re-divide the teams to keep the game enjoyable for everyone. All you need is gloves, a stick, skates, and a helmet to join in on the fun. So lace up and come join us for a fantastic evening of friendly hockey action!

Drop-In Novice Hockey

This is a non-competitive league with no slap shots and no checking. Teams will be divided with the players that are on the ice. If the score gets out of hand or players leave, then teams will be re-divided. Required equipment includes gloves, stick, skates and helmet. Must be 18 years and older to play.

Fee: $10 per night 

Time: Wednesday evenings, November - February - 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Cornerstone Bank Arena

Date: November 1, 8, 15

             December 6, 13

             January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

             February 7, 14, 21, 28 


  1. All Drop In hockey sessions will take place at Cornerstone Bank Arena, 4404 23rd Ave S.
  2. Before stepping on the ice all skaters must pay the fee ($10/skater, goalies are free), read and understand the rules, and sign in on the waiver sheet. (Please print legibly)
  3. Players are required to have the following equipment: skates, stick, helmet, and hockey gloves. It is recommended that players also wear shin guards, breezers, and elbow pads, as well as a half shield or cage on their helmet.
  4. Players must be 18 years or older and can be male or female. Separate locker rooms will be available for women.
  5. There will be pullover jersey pennies and pucks located on each team bench. Please return the pennies and pucks after you are done skating.
  6. At the start of the session there will be a short warm-up for players to get loose, stretch, and warm up the goalies. After that players will place their sticks in the middle and someone will divvy up the sticks forming the teams. If people come after the game has started they can just pick a side (Try to keep an even number of players on each team.)
  7. Game play will be 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 depending on number of skaters. There will be no refs, so everything will be on the honor system. If you are offsides dump the puck into the zone and let the other team take possession. If you ice the puck please back off and let the other team gain possession. Try not to advance beyond the top of the circles (same thing when a goal is scored).
  8. No slap shots or checking allowed.
  9. ZERO TOLERANCE: Absolutely no fighting or alcohol allowed. If you are caught fighting or drinking you will be banned from drop-in hockey for one calendar year. 
  10. If there are a lot of people that show up, please keep your shift lengths reasonable. Guys don’t need to be out there for 5 minutes at a time when there are plenty of people on the bench.
  11. Please keep in mind that everyone will have different skill levels. Drop-in hockey is not meant to be competitive. We are trying to create a fun relaxed atmosphere where people can enjoy themselves. You are not playing for the Stanley Cup, so don’t act like it.
  12. Please lock all of your valuables in your vehicle before coming into the arena. The Fargo Park District will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  13. The Fargo Park District arena staff reserves the right to kick people off the ice if they see fit.