CSB Ice Hockey
Ages: 4 and up
Cost: Varies by program
Parking: Yes - Program held at Cairns Arena in South Burlington.
Features: Snack Stand, Restrooms
Chittenden-South Burlington (CSB) Youth Hockey Association's purpose is teaching children the game of ice hockey. CSB primarily serves the towns of South Burlington, Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Williston, and St. George, as designated by the Vermont State Hockey Association. A volunteer organization, CSB’s programs are designed to be the foundation for improving skills, increasing participation levels, and creating a positive environment for youth hockey players.
CSB’s programs are open to all skaters interested in learning to play ice hockey. To accommodate various interests, ages and skill levels, CSB offers levels of play which span an age range of 4-18 years old. The program offerings vary slightly from year to year, depending on registration numbers. Typical levels include the following:• Mites (4-8 yrs old): Mini (Introductory), House (Recreational), X-Ice (Travel)
• Squirts (8-10 yrs old): House (Intro/Recreational), A, A/B, B (Travel)
• Pee Wee (11-12 yrs old): A, A/B, B (Travel)
• Bantams (13-14 yrs old): A, A/B, B (Travel)
• Midgets (15-16 yrs old): Pre-Season A, B; Season A, B (Travel)
• U12-Girls (Girls under 12 yrs old): House (Intro/Recreational), A (Travel)
• U14-Girls (Girls under 14 yrs old): A (Travel)
• U19-Girls Girls under 19 yrs old): Pre-HS Season and Post-HS Season A (Travel)
INTRODUCTORY- Designed to meet the needs of the beginning player. The emphasis of the Mini Mite program is on having fun while learning basic skating skills. There are two, approximately nine week sessions, the first at the beginning of the year and the second beginning later in the season. Skaters must be at least 4 years old by October 1st of the current year.
RECREATIONAL - Emphasizes "house league" play The emphasis of the Recreational program is to provide opportunities to play hockey for enjoyment as well as developing skills and team concepts.
TRAVEL - Designed to focus on skill development and team competition These programs focus on developing the individual skills and confidence of each player, in both themselves and their teammates. Travel is on a regular basis (each weekend), is typically within a 90 minute radius of Cairns Arena, but can occasionally be as far as 2.5 - 3 hrs from Cairns. Travel Teams will have at least one, weekend long, away tournament during the season.
SPORTSMANSHIP and FUN are stressed in all programs, at all age levels.