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Learn to Skate & Pre Hockey 1 & 2

Start your hockey journey in our Learn to Skate & Pre-Hockey 1 & 2 skating classes. Nail down the fundamental skating techniques and skills for hockey players in a fun environment.


Little Thunder Learn to Play Hockey – Rookie Program

​Participants start from square one, learning the basic skills of ice skating, while being introduced to individual ice hockey specific skills (stick-handling, shooting, passing).  Set in a fun and nurturing environment, this introductory program provides all participants a comfort level to enjoy their first experience with hockey, while developing the fundamental skills to succeed in the next program progression steps.
Requirements: Full hockey equipment.


Junior Thunder Developmental program

This instructional league is for the hockey player who wants to develop their skating and hockey skills and play in competitive games without the same financial and time commitment as amateur hockey. This league is designed to improve player skills and then utilize these skills in game situations.



Mon Valley Youth Hockey Association provides quality hockey programs to develop the skills of young players in Western Pennsylvania. Located in the Mon Valley and South Hills which is located in close proximity to Pittsburgh. Our home ice is located at cfsbank Event Center in Belle Vernon. MVYHA has been a leader of the explosive growth of youth hockey. Our Region is one which is quickly becoming known for players and teams that can compete and succeed. Our teams participate in the Pittsburgh Area Hockey League (PAHL) under the guidance of USA Hockey and its rules. Our goal is to allow as many players as possible to participate in hockey at the highest level at which they can be competitive. Our environment is one that strikes a balance of family, sport, and love of the game. We strive to bring out the best in each player, create memories for them and their families that will last a lifetime and share our enthusiasm for the great game of hockey.