As we have many foreign speaking kids, players and parents, here is a short information summary about the club and how to get started with ice hockey at IK Aarhus.
Who is IK Aarhus? Ice Hockey Club Aarhus was founded in 2008, and we have more than 220 happy members of all age groups. The club is located at Aarhus Skøjtehal, Gøteborg Allé 15, 8200 Aarhus N.
How to start playing
Beginners age 3-11
Our Hockey School starts every Saturday morning at 9:45 - 10:45. Please show up at 9:00 the first time you attend Hockey School. At hockey school, we start practicing basic skating skills. We work with skating posture, balance and simple exercises. Once your child has shown enough progression, they will join our U8 team or the U10 team depending on the age of the child.
We have equipment and skates you can borrow for free, so you only need to bring long underwear or similar and a bottle of water. Don't dress them too warmly, as they usually won't freeze when skating.
Age group 6-16
After completing Hockey school players will join one of our youth teams, depending on age. When joining the U14 or U16 teams previous hockey experience from another club or similar is recommended. But if you are willing to put in a lot of effort to catch up, come and talk to one of our trainers about how you can get started.
The U20 team participates in the national league called 'Divisionen'. The teams usually consist of young players looking to develop the skills to go to MetalLigaen mixed with some older, more experinced players. Only part of the team needs to be younger than 20 years old so adult players of all ages can participate.
Adult leisure hockey
2nd Division / Leisure A
For experienced hockey players. This team participates in the Danish 2nd Division hockey league.
The team for the more seasoned hockey players. Leisure B participates in the Midnight Hockey League (MHL).
This is the team for adult beginners with no experience or limited experience playing ice hockey. Please contact one of the managers to learn more about how to get started. Similar to Hockey School, you are able to borrow some equipment and skates in the beginning.
On the youth teams, girls and boys usually play together, but when the female players reach a certain age there's a possibility to play in the league called 'Women 2'. Most of the girls/women also still play with a youth team or one of the leisure teams. That's why the women's team only practices once a week because they usually practice with other teams as well.