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Registration for the 2016-2017 Hockey Season is Now Open!

  • Registration for competitive Bantam, Pee Wee, and Squirt teams will close on Monday, September 19th. Registration for all other programs will remain open after that date.
  • Remember to register with USA Hockey first. 
  • Families with skaters above the Initiation level will be required to volunteer 12 hours (or take the buy out option).
  • Rental equipment fees extra.
  • Please consider giving to the scholarship fund!

Coach Registration

Coaches, you can register right here by clicking the gray button.

Be sure to register with USA Hockey first, and obtain your confirmation number.

Pre-Season Information Central

  • Polar Caps registration is now OPEN.  Use the link above to get started.
  • Registration for competitive Bantam, Pee Wee, and Squirt teams will close on September 19th.
  • Ice Fees for 2016-17 have been set, see below.
  • Preseason ice times for Red White Blue, Squirts and Pee Wees and Bantams have been posted on the club calendar, and are listed below.
  • Tryout times for Squirts and Pee Wees have been posted on the club calendar, and are listed below.  
  • Bantam tryout times will be posted soon.
  • Recreational programs (Initiation, Cross Ice, Red White Blue, and Rink Rats) will get underway the third or fourth week of October.

Be sure to scroll down to review the Uniform Standards that apply to our Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam teams.

New This Year...

The Polar Caps are excited to announce several changes for the upcoming season that you should be aware of:

  • For Bantam, Pee Wee, Squirt, and Red White Blue skaters, we have added two new payment options.  The first new option allows families to pay ice fees in monthly installments.  The second new option allows families to receive a $50 discount for paying the entire ice fee at registration.
  • For Bantam, Pee Wee, and Squirt skaters, the cost of one local and one out-of-town tournament has been built into ice fees, and we have begun to schedule these in advance of team placements.  The most popular tournaments sometimes fill up before our teams have been selected, freezing us out.  Moreover, this saves team managers the job of finding and registering for these tournaments themselves, and collecting "slush funds" from families to pay for them.  (Teams will have the discretion to register for additional tournaments, and/or collect "slush funds" for other purposes -- team party, coach gift, etc.)
  • We have done away with Puck Passes.  Families will no longer need to purchase these cards at registration, and folks working in the concession stand won't have to deal with them.  The concession stand will continue to accept cash and credit/debit cards.
  • We have scheduled additional pre-season ice sessions for our Bantam, Pee Wee, Squirt, and Red White Blue skaters.  These session will give the kids more touches prior to tryouts, and will be run by experienced coaches.  You must register your skater prior to attending.  Dates and times are listed below, and are posted on the Calendar.

Ice fees for 2016-2017

Level Ice Fees
Initiation (2 days/week) $100
Cross Ice - U6 $300
Red White & Blue - U8 $600
Rink Rat - U10 & U12 $405
Squirt $1120
Pee Wee $1170
Bantam $1190

Bantam Preseason Ice Schedule

Date Group Time
Tuesday October 4th Bantam 8:40 – 9:40
Wednesday October 5th Bantam 8:40 – 9:40
Monday October 10th Bantam 4:30 – 6:00 (UW Shell)
Tuesday October 11th Bantam 8:40 – 9:40

Pee Wee Preseason Ice Schedule

Date Group Time
Tuesday September 13th Pee Wee 7:45 - 8:45
Wednesday September 14th Pee Wee 7:45 - 8:45
Tuesday September 20th Pee Wee 7:45 - 8:45
Saturday September 24th Pee Wee 11:15 - 12:15
Tuesday September 27th Pee Wee 7:45 - 8:45
Sunday October 2nd Pee Wee 9:15 - 10:15

Squirt Preseason Ice Schedule

Date Group Time
Monday September 12th Squirt 7:30 - 8:30
Wednesday September 14th Squirt 5:25 - 6:25
Wednesday September 21st Squirt 5:25 - 6:25
Sunday September 25th Squirt 8:45 - 9:45
Wednesday September 28th Squirt 5:25 - 6:25
Saturday October 1st Squirt 9:30 - 10:30

Red White Blue Preseason Ice Schedule

Date Group Time
Sunday September 18th Red White Blue 11:10 – 12:10
Wednesday September 21st Red White Blue 6:10 – 7:10
Sunday September 25th Red White Blue 11:10 – 12:10
Wednesday September 28th Red White Blue 6:10 – 7:10
Monday October 3rd Red White Blue 6:10 – 7:10
Wednesday October 5th Red White Blue 6:10 – 7:10
Sunday October 9th Red White Blue 11:10 – 12:10
Monday October 10th Red White Blue 6:10 – 7:10

Squirt and Pee Wee Tryout Schedule

Date Group Time
Tuesday October 4th Pee Wee 6:20 – 7:20
Pee Wee 7:30 – 8:30
Wednesday October 5th Squirt 5:10 – 6:10
Squirt 6:20 – 7:20
Tuesday October 11th Squirt 6:20 – 7:20
Squirt 7:30 – 8:30
Wednesday October 12th Squirt (all groups) 5:10 – 6:10
Pee Wee 6:20 – 7:20
Pee Wee 7:30 – 8:30
Thursday October 13th Pee Wee (all groups) 7:30 – 8:30

Tryout Notes:  Skaters at each level will be divided randomly into groups.  Group assignments will be released closer to the tryout dates.  We will NOT accept requests to have your child placed in a certain time slot.  On Wednesday October 12th all Squirt players will skate together; on Thursday October 13th all Pee Wee players will skate together.

Team placements will be made on Friday October 14th.

Polar Caps Uniform Standard

The official Polar Cap game uniform consists of:

  • Team-issued Blue or White Jersey
  • White Helmet
  • Black Gloves
  • Black Pants (Breezers)
  • Jersey-matched Game Socks (Blue Polar Cap Socks with Blue Jerseys, and White Polar Cap Socks with White Jerseys)

Please keep these uniform guidelines in mind when you're outfitting your skater with new gear!  All of our competitive Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level skaters shall conform to this policy for all games.

Skinner Stickhandling School coming in August

Coming to Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton…Professional skills coach and stickhandling guru Sean Skinner!   Sean is a world-renowned expert in stickhandling and has has taught at the highest levels, including the NHLs Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers,  International Federations, and US Olympic Womens Hockey Team(see attached resume).  He also has vast experience working with youth hockey programs.


August 28th – September 1st

Cost $295

Contact Steve Chafe at:




The school sold out last year so sign up early to guarantee your spot.  Due to the overwhelming response last year, I have added a session so there are three to choose from.  We generally try to group players by skill level but because this training is so individualized, it is not critical to group players by skill/age.  All sessions will be held at Capitol Ice Arena and will be two hours per day except for the last day (because school starts).  We generally recommend squirt and above but may host RWB players depending on experience/maturity level.  Please give me a call or email if you have any questions.  To register, just send me your players name, birth year, hockey program/club, which session, any known medical issues, and your contact info.   You can then send a check to me at 4522 Nina Lane, Middleton, WI 53562 to guarantee your spot.  Please feel free to forward this email to others that might be interested.  
































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