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Pre-Season Information Central

  • Polar Caps registration will open in early August for all programs
  • Ice Fees for 2015-16 have been set, see below
  • Preseason ice times for Squirts and Pee Wees have been scheduled, see below
  • Tryout times for Squirts and Pee Wees have been scheduled, see below
  • Bantam preseason ice and tryout dates coming 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 the page to read about the Skinner Stickhandling School, coming to Capitol Ice August 31st to September 4th.

Also be sure to scroll down to review the Uniform Standards that our Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam teams are adopting this fall.

Ice fees for 2015-2016

Level Fee
Initiation (2 days/week) $100 (each of 2 sessions)
Cross Ice - U6 $270
Red White & Blue - U8 $460
Rink Rat - U10 $405
Rink Rat - U14 $405
Squirt $835
Pee Wee $920
Bantam $935

Squirt and Pee Wee Preseason Ice Schedule

Date Group Time
Thursday October 1 Squirts 6:20 - 7:20
Pee Wees 7:30 - 8:30
Tuesday October 6 Squirts 6:20 - 7:20
Pee Wees 7:30 - 8:30

Squirt and Pee Wee Tryout Schedule

Date Group Time
Wednesday October 7 Squirts 5:10 - 6:10
Squirts 6:20 - 7:20
Thursday October 8 Pee Wees 6:20 - 7:20
Pee Wees 7:30 - 8:30
Tuesday October 13 Pee Wees 6:20 - 7:20
Pee Wees 7:30 - 8:30
Wednesday October 14 Squirts 5:10 - 6:10
Squirts 6:20 - 7:20
Thursday October 15 Squirts (All Groups) 6:20 - 7:40
Pee Wees (All Groups) 7:50 - 9:10
Friday October 16 Team Selections

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 Thursday October 15, all Squirt players will skate together, and all Pee Wee players will skate together.

Professional Stickhandling at Capitol Ice Arena

World-renowned hockey skills coach Sean Skinner is coming to the Madison area!  You are invited to join this week-long STICKHANDLING clinic at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton.  Sean has trained a variety of players and teams from NHL, Olympic, and top clubs throughout Europe as well as youth players at all levels.  In 2007-2008, he was sponsored by CCM/Reebok to partner with Alex Ovechkin to teach stickhandling throughout the US and Canada.  Train through a series of progressions starting with fundamentals and advancing to specialized agility techniques that will enable players to better execute fakes and dekes just like the NHL and top players do.  Help your son or daughter get prepared for and have a successful 2015-16 hockey season.

*  Your player will get 10 hours of training with Sean

*  Training dates Aug 31st – Sep 4th

*  General guideline:  2003 and younger from 5-7pm, 2003 and older from 7-9pm.  Flexibility exists based on your schedule requirements and skill level of the player

*  Cost is $295

Contact Steve Chafe: or 608-358-6606 to register.  (Name, Birth Year, and the program your son/daughter plays with)

Polar Caps Adopt Updated Uniform Standards

Aiming to keep our teams looking organized and sharp on the ice, the Polar Cap Executive Board has voted to adopt updated uniform standards.  These uniform standards will be in effect for the upcoming 2015-16 season, and will apply to our competitive Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level skaters.

The official Polar Cap game uniform will consist 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)

* for the 2015-16 season only, Black helmets will be permitted.  Beginning in 2016-17, a White helmet will be required.

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.

A properly outfitted Polar Cap looks like this

A properly outfitted (but naughty) Polar Cap looks like this

Polar Caps Announce Summer Goalie Clinic


The West Madison Polar Caps will be hosting a FREE 12 week clinic for Polar Cap goalies during the spring and summer of 2015!

The clinic will be led by four Polar Cap coaches who are all very excited to lend their considerable experience to provide our goalies with additional guidance this off-season:
Dave Anglin
Jim Baccus
Kirk Daubenspeck
Mark Greenhalgh

We also encourage Polar Cap coaches to attend these sessions.  Learn from the experts the philosophies, movement skills, save techniques, and drills you can use with your team's goaltender(s) during the season.

Clinic Details
Location:  MIA Studio Rink
Dates:  Monday evenings starting May 4 through July 27 (excluding May 25/Memorial Day)

May 4 : 7:20-8:20 (all goalies)
May 11 : 5:50-6:30 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:30-7:10 (Pee Wees & Bantams)
May 18 to June 8 : 5:50-6:35 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:40-7:25 (Pee Wees & Bantams)
June 15 to July 27 : 5:45-6:30 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:35-7:20 (Pee Wees & Bantams)

The clinic is open to any Polar Cap goalie with birth year between 2001 and 2006.  This includes all goalies who will be in the Competitive programs (Bantam, Pee Wee, or Squirt) for the upcoming 2015-16 season as well as those in the Rink Rat (U14/U10) programs.  Due to space limitations, we ask only those goalies who will plan on playing goalie at least 50% of the time to participate.

In order to gauge interest in this clinic, please respond to Tim Olander at with your goalie's name, their expected 2015-16 program, and whether you need to rent goalie equipment for these sessions.

If you have any questions about this clinic, or want to help out with the clinics, please send your questions/requests to Tim at the above email address.

We hope to see your goalie on the ice with us this summer!

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