Pickup

Pickup Hockey

Our pickup sessions offer informal game play without referee.

  • Full equipment required.
  • Must be 16 years or older, please bring ID.
  • 3 Goalie/26 Skater Max. 
  • Goalies Skate Free
  • Goalies can reserve a spot by contacting Caitie on Facebook or via e-mail.
 
Visit our Schedules page to view our Open Hockey schedule! 
Scroll down for information about how these sessions are run.

Pickup Sessions are open for registration!

All Open Hockey sessions must be registered for using the Greensboro Ice Hub, our online customer portal.

1. Purchase Open Hockey Stickers

We require one Open Hockey sticker to be placed down for every Pickup session on the ice.  Stickers are available for purchase in sets of 5, for $75 per set. Click the button above to visit the Greensboro Ice Hub to purchase.

Open Hockey stickers can be used on both Pickup and Stick & Puck. Skaters that already have Stick & Puck stickers can use them for Pickup sessions.

You must purchase Open Hockey stickers at least 24 hours in advance.

**Stickers bought after 3pm on Friday will not be ready until at least the following Monday.

Please plan ahead and make sure you have enough stickers to skate. If you manage many skaters, skate many sessions a week, or have a habit of adding sessions, buy several sets of stickers at one time!

2. Register for Ice Time

Log into The Greensboro Ice Hub to register for sessions. ALL players must register through The Greensboro Ice Hub, there will be no walkons permitted. We maintain a strict cap on the number of skaters permitted on the ice.

PLAYERS there is a 26 player cap on each session on a first come first serve basis through online registration ONLY. 

GOALIES will register on Facebook or email Caitie at Gsoicehouse@Gmail.com.

Pickup sessions time slots may vary. Each slot requires one sticker. Your confirmation email will include a list of your selected time slots.

Make sure you have a sticker ready to put down for every session you select BEFORE you hit submit.  Remember to buy stickers at LEAST 24 hours prior to your session.

Frequently Asked Questions


Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more info about Stick and Puck sessions. If you have further questions or concerns, email our Admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com.

Registration, Late registration, and Stickers:

Instead of the previous waitlist system, skaters can simply join sessions during the current week using the same registration system. Sessions will not be locked when the Pre-registration window closes, to allow for skaters to fill empty slots. Skaters will not be able to register for sessions that are already full.

Register for sessions as normal (using form above). Skaters must already have purchased stickers. Stickers must be purchased at least 24 hours prior. Stickers bought after 3pm on Friday will not be ready until at least the following Monday.

If you register less than 24-48 hours ahead of a session, you will not be on the roster. Upon arriving for their session, all skaters who registered late must have a sticker ready to place down at check-in, and must show a copy of the confirmation email listing the session they are attending. 

Please note: We are still requiring reservations for sessions, in order to ensure we stay within the cap AND to streamline the check-in process. 

We are much more efficient at the check-in desk when we have an accurate roster of who is skating each day. Please do your part and reserve ice time as early as possible, so the check-in process is more seamless.

Under our updated system, skaters can still join sessions during the current week. Sessions will not be locked when the Pre-registration window closes, to allow for skaters to fill empty slots. Register for sessions as normal (using form above). Skaters must already have stickers purchased for the current week. Stickers must be purchased by the Pre-Registration deadline listed above (2pm Thursday of the week prior to the desired session).

If you register after the pre-registration deadline, you will not be on the roster. Upon arriving, all skaters who registered late must have a sticker ready to place down, and must show a copy of the confirmation email listing the session. This email can be on your mobile device, printed out, etc.

Please note: We are still requiring reservations for sessions a week in advance, through the system, in order to ensure we stay within the cap AND to streamline the check-in process.  We are much more efficient at the check-in desk when we have an accurate roster of who is skating each day. Please do your part and reserve ice time each week for the next week so the check-in process is as seamless as possible.

To cancel a session, email the Admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com, so we can remove you from the roster.

Please make sure to cancel any reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to cancel reservations within 24 hours of a reservation will require the $10 Stick and Puck No-Show fee for each session missed. The only exception to less than 24 hours’ notice is for cancellation due to COVID-like illness. In the event of COVID-like illness, please still email the Admin Team so we can remove you from the roster.

Our Admin Team is working to resolve any previous problems with sticker purchases as we transition to the current system. If you are unsure of the the status of your sticker purchase, email our Admin Team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com.

Pre-purchased stickers are available for pickup at the check-in table. When arriving for your next session, please ask the check-in attendant to provide them.

Skaters taking lessons during the Tuesday Morning session need to purchase stickers using the link above. You do not need to submit a secondary registration, you just need to contact their coaches for more information. 

For more information, please contact your coach, or email our Admin Team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com.

Our system sends an automatic email to skaters when you hit submit. This email will list the sessions you have registered for. 

If you do not see an email, please check your spam folder, as well as your “Promotions” tab if you are using Gmail.

If you still do not see an email, you have most likely not finished registering. Please email our Admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com.

Sessions that are full are not displayed on the registration form. If a slot opens, it will be listed on the form again, but there is no guarantee of a slot opening.

If you are registered for a session already, or have one skater registered and need to register a second, and do not see the slot, there are no slots left. If you are concerned about it’s cancellation, please email the admin team at gsoicehouse@gmail.com. 

The Admin team will reach out to all skaters registered for a session in the event that it is cancelled. Make sure that the email you enter during registration is accurate, as it is where you will receive your confirmation and any updates we release.

Check-in, Health Screenings, and Rink Policies:

Skaters should arrive fully dressed (or, minimum, their undergear). They should have a pre-purchased sticker ready to place down at the check-in table.

If skaters registered late (after the Pre-Registration deadline- 2pm Thursday of the week prior), they will still need to lay down a sticker, as well as show a copy of their confirmation email listing the session date/time. This can be a digital copy on a mobile device, a printout, etc.

Stick & Puck skaters, who are able to dress themselves, will be permitted to enter the building (wearing a face covering and following the temperature check and health screening) 15 minutes prior to the start of a Stick & Puck session and may utilize the designated locker rooms. Stick & Puck skaters may remove their face covering once in the locker room and must adhere to the designated social distancing markers in each locker room.

 

Stick & Puck skaters, who are not able to dress themselves, should arrive at the rink as fully dressed as possible. Upon arrival, these skaters should check-in (wearing their face covering over mouth and nose) for their health screening and temperature check. Once checked-in, these skaters should return to their vehicle to finish dressing and to put on skates. Skaters may wish to bring a foldable chair to help facilitate lacing skates. Please make sure to have skate guards as the pathway from your vehicle to the rink entrance is cement. 

 

We highly encourage skaters to come fully dressed. This will allow skaters to enter, step onto the ice for their session, and leave immediately after their session.

We understand the difficulty of arriving completely dressed in outer gear, and do our best to accommodate that within reason. Skaters should, at the very least, arrive to sessions already dressed in their undergear.  If skaters need to put the rest of their outer gear on when they arrive, and they can dress themselves, they may enter the locker rooms 15 minutes before the session begins to finish getting dressed.

Stick & Puck skaters who are eligible to use the locker rooms will access the ice from the hockey bench side of the rink at precisely the start of the Stick & Puck session. Stick & Puck skaters may not utilize the hockey benches prior to the start of the Stick & Puck session.

Stick & Puck skaters who are not eligible to use a locker room will enter the rink through the front door entrance from check-in, and will enter the ice from the door just past the large, wooden Learn to Skate check-in table at precisely the start of the Stick & Puck session.

All skaters must wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose for their health screening and temperature check.

THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

Once skaters have completed their health screening, they may either step back outside to finish dressing out and wear their helmet, OR they may wear their masks to the locker rooms/dressing areas until they put on their helmets. Skaters are not required to wear a mask to skate, but they are required to wear a helmet, per general Stick and Puck rules.

Inside the building, face masks or helmets must remain on unless in the locker room, on the ice, or entering/exiting the ice. 

If you are a parent, and are concerned about your child not being able to put their helmet on correctly once inside the building, your child should complete their health screening with a mask on, and then step outside with you to put their helmets on.

T-shirts pulled up over face are not considered appropriate face coverings. 

Helmets do not qualify as face masks/coverings. Skaters must wear an appropriate face mask/covering for their health screening and temperature check. This covering should cover the skater’s mouth and nose without needing to be held up. T-shirts/clothing pulled up and held over the nose/mouth are not acceptable face masks/coverings.

Once screened and inside the building, skaters may wear their usual helmets in place of a face mask.