The Program (click to open)

  • The University of Utah Skatin’ Utes practice several times per week, usually on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Practices occur from August through March. The game schedule has 30-40 games per season, including several out of state road trips and usually 14 home games at the SLC Sports Complex, located right next to campus.
  • The Skatin’ Utes training program also includes year-round dryland, weight, and flexibility training at either the Salt Lake City Sports Center or the University of Utah HPER training center, located on campus.
  • The George S. Eccles Student Life Center is also home to the Sport Club Athletic Training Clinic which offers athletic training for University of Utah Hockey players. The clinic operates in conjunction with the best sports medicine facility available in Utah, provided by the University of Utah Orthopedic Center.
  • The Skatin’ Utes have played in the PAC-8 hockey conference since 2011 and are the 2013 & 2015 PAC-8 Champions. In addition, the Skatin’ Utes are the 2015 Wasatch Cup Champions and finished the 2014-15 season ranked #6 in the Nation. Our training and coaching staff are available year round and are fully committed to the success of our student athletes.

Program Costs (click to open)

  • The University of Utah Skatin’ Utes are a self-funded non-profit hockey organization that operates through player dues and continual fundraising programs. Ticket sales and joint promotional ventures with organizations like the ECHL Utah Grizzlies also significantly contribute to the operating costs of the organization. Season ticket holders have increased dramatically in past seasons and currently number over 700.
  • Player dues for the 2014-15 season were $1325 per semester and cover all costs for the season, except for food on road trips. Player Dues vary from year to year.
  • Each player is provided with a pair of Skatin’ Utes gloves along with one personalized jersey that is theirs to keep for their career as a Skatin’ Ute. The team offers annual, semesterly, and monthly payment plans that fit every budget and the administration is continually working to bring down the costs for players.

Tryouts (click to open)

  • The next University of Utah Hockey tryout will be in April of 2016. Details can be found here.
  • We schedule tryouts at this time to insure student athletes have ample time to to schedule campus visits, evaluate the team and its facilities and most importantly, meet the academic deadlines of the University.
  • Tryout details are usually posted online in January, so please check back then. If you have specific questions please email us.

ACHA D2 Academics (click to open)

  • Each ACHA student athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 by the beginning of a student athlete’s second year of eligibility.
  • Players can participate only for the school they attend.
  • ACHA student athletes must meet guidelines as established in each Divisional Policies and Procedures Section.

ACHA D2 Eligibility (click to open)

  • Men’s Division 2 student athletes shall be enrolled in a program of study leading to a baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree as determined by the regulations of the university or college.
  • Men’s Division 2 student athletes shall be degree seeking according to that school’s definition of degree seeking and carry a minimum credit requirement of nine (9) semester hours (or the equivalent quarter hours) for undergraduates and six (6) semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) for master or doctoral candidates.
  • A Men’s Division II Student athlete shall have ten (10) semesters of ACHA eligibility. If, however, the student athlete was on an NCAA or Canadian University (CIAU) roster at any level at any time for more than one (1) year two (2) semesters, the student athlete is restricted to eight (8) semesters of ACHA Men’s Division II play, minus his time at the NCAA or Canadian University (CIAU) level. [2006]
  • Junior College players shall have ten (10) semesters of ACHA eligibility minus the time spent on a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) roster. One (1) semester on an NJCAA roster equals one (1) semester of ACHA eligibility. [2006]
  • A senior in the last semester or quarter prior to graduation is not required to meet the required semester or quarter hour minimum.
  • In order to be eligible to play for their new school, transfer students must have been eligible to play for their previous team at the time they transferred. If they were not so eligible, they cannot participate until they satisfy all eligibility requirements as if they previously played for new team.
  • A Men’s Division 2 student athlete participating in less than 20% of his team’s games (including preseason & exhibition) shall not lose a year of ACHA Men’s Division 2 eligibility in any one season. Red-Shirted student athlete’s names must be submitted at the beginning of the season along with the teams registration form.

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