Utah Hockey teams practice several times per week, usually Monday through Thursday mornings or afternoons. Practices occur from August through March. The game schedule has 25-35 games per season, including several out of state road trips and usually 10-15 home games at the SLC Sports Complex, located right next to campus.
The Utah Hockey 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 Men’s Division 2 program played in the PAC-8 hockey conference from 2011-16 and are the 2013, 2015, 2016 PAC-8 Champions. In addition, the Men’s Program are the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020 Wasatch Cup Champions and finished the 2016-17 Division 1 season ranked in the top half of the Nation. Our training and coaching staff are available year round and are fully committed to the success of our student athletes.
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 2019-20 season were $2225 per semester and cover all costs for the season. Player Dues vary from year to year.
Each player is provided with a pair of Utah Hockey gloves along with one personalized jersey that is theirs to keep for their career as a Skatin’ Ute. The team offers annual, semester, and monthly payment plans that fit every budget and the administration is continually working to bring down the costs for players.
The next University of Utah Hockey Recruiting & Tryout Weekend will be in April of 2021. 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.
Additional details are usually posted online in January, so please check back then. If you have specific questions please email us.