The Program


  • The University of Utah Skatin’ Utes practice several times per week, usually Monday  through Thursday 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 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 played in the PAC-8 hockey conference from 2011-16 and are the 2013, 2015, 2016 PAC-8 Champions. In addition, the Skatin’ Utes 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.

Program Costs

  • 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.

Recruiting Weekend

  • 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.

ACHA D1 Academics

  • ACHA student athletes must meet guidelines as established in each Divisional Policies and Procedures Section.
  • Players can participate only for the school they attend.
  • 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.
  • Men’s Division 1 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 1 student athletes shall be degree seeking according to that school’s definition of degree seeking and carry a minimum credit requirement of nine (12) 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 I Student athlete shall have five (5) years 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 4 years of ACHA Men’s Division 1 play, minus his time at the NCAA or Canadian University (CIAU) level.
  • Junior College players shall have five (5) years 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.