Evaluation Skates

The Greater Seattle Hockey League (GSHL) strives to provide an evenly-balanced, competitive game for every player. To that end, prior to the beginning of each season (Winter and Summer), the league hosts a series of three to five complimentary evaluation skate sessions. During these sessions, participants are put through several drills -- including skating, shooting, passing, etc. -- followed by a light scrimmage. GSHL league officials are assessing each participants skill level to place participants in the appropriate division.
 
By participating in an evaluation skate, participants commit themselves to the player draft conducted right before the start of the season. Once a participant is selected by a team, the captain of the team they are drafted to will be in contact with the participant to review next steps.

Schedule

First, be sure to complete a New Player Application prior to arriving. Next, choose one evaluation skate session to attend. We recommend that you arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow for registration and suit up. 
  1. Evaluation skates for the Summer 2019 season are complete. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Greater Seattle Hockey League is an adult league, so anyone over the age of 18 is welcome with no cap! We have new hockey players sign up that are over 80-years-old! You are never too old. In addition, we have a 40+ League that is open to anyone ages 40 years and up.



We request that all participants complete a New Player Application prior to arriving at the evaluation skate session they wish to attend. In addition, all participants are required to have registered with USA Hockey. Please bring your USA Hockey registration # with to the evaluation skate.



When you arrive at an evaluation skate, you will complete a smaller registration form that will ask for your name, plus information related to your playing preferences. Please print legibly so we can easily locate your New Player Application. After you suit up and hit the ice, participants will be put through several drills -- including skating, shooting, passing, etc. -- followed by a light scrimmage. GSHL league officials are assessing each participant's skills to place participants in the appropriate division based upon displayed skill level. At the completion of the evaluation skate series of sessions, the league hosts a captains draft about two weeks prior to the start of each season. Everyone can make a team if they want. The GSHL does not "cut" participants. Each participant who has pre-paid their new player dues for the season is guaranteed placement on a team. Everyone else who has completed a New Player Application and/or attended an evaluation skate may also be placed in the draft. Participants who paid their dues are drafted first, followed by unpaid participants, if spots remain.



If you completed a New Player Application and/or attended an evaluation skate, and can no longer commit to joining a team, please contact the league at Info@GSHockey.com so that we can remove your information from the captains draft. If you pre-paid your season dues, please include this information in your email so that we can assess the potential for a refund.