Sports & Activities


About Us


Groups & Events

VRD Youth Hockey



Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.



A great introductory program for any kids looking to join our Mini Mite or Mite programs.  Not a pre-requisite, but a great way to get a full set of equipment and an introduction to the sport in a fun environment.  Birth years 2010-2014.  Thursdays starting August 22, 2019.

Mini Mites (birth years 2013 and 2014) and Mites (birth years 2011 and 2012) will learn the fundamentals of ice hockey through fun and educational instruction and enjoy an introduction to competition.  A couple of weekends each season will include scheduled games at the Eagle Ice Rink.  Mites will have also have the opportunity to play teams from Glenwood Springs, Aspen and Summit. 

We have rental equipment available for $50 on a first come, first served basis. Please call (970) 479-2271 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment to be fitted for equipment prior to the start of the season.  Sticks and skates are not provided.  We have sticks available for purchase for $20 and a limited amount of used skates for sale.


Mini Mites U6: 2013 & 2014 birth years 

Thursdays 5:15-6:15 p.m. (shared ice) and Sundays 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Season 1 (Fall): October 10 - December 19, 2019

Season 2 (Winter): January 5 - March 19, 2020

Cost: $160 for one season or $260 for both seasons.
2020 Winter Schedule

Mites U8: 2011 & 2012 birth years

Thursdays 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Sundays 4:30-5:30 (shared ice).

Season 1 (Fall): Oct. 10th to Dec. 19th, 2019

Season 2 (Winter): Jan. 5th to March 19th, 2020

Cost: $160 for one season or $260 for both seasons.
2020 Winter Schedule

Mites and Mini Mites at the Colorado Avalanche game 1/10/15