BYAHA is the parent organization of the Junior Steelheads youth hockey teams and is a member of the Idaho Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey. BYAHA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The Boise Youth Amateur Hockey Association is a competitive travel ice hockey program serving the Treasure Valley. Located in Boise, Idaho, the Junior Steelheads are currently seeking young individuals in all age groups for their upcoming hockey season. Teams are being formed for the following levels: Squirt (8-10 years of age), Peewee (11-12 years of age), Bantam (13-14 years of age), U16 (Under 16 years of age) and U18 (Under 18 years of age).
Competitive travel hockey is an exceptionally rewarding experience for youths. The Junior Steelheads program gives some of our community’s most talented and committed young men and women the exposure and opportunity to develop their skills while representing the Treasure Valley. And hockey is teaching our kids so many valuable life lessons such as discipline, teamwork, leadership, and accountability. Our mission is to provide and implement a positive learning environment for young players to gain the maximum benefits of participating in a competitive sports program. We believe in challenging them to embrace school academics, demanding dedication to sportsmanship as individuals and teammates both on and off the ice, enhancing skill development, developing good work habits, helping them set goals and plans to reach those goals. Our goal is to develop great people as well as players. We believe in setting and achieving goals, not just scoring them!
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New Update from 11/20/2020:
Dear BYAHA/Jr Steelheads members:
You have probably heard the news that the City of Boise announced that Idaho Ice World is closing until September 30, 2021. If you have not seen it, we posted the message we received from the City below. Obviously, we are disappointed and frustrated by this news, but we are thankful that our teams were able to get as much ice as they did in the first few months of the season. We remain optimistic for the second half of the season. Idaho Central (formally Century Link) is currently shut down, but it is on a temporary basis. We are hopeful that the kids will be back skating at Idaho Central. As soon as we obtain more information we will either update the entire membership, or send information directly to the coaches and team managers.
BYAHA/Jr Steelheads Board
Letter from Idaho Ice World (City of Boise):
Dear IceWorld Valued Customers,
The health and safety of our employees and community are our top priority. As a result, the City of Boise made the decision out of an abundance of caution due to the current state of the pandemic and healthcare crisis in our community to close Idaho IceWorld beginning Saturday, November 21 until September 30, 2021.
The primary reason for closure is the safety of our employees and community. However, an extended closure will also help the city with significant cost savings during challenging financial times for our community. The winter season is our primary revenue generation time, and without it, the operation becomes a serious and significant financial burden to the city. While a difficult decision, a long-term closure is the responsible thing to do for community and employee safety as well as the acting in a financially responsible manner. This decision was not made lightly, but city leaders are in agreement that the closure is necessary.
Although we are not aware of any wide spread of the virus at the facility, the activities that occur are at a high risk of contributing to community spread. With the current state of the pandemic and healthcare crisis, the city has a responsibility and accountability to the community and our employees to assure a safe environment and facility. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Credits and refunds for canceled or partially canceled programs, rentals or activities will be issued in-full or prorated depending on the circumstance. The refunds will occur over the next several days.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 208-608-7716 or via email at IIWinfo@cityofboise.org