Skate and Shoot (Pick-Up Hockey)

Schedule of Skate and Shoot Sessions

The schedule of Skate and Shoot sessions for the current season can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking the following link:  (This link will be updated when Skate and Shoot sessions resume in Spetember, 2022.)

Participation in this program is open to currenlty enrolled SUNY Oswego Students ONLY.   SUNY Oswego IDs will be verified.


The objective of SUNY Oswego's Skate and Shoot program is to provide a casual, non-aggressive environment in which currently enrolled students are able to practice their ice hockey related skills, such as skating maneuverability, stick handling and shooting accuracy.  There is no charge to participate in this program, which takes place on regular days & times at the Deborah F. Stanley Arena and Convocation Hall.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Tim Graber,  Manager of the SUNY Oswego Skate Shop, at

Participate at Your Own Risk

Participants of SUNY Oswego's Skate and Shoot program acknowledge that ice skating and other hockey-related activities are potentially hazardous activities that present an inherent risk of serious personal injury.  Those who participate in Skate and Shoot sessions do so at their own risk, and agree to accept responsibility for their own health & safety while on the ice.  Participants who become injured or need assistance during a Skate and Shoot session should seek help from an on-duty Program Coordinator.

Skate and Shoot Program Information

  • PARTICIPATION is open to currently enrolled SUNY Oswego students.  SUNY Oswego Student IDs wil be verified, and must be presented to the Program Coordinator at the start of EACH session before participation will be allowed.  
  • CHECK-IN for Skate and Shoot takes place at the Skate Shop window, inside the lower arena entrance.
  • GEARING UP takes place at the Visitor Locker Rooms.  These locker rooms will be available 15 minutes before, and 15 minutes after the scheduled ice time.
  • REQUIRED EQUIPMENT for all participants includes: HECC Approved Hockey Helmet with Full Facemask, Hockey Gloves, Hockey Skates, and Ice Hockey Stick (with plugged end).   [THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.]  Recommended equipment includes: Elbow Pads, Shin Guards, Mouth Guards.  Participants must provide their own equipment.  Participants who want to act as goal tenders must provide and wear full goal tending gear. 
  • WAIVERS OF LIABILITY must be signed by all participants upon check-in, before being allowed on the ice.
  • SESSIONS WILL BE LIMITED to the first 25 participants who check-in with the coordinator.
  • HOCKEY PUCKS and a "SHOOTER TUTOR" will be provided by the on-site Program Coordinator.  Participants should make sure all pucks are returned at the end of the session or they will no longer be provided.

Skate and Shoot Rules

  • NO slap shots.
  • NO aggessive body contact or checking.
  • NO racing, horseplay or activities which may interfere with other participants.
  • NO food, drink (other than water), gum, candy and tobacco products on the ice or in the bench areas.
  • NO headphones may be used participating in this program.
  • Participants must comply with the instructions of the Program Coordinators, and must cooperate with other participants when shooting on goal or otherwise using the ice.
  • Anyone who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will not be allowed to participate.
  • Participants who violate the rules for Skate and Shoot, or are otherwise disruptive, will be required to leave the ice for the remainder of the session.