skip navigation



Welcome to the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association (CYHA), home of the Chippewa Thunder! Our mission is to provide the youth of Chippewa County with quality programs for ice skating related activities. We support teamwork and cooperation through mutual respect, sharing of skills, knowledge and responsibilities.

Steel Youth Hockey Skills Camp

The Chippewa Steel and Coach Carter Foguth are offering a Skills Camp for youth hockey players. Details of the camp and the sign-up link are below.  

Friday August 9th:
3:30-4:30pm Stick Handling Group 1
4:45-5:45pm Stick Handling Group 2

Saturday August 10th:
11am-Noon Shooting Group 1
12:15-1:15pm Shooting Group 2

Sunday August 11th:
11am-Noon Checking Group 1
12:15-1:15pm Checking Group 2

$150 Per Player (3 Total Sessions)

Stick Handling

  • Learn to stick handle the puck with your head and eyes up.
  • Stick handle with a purpose (through obstacles).
  • Use top hand as driving force to cradle and control the puck, bottom hand as a guide to create range of motion in your movements.
  • Incorporate head fakes to use deception and make your stick handling moves more effective.


  • Learn to shoot the puck with your head and eyes up.
  • Develop Wrist Shot, Slap Shot and Back Hand technique.
  • Importance of control your body movement and transferring weight effectively to maximize power.


  • Learn the importance of Body Checking in Hockey, how to do so safely, effectively and how it impacts positioning in a game.
  • We will go through slow, controlled drills to demonstrate safely the proper technique/form when incorporating a body check.
  • Go over proper body control in order to put ourselves in the best position to effectively use a body check and gain control of the puck.

Trap Shoot Fundraiser for Chippewa Valley Girls Hockey

Monday, August 19, 2019 ★ 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Westgate Sportman’s Club ★ Eau Claire
$250 per team/$50 per person ★ Dinner included
More info found at

First Annual CYHA Golf Scramble!

Register online at:

Why?  Because a kid on ice is seldom in hot water!  CYHA is one of the few volunteer-run, non-city owned hockey rinks in the country.  Due to volunteer fundraising and donations of time and materials, we have expanded our facilities over the years to a state that is envied by many communities.  We are currently able to cash flow the maintenance of the facilities, but capital improvements require more fundraising.  We plan to use the proceeds from this golf outing to help build our endowment and fund upcoming capital expenses, including but not limited to, South rink insulation to save money on ice maintenance and keep spectators warmer, the next Zamboni, and replacement metal siding for an outdoor facelift and improved energy efficiency.

When?  Friday, August 16th at Lake Wissota Golf.  Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and dinner.  Registration and Bloody Mary bar begins at 11 am, shotgun start at 12 pm.  Or just join us at 5 pm for the fajita bar, cash bar, raffles, bean bags, and more!

We aim to be different!  Hole-in-one wins a car from Morrie's Mazda!  Golf with the Steel!  Putt Happy Gilmore style! 

How?  Please help us make this event a success by participating in one of the following ways:

  1. Be a tournament or hole sponsor or forward to someone who would be a great sponsor - tournament sponsorship includes great advertising opportunities throughout the whole year!
  2. Donate or help us find items for the golfer gift bags or raffle table.  Email with your donation idea.
  3. Golf on your own or recruit a team of 4.
  4. Volunteer to help with registration and games - sign up will be available in July
  5. Come at 5 for the after party!

Early bird registration by July 15th includes a ticket to the Bloody Mary bar and 10 raffle tickets!

Summer Ice Schedule 2019 For CYHA Members ONLY

There wil NOT be summer ice the weeks of : July 1-5 and July 29-Aug 2.

Summer ice will run June 17- Aug 14, 2019

The cost for High School will be $100.00.  

Schedule 2019
6u (13/14) Tues. 11:30am-12:30pm
8u (11/12) Mon. and Wed. 11:30am-12:30pm
Squirts (09/10) Mon., Tues., and Wed.  8:30am-9:30am
PeeWees (07/08) Mon., Tues., and Wed.  9:45am-10:45am
Bantams (05/06) Mon., Tues., and Wed.  2:00pm-3:00pm
Girls (05-10) Mon., Tues., and Wed.  12:45pm-1:45pm
High School- Boys and Girls Mon., Tues., and Wed.  3:15pm-4:15pm


Give today, to support youth hockey forever.

Checks may be written out to: 
Community Foundation of Chippewa County

FBO: Chippewa Youth Hockey Association Kids on Ice Endowment Fund
PO Box 153 - 404 1/2 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Or online through the
Community Foundation of Chippewa County:

We greatly appreciate your gift!

What do you do if you have to be away from CYHA and your skater is playing in a Game?  Do the Grandparents live in a location which precludes them from attending CYHA in person to see your skater's games or competitions?  Do you want to see what is going on during practices and other matters at the CYHA rink while you are away?
Well, we now have the answers, Live Barn! 
For the cost of a roll of tape and a skate sharpening you’ll be able to watch games/practices from Chippewa Falls and any other LiveBarn rink - Live & On Demand.  Members can share great moments to social media/email, and can also submit highlights to be considered for LiveBarn’s Plays of the Week.

Sani Sport Solutions

The Sani Sport cleansing process is a simple one, the entirety of which takes six-teen minutes. After placing the gear into the machine, ozone and air circulate throughout the chamber. This is then followed by an automated spray which helps protect the equipment and eliminate any residual ozone left behind. No water or chemicals are contained in the treatment. Our process removes harmful bacteria and odors while not compromising the quality of the sporting equipment. The bacteria and odors caused by perspiration are significantly reduced from the sports gear with the 16 minute Sani Sport process.


Cost is $35 per set of gear and $ 50 for Goalie gear.


Contact Tony Pilgrim at Sani Sport Solutions

 for more information. 


Join CYHA on know you're on it all the time anyway!

Work Assessment Hours

Order Chippewa Thunder Clothing