FAQs

I signed up for a drop in game, but now I can’t make it. What should I do?

Email info@dwhl.org to let us know you can’t play.  We may have someone on the waitlist who wants to take your spot.  Unfortunately the DWHL does not provide refunds under most circumstances but we evaluate each request especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How do I become a sub?

See our subbing page.

Why is ice time so late?

We are competing for ice with youth leagues, other adult leagues, figure skating clubs and public skates.  From September into March, youth hockey is in full swing and has most ice times until 9pm or later. This means that we have to play later.  In the summer when youth hockey is not using as much ice, we often have slightly earlier ice times

Do you pro-rate fees if I join after the season begins?

We do not pro-rate fees due to the free sub policy. Rostered players can sub free of charge on nights that their team is not playing (within your division).  See more details on the subbing page.

The season has already started, can I still play?

Yes!  You can drop-in to a division game. The drop in fee is usually around $20. See our subbing page.

What divisions do you have and seasons do you have?

See the Our League page

Can I set up a payment plan?

Yes, we understand that hockey is an expensive sport and that it can be difficult for some players to fund things like season fees all at once. We now offer installment plans available upon season registration through our registration platform, Teamsnap.

Can I get a refund if I can’t attend a game or clinic that I signed up to play?

All DWHL events have a no-refund policy. We do make certain exceptions for pregnancy or illness and are handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact us via e-mail at info@dwhl.org so we can review your particular circumstances.

Hockey equipment is expensive! What If I’m not sure if I want to play yet and want to try it out first?

We have a gear bank of equipment that you can borrow for one event or for a season with a $50 check deposit, and you can rent hockey skates at the rink. If you want to borrow our gear, please e-mail us at info@dwhl.org with your approximate height and weight and when you need it. Equipment loan is reserved for DWHL members only.

Once you’ve decided this is the sport for you, consider going to a used or new sporting goods store (Play it Again Sports or Players Bench). They usually have good equipment at a decent price. You will need shin pads, a hockey garter belt, socks, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, a jersey, a helmet, stick and skates.

Our New Player tab has more information that will help ease you into the sport and get you started.

What do I need to do to get started?
  • Register with USA Hockey. If you are not currently a registered member, register and pay the annual fee through USA Hockey.
  • Register as a DWHL General Member on our Registration tab. (As a member you will receive e-mails about DWHL events. We communicate with our members exclusively via e-mail.)
  • Join the DWHL Google Group
  • Once you have completed the above items you can register for any of our events or divisions.
I’m under 18. What options are available for me?

Occasionally, the DWHL gets requests from our members to allow youth players (under 18) to play in our divisions or clinics. DWHL and USA Hockey state that no player under the age of 18 – regardless of experience, skill level, waiver, or relationship to our members – is allowed to participate in an adult league (including camps).

Players under 18 are encouraged to try the Arvada Hockey Association or the Colorado Girls Select Hockey program. They offer hockey opportunities for girls up to 19 years of age

I’ve never skated before or it’s been a while. Where can I learn (or re-learn) to skate and play hockey?

Throughout the year, DWHL offers beginner Hockey 101 camps, clinics, and upto 3 hockey divisions for various skill levels. Upcoming events are posted on the main page of our website and on the schedule tab.

Our Hockey 101 camp touches on basic skating skills, stickhandling, shooting, positioning, and more. We usually schedule a Hockey 101 right before we start a new season. The best way to get information about future Hockey 101s, clinics, and new seasons is to sign up as a DWHL member!

When you sign up as a DWHL member (free), you are eligible to attend a Hockey 101 session for free! You will also be placed on our email distribution list and receive notices about upcoming events.

Please visit our Registration tab to sign up for membership!

I’m still confused. Who can I contact?

Contact the DWHL board at info@dwhl.org.  Once of us will get back to you in a couple days.