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Mighty Mites

Mighty Mites

The Portman Mighty Mites Program is starting January 16th, 2021 to introduce your child to the fun of ice skating and hockey.  The Mighty Mites is open to all new skaters ages 3-8 and is often a child’s first time on skates. It is taught in a “learn to skate” format with some basic hockey skills included. The program is outdoors at Portman and is completely free.

Mighty Mites will meet on Sundays from 3:00 - 3:45 pm at the Portman Rink.  Mighty Mites will meet January 16th - February 27th (taking off February 13th for the Superbowl) for six total sessions.  Mighty Mites will be coached by our trained Portman hockey coaches with help from area youth hockey teams.


1. Register with USA Hockey. It is free and only takes a few minutes.

2. Email USA Hockey #, child's name, t-shirt size, and contact phone number to Phil Olson at 

3. A waiver will be sent prior to the first session.

Mighty Mites Schedule - 2021

Sunday, January 16th 3:00 - 345pm

Sunday, January 23rd 3:00 - 345pm

Sunday, January 30th 3:00 - 345pm

Sunday, February 6th 3:00 - 345pm

Sunday, February 20th 3:00 - 345pm

Sunday, February 27th 3:00 - 345pm




Helmet (any kind of helmet)



Knee pads

Elbow pads

Why Play Hockey?

Hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, hockey promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility. With an emphasis on fun, hockey is a game to be played and enjoyed for life.


Starting with the bonds created in the locker room to the relationships formed on ice, hockey creates life-long friendships. This camaraderie shared on and off the ice encourages teamwork and the natural development of leadership skills.


From learning to balance school, responsibilities at home, time at the rink and playing with friends, hockey encourages kids to learn time management skills that will later serve them in all facets of life. Hockey’s unique source of physical fitness promotes healthy living.


The thrill of carrying the puck up the ice on a breakaway, the exhilaration of scoring your first goal or making that amazing save is possible due to the encouraging environment hockey provides to try new things and grow as a hockey player and person.