Welcome to Panther Hockey!

The Park Rapids Amateur Hockey Association (PRAHA) invites all young athletes in the Park Rapids, Menahga and Nevis communities to participate in hockey. Below are the basic details on our hockey program including opportunities to try hockey, registration information and an overview of our season. 

Please direct any questions to Tim Fogarty.

Tim Fogarty

Hockey Outreach Director

Try Hockey!


Interested in hockey but not ready to register for the full season? We have several events in which potential new players can try hockey at no cost. Below is a list of events that are open to everyone in the Park Rapids area:

  • September 18 - Back to School Bash
  • October 30 - Spooky Skate
  • November 6 - Try Hockey For Free
  • December TBD - Santa Skate

Learn to Skate

Park Rapids Amateur Hockey Association is once again hosting its annual Learn to Skate program at the Ted O'Johnson Ice Arena. Children ages 4-10 may participate in the program at no cost. 

The Learn To Skate will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in November from 10:00-11:00 am, starting with Saturday, November 6 and running through November 20.

Limited equipment will be available at the arena for use during the Learn to Skate program. 

To pre-register for the first Learn to Skate session, click here

Contact Derek Ricke at derek.ricke.mn@gmail.com or 218-255-0478 with any questions. 

Get Started Today!


Registration is now open for the 2021-22 season. First year players, especially those at the Mini-Mite/6U and Mite/8U levels, are welcome to join our program at any time during the season. 

The Mini-Mite/6U level is for players born on or after June 1, 2014. The cost to participate is $50 for first year players or $100 for returning players.

The Mite/8U level is for players born after June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2014 or before. The PRAHA fee is $50 for first year players or $100 for returning players at this age. There is also a $56 fee to USA Hockey, resulting in a total cost of $156. 

Register Now!

Season Overview


The Mite/8U and Mini-Mite/6U seasons typically begin in mid-October and run through February. The teams skate two to three times per week. 

The association strives to provide these age groups with consistent ice times for practices. Last season, the teams had practices on Monday at 6:00 pm, Saturday at 10:00 am and occasional practices on Thursday at 6:00 pm. Practices are one hour in length with a focus on teaching players the basic skills of the game with an emphasis on skating, puck control and having FUN!

After a few weeks of practices, the association will divide all players at these age groups into teams based on age and current skill levels for the purpose of participating in games against surrounding communities. 

The majority of games will take place against the nearest surrounding communities including Bagley, Bemidji, Detroit Lakes, Wadena and Walker. Teams will participate in approximately 4-7 game days with 2-3 games on each of those days over the course of the season.