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Rec League games are played at Chelsea Piers every Sunday at 4pm and 5:30pm with the exception of certain holidays and other scheduled bye weeks. The NYCGHA Rec League differs from the Sky Rink Adult Hockey League in several ways. All teams are evenly assigned approximately the same number of novice and intermediate players. This league is a great way for intermediate players to fine tune their skills, get some exercise, and help novice players learn the game. Novices will feel comfortable playing in this league because of its low pressure atmosphere and the added benefit of playing with and learning from more experienced players.

If you are interested in participating, please reach out to and provide a history of your playing background and what you would like to accomplish by joining the league.

If you do not wish to be a full-time skater, please follow the steps below to become an alternate skater in the NYCGHA Rec League:

  • Review the Alternate Policies outlined below.

  • If you have not already done so, register as a member of the NYC Gay Hockey Association here. Note that dues are non-refundable.

  • Complete the Self-Evaluation Form.

  • Purchase one or more pre-paid alternate spots here. Note that if you do not use your pre-paid spots this season, they will automatically carry over to following seasons. Also note that if you do not have pre-purchased spots available, you will not receive reminders of upcoming games, and you will not be able to RSVP as an alternate.

  • Wait for an invitation to join SportsEngine. Usually, we will get back to you within a few days. This website & app is where you will be able to access the full schedule and RSVP for games. Note that your application to join Rec League will be reviewed by the NYC Gay Hockey Association to ensure that you are a good fit for the league based on your answers to the Self-Evaluation Form. If you are not, someone will get back to you to discuss why, and to point you to alternatives, possibly on other NYC Gay Hockey Association teams.