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Wildcat Whiplash

Wildcat Centre, presents Wildcat Whiplash. Saturday May 10th, 2014.

100% of proceeds go to benefit the River Falls Youth Hockey Association.

Featuring: Johnny Parks, Tony Denucci, Ariya Daivari & many more!

on Square Market

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River Falls Gun Show

River Falls Hockey & Bearing Arms Gun Shows Present the River Falls Gun Show

April 4th at the Wildcat Centre Arena.

Click here for more information.

Capital Campaign Kick Off - HELP US RAISE $100,000!

On January 14th, 2014, The RFYHA is excited to kick off a capital campaign to replace our Zamboni, make dasher board upgrades and address other rink related needs.  More information about the campaign priorities and how you can support the campaign can be found here.

Capital Campaign

RFYHA Annual Meeting

The RFYHA Annual Meeting will be held on March 24th 6:00 PM in the mezzanine area of Wildcat Centre Arena.  During the meeting the arena will host open hockey for all RFYHA member skaters. This is an important opportunity for you, as members, to see the results of your contributions throughout the season and influence the future direction of the association and I personally encourage you to attend.
Meeting Agenda:
  • Review the RFYHA Strategic Plan
  • Share The Associations Operational Attainment For The 2013-14 Season
  • Hear Member Feedback
  • Vote On Potential Changes To The RFYHA Constitution
  • Elect Board Members
 After the meeting an informal social gathering will take place at a Mainstreeters, an RFYHA sponsor.
For those interested in running for board membership, please submit a bio to Janell Rasmussen - RFYHA Secretary - at no later than March 7th, 2014.  The link below contains board member backgrounds that were submitted in 2010 that may be used as examples for those that are interested:
Steve Magnuson
RFYHA President

About the River Falls Youth Hockey Association

River Falls Youth Hockey Association (RFYHA) is a Wisconsin Non-Profit Tax Exempt Corporation dedicated to promote hockey for the youth in the community. The Association was organized in 1967 and is classified as a "Division 3" Association in WAHA's Region 6.  River Falls is recognized as a leader in hockey in Western Wisconsin. RFYHA owns and operates the Wildcat Centre Arena.   There are no State, County or City funds used to manage our facility and we have no employees.  Everything that happens in and around our arena is managed by volunteers who care about kids and hockey and we appreciate all of their efforts.  Welcome to our website and we hope you can come and visit our rink someday.

4th Annual All Vehicle Show

When: September 7th, 2014
St. Croix Lanes
1153 Saint Croix Street & North Main Street
             River Falls, WI

Door Prizes, Slots, Bowling, Pool Tables, Pizza Specials, Games, Volleyball, Car Bingo and much more!

Top 30 Plus Best Car, Truck & Street Rod Best of Show - Best Engine - Best Interior - Best Paint

Thirty minutes from St. Paul, MN. 45 Minutes from Chippewa, WI. Saint Paul fo east on I-94 to WI exit #3 go S. to River Falls follow signs.
Chippewa Falls go West on 94 to WI exit #10 turn left to River Falls.

See the flyer below for more information!


These programs are available to choose from for ANY FIRST YEAR SKATER AGES 4 – 8 who live in the River Falls, Ellsworth, and Prescott school districts.  They include:


  1. Mite Youth Hockey Development Program Special Winter Registration –  This program starts on November 29th and continues through the end of February.  It includes over 30 practices by coaches teaching the fundamentals of skating and hockey.   No prior skating experience is needed to enter this program. Equipment may be available to use.  The cost for this program is $100, with a fundraising commitment of selling fifteen $10 raffle tickets, and helping at tournaments/varsity games for 15 hours during the season.  More detailed program information can be found here.  To register for this special program.
    1. E-mail as soon as possible of your intent to register to reserve a spot.
    2. Complete online registration with USA Hockey and pay the necessary USA Hockey Fee (if applicable) - USA Hockey Website
    3. Complete supplemental WAHA forms - Parent/Athlete Concussion Fact Sheet - Click Here & Parent/Athlete Concussion Acknowledgement Form - Click Here
    4. Review the RFYHA Policy Handbook
    5. Attend registration night on Sunday November 23rd from 5:30 pm – 7 pm at the Wildcat Arena.  Bring your USA Hockey confirmation and copies of the WAHA forms.  Blank registration forms will be available to fill out. 
  2. Try Hockey For FREE Program– On November 8th, kids are invited to participate in one hour of on ice instruction for FREE.  The first 40 kids registered will receive a FREE USA hockey jersey. Skating equipment will be provided if available. Click here to learn more  [Registration thru USA Hockey OPENING SOON] – Contact Debbie to reserve a space and for details. 


Have questions?  Would you like to register for these programs? Send e-mail to Jody at    Register early for these programs as space is limited.

Tryout Results for Squirts and PeeWees!

The Squirt and PeeWee teams have completed their tryouts. Click on the links below to go to the appropriate team page and see the results.



Service Hours 2013 - 2014

Service Hours

Service Hours

2015 Annual Meeting and Board Elections

The RFYHA Board of Directors is pleased to announce our annual meeting will be held on March 31st at 6PM in the Mezzanine at Wildcat Centre Arena.  At this meeting we will review the associations progress throughout the year, take member question, and elect 4 board members.  All association members are encouraged to attend.  Board candidate biographies and letters of interest are included below.

Michael Lien

Michael Lien

Board Member & Capital Campaign Coordinator (Board Term Expires Apr 2015)

Phone: (c) 715-781-5051

U10 State Tournament

The Wildcat Centre is hosting the girls 10U state tournament this weekend, March 14-15th. You can find more information on the WAHA State Tournament here.

Learn to Skate

Click the document below and here to register and learn more about the 2015 Learn to Skate program!

Dodgeball Tournament

When: June 6, 2015 (Registration Due By May 29th)
Where: Wildcat Centre Arena - River Falls
Contact: Margie Wilson 303-829-0460, 

Click Here to view the event flyer for details.
Click Here to download the team and individual registration forms.

  • Team captains must submit the Team registration form by May 29th.
  • Each team member must complete and submit the individual registration portion of the form prior to the event.

River Falls Gun Show

Buy - Sell - Trade

April 10th and 11th              Wildcat Centre Arena
Friday 3-8 Saturday 8-4                               861 Cemetery Road
Admission $5, ages 12 and under free         River Falls, WI 54022

Featuring modern and antique firearms, ammo, knives, optics, archery, hunting and fishing related items, airsoft, military surplus and much more...  Click here for more information.

Win a .243 Marlin Bolt Action Rifle!


RF Girl Scout Completes Gold Award at Wildcat Centre

Some new landscaping

Cassandra Laidlaw, a local Girl Scout, has completed her Gold Award at the Wildcat Centre! The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Cassandra worked very hard with a good group of volunteers to give the Wildcat Centre a much needed tune up.

Click here to see some before and after pictures of the project.

Click here to find out more information about the Girl Scouts!

2015 Mite Program

Click the document below to learn more about the 2015 Mite program.

COD - Advanced Warfare LAN party



2015/16 - New Skater Information/Registration

These programs are available to choose from for ANY FIRST YEAR SKATER.
Open to ALL kids in the School Districts of River Falls, Ellsworth and Prescott.

7 FREE Learn to Skate Lessons
ALL equipment provided to use at NO COST


All first Year BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-8 (Born 2007 -
2011) who haven't skated in prior Learn to Skate or
Mites before are eligible to participate.

Starts Oct 28th 2015 - Ends Nov 18th 2015
Wednesdays 5:45pm & Sundays 5:00pm

(First 30 boys & first 30 girls guaranteed a spot and free equipment use)

If your child would like to continue skating after LTS,
they may enter the Mite Program.


Questions? Contact:
Janell at
Starts Oct 2015 - Ends March 2016
Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesdays - Time TBD

All First Year BOYS & GIRLS AGES 4-8 are eligible
(Born 2007 - 2011)


2.Register with USA Hockey (pay fee if applicable)
3.Review the Concussion Fact Sheet
4.Complete the Concussion Acknowledge Form
5.Review RFYHA Policy Handbook
6.Attend Registration at the Wildcat Centre on SEPT
  16th, 6 PM - 8 PM. Bring Concussion form and USA
  Hockey registration confirmation.
Additional Programs
9+ Year Olds or Transfers
Programs are available for kids ages 9+ (Born in 2006
or are older) or transfers who move into the district.

Contact Jody at for details
Questions? Contact Janell at or Jody at

2015/16 - Returning Player Registration

WHEN: May 13th & Sept 16th, 2015, 6 pm - 8 pm
WHERE: Wildcat Centre
Questions: Contact Jody at
Click here for details

Squirt Tryout Results

Here are the lists for the Squirt A, B and C teams.

Squirt A Alphabetical

Austin Harer
Ayden Feely
Bennett Edelman
Bryce Stacy
Carson Stacy
Ethan Hull
Grady Nygaard
Ian Magnuson
Jayden Serene
Logan Kieren
Matt Marsollek
Rhett Rasmussen
Ryley Bettin
Teddy Norman
Tyler Wilson
Wyatt Tschida


Squirt B Alphabetical

Brodie Cummings
Ben Accola
Ben Johnson
Caden Johnson
Chase McQuade
Chris Bark
Cody Grundstrom
Derek Unger
Edan Laidlaw
Ethan Engler
Jacob Gilbertson
Mick Marlow
Sean Thomas
Travis Bennett
Tyler Sauer
Zac Cleveland

Links to the Various Cleaning Information - Including Schedules

·          Introduction to Housekeeping Responsibilities
·          Housekeeping Checklist
·          Task Quality Definitions
·          Cleaning Supplies
·          Arena Contact List
·          Schedule by Teams
·          November Schedule by Family
·          December Schedule by Family
·          January Schedule by Family
·          February Schedule by Family
·          March Schedule by Family

Facility Responsibilities

Facility Responsibilities


·         Introduction to Facility Responsibilities

·         Opening Wildcat Centre

·         Closing Wildcat Centre

·         Projects to be completed

·         Dehumidification Filter Change Procedure

·         Dehumidification Filter Change Log

·         Entrance Furnace Filter Change Procedure

·         Entrance Furnace Filter Change Log

·         Locker Room Furnace Filter Change Procedure

·         Locker Room Furnace Filter Change Log

·         Snow Removal


Sponsored by Helmer Dance

Helmer Dance

Visit Website

2701 Enloe
Hudson, WI 54016


For 30 years, our talented instructors have been dedicated to the art of dance.  We offer something for everyone, whether dancing competitively or simply for fun and recreation. We strive to expand each dancer's imagination, build self-esteem, promote self-discipline, and help establish a positive attitude toward teamwork and cooperation with others.


All FIRST YEAR boys and girls ages 4-8 living in the school districts of Ellsworth, Prescott and River Falls can register. 
Starts Nov 21st – Ends March 2016. 
We have an inventory of full hockey protective equipment for new kids to use (subject to availability). 
$100 sign up fee with a reduced fundraising and volunteer commitment
RSVP ASAP to reserve a spot and equipment by emailing
Nov. 18th 6PM – 7PM
River Falls Wildcat Arena
(861 Cemetery Road)

River Falls Squirt Ice Fest Tournament

FEBRUARY 27th-28th, 2016 (Wildcat Centre Arena)


Address:  861 Cemetery Rd, River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: (715) 426-5577

Board Elections Coming Soon

For those interested in running for board membership, please submit a bio to the following individuals:
Janell Rasmussen - RFYHA Secretary - 
Kevin Etherton - RFYHA Webmaster-




TIME: 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Enjoy an hour of crafts and on-ice skate time with other girls that enjoy hockey as much as you.

Please RSVP no later than Saturday, October 1, 2016, to Debbie Thomas at or 651-248-9529.

No skating experience required for this event. .


- Socks are $25 each
- 2 Styles
- Portion of the sales goes to RFYHA!

*Crew length

A portion of our sock sales goes
directly to RFYHA! Thank you for
supporting our skaters and our



**Money and order form due to Jana Walker or Shelly Thompson by Dec. 4, 2016**

Service/Volunteer Hour Requirements

A.     Service Hour Requirement

1.     Regular Service Hours

RFYHA is a 100% volunteer organization. Because of this all members are required to help support the activities of the association by working a certain number of service hours. 

a.         Each family is required to work a minimum of 60 service hours.

b.         Families with more than one skater are required to work an additional 10 service hours per skater.  

c.         Families with a Mite as the oldest skater will have their service hour requirement reduced to 25 hours. 

D.         Families with a skater moving to Mites from Learn to Skate as the oldest skater have a service hour requirement of 15 hours.

2.     Tournament Service Hours

a.         A minimum of 45 service hours must be considered “tournament hours”.  Tournament hours include high school games and sanctioned tournaments (invitational, regional or state tournaments) hosted at Wildcat Centre. 

b.         Families of Mite skaters must complete a minimum of 15 “tournament hours”. 

c.         Each team will be required to staff the tournament at their level or provide workers if we do not sponsor a tournament at their level.  It is the member’s responsibility to arrange for a substitute if the member is unable to work the assigned shifts. 

d.         The tournament schedule will be posted at the Wildcat Centre and also on the River Falls Youth Hockey website.   

3.     Service Hours Policies

a.         Service hours are not received when working as an “off-ice official (i.e. penalty box, score board operator or announcer) at your child’s home games. 

b.         Workers must be at least age 18 to work at high school games.  In addition, workers must be at least age 18 to work the clock, scorekeeping and the penalty box for any level of game.

c.         A list of service hour options is provided at registration. For additional service hour ideas, please contact a board member.

d.         Members that do not satisfy the service hours will be assessed a fee of $25 per hour not worked.

e.         You will be required to sign in at the time that you perform your service hours. 

f.          Service hours may not be carried into the next year. 

g.         You may not gift hours to other members unless approved by the service hour’s coordinator.