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Welcome to the home of the Appleton AVALANCHE and The Fox River Freeze!

The Appleton Area Hockey Association (AAHA) is committed to developing competitive youth hockey in the Appleton, Wisconsin area while teaching our skaters the value of winning ... and losing ... with grace and dignity. Our aim is to increase our skaters' enjoyment of the game of hockey, advance their skills, and to help develop their character.  AAHA offers both a youth (coed) hockey program called the Appleton Avalanche and a girls hockey program called the Fox River Freeze.

AAHA is a Division 1 member association of the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA, Region 3). Skaters interested in joining AAHA must reside within the boundaries of the public school districts of Appleton, Hilbert, Kaukauna, Kimberly, or Little Chute to register and join AAHA.  If you reside in another city or school district you must register with the appropriate association such as Fox Valley, De Pere, Green Bay, Waupaca or Shawano.

Some areas are "unassigned" and may not fall into specific boundaries.  If you are unsure whether or not you can join AAHA, contact our member services group.

Election Results

The following members were elected to AAHA's Board of Directors.  They will serve a 3 year term starting on April 1, 2019.

Sara Janssen

Greg Muller

Jon Otto

XLR8 Off Ice Training

XLR8 will provide off-ice training for Squirt/PeeWee/Bantam players during the season.   Players should wear comfortable work-out clothes and comfortable tennis shoes.  Players should also bring their stick and gloves to every session.

AAHA encourages players to sign up for sessions with XLR8 in the off-season too!

What It Means to Be "Coachable"

Coaches and parents need to help kids learn how to be great!  The article below is a great read to get ready for the start of the season.

Doing Some Shopping?

Sure you are! You deserve nice things! And doing it online is so wonderful - you can do it in your pajamas!

Please consider using the Amazon Smile program to contribute a percentage of the purchase cost from nearly every Amazon purchase you make to AAHA - at ZERO additional cost to you! (Unlike, say, when you vote and they ask you if you want to donate an extra three bucks to some shady election fund - NO SIREE, that's not how Amazon is taking care of us!)

We thank you for your support!

Important Dates

imPACT Concussion Testing Information

Recommended for players at the Squirt/U10 level and higher.  

Testing has been approved for ages 5-59.  Families of younger players can also choose to have their player(s) tested. 

Contact your pediatrician or family physician for guidance or a referral.  

Volunteers - Thank you!

AAHA is a volunteer run organization - we all play a huge part in making it successful.  Anyone with regular contact with players must complete USA Hockey's SafeSport program as well as pass a background screen.   Team Managers, Board Members, and Locker Room Monitors MUST complete the volunteer registration each season!

Coaches must complete AAHA's Coach Registration annually.  


Board Members, Team Managers, and Locker Room Monitors MUST complete the following 4 steps:

COACHES - You must complete the coach registration - click HERE.

1. Register with USA Hockey as an ice manager/volunteer.  This is free.

2. Complete your SafeSport training and save a copy of your completion certificate on your computer.  You will need to upload this certificate to AAHA's volunteer registration.  SafeSport training is good for two seasons.  Training that was completed on or after September 1, 2017 is still good for this season.  Any training that was completed prior to September 1, 2017 will need to be repeated.  

This training is free but it can take anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete.  There are three modules that must be completed before your completion certificate can be saved.

3. Complete your background screen application.  Background screens are good for two seasons.  Please contact Amy at if you are not sure whether or not you require a screen this season.  The cost of the background screen has gone up to $20 this season.  Reimbursement can be requested.

4. Register as a volunteer with AAHA.  This is the last step and the most pulls all of the work together that you've done so far so we can make sure our kids stay safe!

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