The SKA hockey team (St. Petersburg) was founded in 1946. It has participated in national championships of the high level since the season 1946-47 (1st USSR championship) except the seasons 1947-48 - 1949-50 and 1991-92.
The SKA team is:
- the two-times bronze medal winner of the USSR championships in 1971,1987;
- the semifinalist of the Youth Hockey League Cup - 1994;
- the finalist of the USSR Cup in 1968 and 1971;
- the five-times champion and the four-times winner of the Armed Forces Cup, the four-times winner of the Spengler Cup in 1970, 1971, 1977 and 2010.
The club has brought up the world champions and Olympic champions such as:
Aleksey Kasatonov, Nikolay Drozdetskiy, Aleksey Gusarov;
Yevgeniy Belosheikin, Svyatoslav Khalizov, Sergey Pushkov, Sergey Shendelev, Maksim Sushinskiy.
The SKA players Maksim Sushinskiy and Konstantin Gorovikov became World champions of 2008 in Canada.
Konstantin Gorovikov became a World champion of 2009 in Bern.
The great success at the international arena was achieved by the young players of the SKA club as well:
- the fifteen alumni of the SKA team became World champions among youth teams;
- the ten SKA alumni became the champions of Europe among juniors;
- the SKA team (founded in 1959) — the USSR champion among juniors in 1977.
Nowadays the SKA hockey club includes:
- the SKA team participating in the Kontinental Hockey League Championship – Open Hockey Championship of Russia;
- the team "SКА-1946" playing in the Youth Hockey League – Championship of Russia among youth teams.
In the season 2007-2008 — the SKA team got the sixth place in the Championship of Russia among the Super League teams (the best result for the last twenty years).
In the season 2009-2010 — the SKA team finished the regular championship in the Western Division and won the second place in the general table of the stage.
In the season 2013-2014 the SKA team finished 1st in the KHL regular championship and eventually won the bronze medal. The team was joined by world-star Ilya Kovalchuk who signed a 4-year contract with the club.