The Chinese Taipei Skating Association was founded in 1980. Two years later, in 1982, the first national championship took place. In 1983, Chinese Taipei became a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
The debut of the Chinese Taipei National Team took place in 1987, in Perth, Australia, when the team played at the "D" Pool World Championships. The results with Chinese Taipei didn't count in the final standing. The National Team tied 2-2 with Hong Kong in its first official game on March 13, 1987.