U7 INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMS

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Ages 3-6

Our Introductory Programs welcomes players to the game of hockey.  Players will gain an understanding of their edges on their skates, their flats, how to stop, how to control the puck, how to pass the puck.

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Learn to Skate

RINK Learn to Skate programs are Skate Canada Certified. Conducted in a fun, friendly environment, our Learn to Skate programs showcase a comprehensive series of balance, control & agility skills. The program follows a Skate Canada certified curriculum, with each session having a specific theme so players can be introduced to all the aspects of skating.

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Balance (Both Skates)
Forwards Shuffle
Backwards Shuffle

Learn to Skate 1 | Pre-CanSkate | Ages 3-5

Learn to Skate 1 (Pre-CanSkate) will operate on a small ice sheet condusive to learning in a comfortable enviroment. This program will remain geared towards skaters who are unfamiliar with any skating concepts or techniques.

  • First Time Skaters

  • Ran on Goalie Sheet | 8 Skaters

Learn to Skate 2 | CanSkate | Stages 1-6 | Ages 5-12

Learn to Skate 2 (CanSkate) will have a series of balance, control, and agility skills designed to prepare skaters for all ice sports requiring skates, as well as recreational skating.

  • Have Ability To Stand

  • Understanding of Edges, Balances, & Weight Transfer

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate | CanSkate | Stages 1-6 | Ages 13+

Adult/Teen Learn to Skate is dedicated to people wanting to learn skating as a life skill. It will be offered from the ages of 13 and older in which teens and adults alike can join. It will be recognized under the CanSkate Program from the stages of 1-6.

*Skaters are required to be registered with Skate Canada.  If you are not currently registered there is a 1x per year fee that applies to any programming you do. Please follow the link on your registration page to do so.

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Winter 2023-24 Adult/Teen Learn to Skate
November to March
Winter 2024 Learn to Skate 1
January to March
Winter 2024 Learn to Skate 2
January to March

U7 Introductory - Intro to Hockey

Our Intro to Hockey Program is designed to introduce the game of hockey in an enjoyable and safe environment. Players participate in full equipment and receive instructed skill training from one of our professional staff. Our focus is creating a foundation for good hockey basics; skating, puck handling, shooting and passing. Learning the basics correctly from an early age provides the solid foundation that all hockey fundamentals are based upon. 

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Single Leg Balance
Stopping
Puck Push While Skating
Stationary Passing

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Fall 2023
October to December
Winter 2023-24 Adult
November to March
Winter 2024
January to March

Skills to Game

The Skills to Game Program is tailored to focus on individual skills which are common in today's game, and then the opportunity to showcase these skills in game like situations. This program consists of a specific skill focus for 25 mins. followed by a scrimmage for 25 mins. The Skills to Game program will give players the chance to use their newly acquired skills in a scrimmage scenario right in the same session.

U5 On-Ice Mastery Keys

One foot balance in motion (Glide)
Understanding Edges
Proper stick grip
Puck Control – Pushing the puck end to end
Stationary passing

U7 On-Ice Mastery Keys

Moving Forwards & Backwards
Understanding Edges
Puck Control - Forehand, Backhand and Between Toes
Passing In Motion
Weight Shift Wrist Shot

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Location: RINK Training Centre

U5 Winter 2024
January to March
U7 Winter 2024
January to March

U7 Introductory - Hockey Development

The Hockey Development Program will help skaters continue to build on fundamental skills required to participate in hockey. This program offers continuous hockey education on hockey fundamentals through skating and skill development as well as competitive drills and games. Throughout the program, skaters will be challenged to expand their abilities in essential topics such as: edge control, stopping, puck control, passing in motion and backwards skating. The Hockey development program will teach both the tangible and intangible skills to fully prepare players for a team atmosphere and future RINK Programs.

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Moving Backwards
Stopping
Understanding Edges
Puck Control - FH/BH and Between Toes
Passing In Motion

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Fall 2023
October to December
Winter 2024
January to March

U7 Introductory - Skating & Skills

This program encompasses the best of what the RINK has to offer in a single program. Regardless of mastery level, Skating & Skills incorporates aspects of Power Skating, Shooting & Scoring, and Puck Control programs, giving players a taste of everything we specialize in.

The Skating and Skills Program is designed to develop great habits through the proper techniques. On-ice, skaters will focus on balance and body position for a variety of techniques. While mastering puck control, skaters will learn to give and receive passes both stationary and in-motion. This program focuses on a well-rounded approach to the skater’s skill development.

On-Ice Mastery Keys

Power Skating | Balance & Body Position for a Variety of Techniques
Shooting & Scoring | Ability to Give & Recieve Passes - Stationary & In-motion
Puck Control | Puck Control in Basic Positions

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Location: RINK Training Centre

Winter 2023-24
November to March

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