Learn to Play Hockey


Come play hockey with us!  Our initiation program is designed for children ages four to six, and follows a progression based on Hockey Canada's Initiation Program.  

Our goals are to:

  • Give each player participant a sense of personal achievement.
  • Teach the basic skills required to play hockey.
  • Refine basic motor skills.
  • Introduce the concept of cooperative play and sportsmanship
  • HAVE FUN!

FREE Learn to Skate Sessions

The Hawks Athletic Club is pleased to announce that we have secured Tammy Coley and her Edges PSI coaches for Learn to Skate sessions for our Discovery & Jr Timbits players.  These will be a great opportunity for your new hockey player to try out skating in their new equipment.  FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT (& STICK) required!  

All sessions are will be held at the Canadian Athletic Club Arena, 14640 142 St NW.

Saturday Sept 23 

  • 8:00-9:00am (Discovery)
  • 9:15-10:15am (Jr Timbits)

Sunday Sept 24

  • 8:00-9:00am (Discovery)
  • 9:15-10:15am (Jr Timbits)

These sessions are open to all our registered Discovery and Jr Timbits players.

Discovery Program (previously Initiation 1A)

This program is for brand new skaters, learning to skate with hockey equipment and incorporating hockey skills throughout the season. This program will remain on the weekends with each session being 45 minutes long. For 2013 birth year (4 years of age).

Timbits Program (previously Initiation 2A)

This program has been split into two separate programs. The Timbits Program is for 2011 and 2012 birth years (5 and 6 years of age), but will also be dependent on skill level:

Junior Timbits

The Jr. Timbits program will be a 1 hour practice, once a week, on a Saturday or Sunday. There will be a Lead Instructor on the ice for practices, with several other coaches assisting. The Lead Instructor position will rotate between the "on ice coaches" and they will use Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum.  For 2012 birth year (5 year olds).

Senior Timbits

The Sr. Timbits program will be two - 1 hour ice times per week (1 practice and 1 game) to be held on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a Lead Instructor on the ice for practices, with several coaches assisting. The Lead Instructor position will rotate between the "on ice coaches" and they will use Hockey Canada's Initiation Program Curriculum. During the game session, there will be a game on each end of the rink, with the middle of the ice being used for active rest, drills the kids want to work on, and unstructured small games. For 2011 birth year (6 year olds).

FULL HOCKEY EQUIPMENT IS MANDATORY!

  • CLICK HERE for a list of the required equipment.
  • Initiation Starter kits can be purchased from almost every sporting goods store, as well as WalMart and Canadian Tire.  Items can be purchased new or used.
  • Jerseys will be provided by Hawks Athletic Club.
  • Please remember that your child's safety is due in part to the equipment that they wear.

COACHES NEEDED!

Parents are encouraged to coach or to be an assistant coach (Training will be provided).  See Coaching Resources for more details

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