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.

Learn to Skate - Group 1   Learn to Skate - Group 2
Saturday Sept 22 & 29   Saturday Sept 22 & 29
1:15-1:45pm   1:45-2:15pm
Canadian Athletic Club Arena   Canadian Athletic Club Arena
14640-142 St NW   14640-142 St NW
         
LAST NAME FIRST NAME   LAST NAME FIRST NAME
ATKINSON GRAYSON   AMES ABEL
BENKO FIONA   ATKINSON TAYLOR
DUFOUR MATTHEW   BATES-NANSON OLIVER
FRIESEN FINN   BEASLEY COOPER
GAULD CALVIN   BISHOP ROSALIE
GROTKOWSKI FINLEY   CASTILLO MIGUEL
GUTERSON BRAYDEN   COONS VERONIQUE
HERMAN MAXWELL   DUCHARME ELLA RAE
INKPEN JAXON   FRIESEN HALSTEN
LEUNG MADDEN   GAINER BENJAMIN
RASK CALEB   GEIGER LEVI
RENNICK BRAXTON   GLEBE XANDER
ROYLE MAVERICK   GORDON FREDRICK
      HAMMOND MICAIAH
      HARPE NICHOLAS
      ONISHENKO JUDE
         
         
Learn to Skate - Group 3   Learn to Skate - Group 4
Saturday Sept 22 & 29   Saturday Sept 22 & 29
2:30-3:00pm   3:00-3:30pm
Canadian Athletic Club Arena   Canadian Athletic Club Arena
14640-142 St NW   14640-142 St NW
         
LAST NAME FIRST NAME   LAST NAME FIRST NAME
HEIDECKER ALMA   ALUGAILI ALI
HOFFERT JULIAN   BARSNESS CARTER
HYDE ELLIOTT   CANTERBURY AUGIE
MCZWICK FERGUS   CONNELLY FITZGERALD
MELNYK CHARLIE   DOWELL BENNETT
MONTGOMERY MAVERICK   DUBORD PARKER
NIVEN FRANKLIN   DUBREUIL JAMES
PARTINGTON GEORGE   FERRIS OLIVER
SWEDBERG ANDREW   HARCOURT SARA
VAN WIEREN LIEVEN   HAWRYLUK GEMMA
WING JORDYN   JOYAL OWEN
WOSNACK JAMESON   KAPTY RILEY
SEMCHUK TYSON   KEATS CARSON
STASIUK DIERKS   LEUNG COLTON
WYTON ALEXANDER   MCCABE MADELEINE
SCHOENBERGER BECKETT   TENNEY LUKE
      PRICE JOSIE

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 4 year old's as of December 31.

Timbits Program (previously Initiation 2A)

This program has been split into two separate programs. The Timbits Program is for 5 and 6 years olds, 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 5 year old's as of December 31, or by ability/development level).

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 6 year old's as of December 31, or by ability/development level.

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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