New Hockey Players

Hockey 1

Welcome to our Hockey 1 Program

This program is for boys and girls who will be four or five years old on December 31st.
We look forward to having your son or daughter participate in our Hockey 1 program.
The program will include three one-hour ice times per week. Your child does not have to attend every session. If you want to come once or twice a week, that is absolutely fine.
Our schedules for the 2018/19 season will be as follows:

Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Forum Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Friday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Gardens Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Saturday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Forum Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Forum Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Friday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Gardens Rink, Richmond Ice Centre
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Gardens Rink, Richmond Ice Centre  

Registration is on-going, throughout the season.

The cost to register for Hockey 1 will be $249.00
There will also be a small cost (about $25) to participate in a tournament early in 2019.
If you have questions about the program, please contact Carolyn Hart by phone (604 618 9597) or by email

When you are ready to register, please contact Tina O'Connor by phone (604 454 4494) or by email

There will be ice cancellations during the season. This is normal and it is factored into the price that you paid. Richmond Arenas takes away our ice when there are large events, including tournaments at Richmond Ice Centre. For example, we probably will not have our ice sessions on Thanksgiving weekend and you definitely will not have ice sessions over the Winter Break. We will let you know about these cancellations as we get closer to them.  
Children must wear full equipment to every session.  If you want to borrow equipment from us, we will help you with that in early September.

Hockey 1 participants often dress at home and arrive already dressed at the rink. 
We recommend that you label all equipment with your child's name and we also suggest that you put your child's name on his/her helmet so that our coaches can easily get to know your child's name.

Once your child is wearing skates, please remind him/her to stay on rubber flooring so the skates remain sharp and undamaged.

Please bring a water bottle (with straw) to every session. Label it with your child's name.


It is important to remember that minor hockey is a community-based sport that relies on volunteers.

On-ice parent helpers are very welcome in Hockey 1 so, if you would like to help on the ice and if you know how to skate, please let us know.  On-ice helpers must wear hockey helmets at all times.
We would like to have one or two parents help us off the ice as Hockey 1 Managers. If you would be willing to help with this, please let us know. A manager might help with things like organising snacks for the children or communicating information to our families or arranging a social get together during the season.
We will need a couple of Safety People for Hockey 1.  If you will be attending the ice sessions with your child and would be willing to help with this, please let us know. This is not a difficult job, however, you will have to complete an online program that will take you a couple of hours.

Thank you to these generous sponsors!



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