Altona Minor Hockey is excited to announce that we are offering a couple of new programs for the 2018-2019 Season

1) Learn & Develop Skating For Kids (ages 4 plus)

Altona Minor Hockey is launching a new program to teach young kids (ages 4 plus) to skate and transition from learning to playing hockey. The number of young kids playing has been growing so we are making a few changes to improve how we teach kids and develop their skating skills. We are excited to team up with the Altona Skating Club (CanSkate program) to offer improved options for kids learning to skate and kids developing their skating.  Following is an outline of the program options:

Learn to Skate (LTS)

For kids ages 4 plus who are still learning or want to learn the basics of skating.  This is designed to be a fun way to learn to skate without the need for equipment! You can sign up for 1 or 2 days per week. It is part of the CanSkate program with certified teachers and helpers on the ice with the kids.

  • Only a helmet & skates required.
  • If kids/parents want to move from LTS to Initiation (full equipment with pucks), let us know. AMH will assess in December (after Christmas break).
  • You can participate in both LTS and Initiation if you choose (we encourage this).
  • The decision to move players from LTS to Initiation will be based on the development of their skating skills and their commitment to attending.

Develop Your Skating (DYS)

For kids ages 4 plus who know how to skate but want to develop their skating a bit more. We really encourage those that are ages 4-6 (or older) to try this. It is run with the CanSkate program. You can sign up for 1 or 2 days per week.

  • For parents/kids that want extra practice skating (only helmet & skates required)
  • You can register for this and Initiation/Novice at the same time.
  • Registration fee for DYS is in addition to fee for Initiation or Novice.

Initiation Group

This for kids that have the ability to skate the length of the ice forward, skate the width of the ice backward and can get up on their own. Kids are on the ice twice a week (both in Altona). They need full equipment and start developing skills with pucks. They will play some exhibition games and a tournament as well. We encourage kids to join the DYS option even if playing Initiation.

2) Hockey Night in Altona 

Altona Minor Hockey is introducing Player Development Skill Night every Tuesday throughout the entire season. This is one of the two regular practice slots for these age groups.

Ice Schedule

  • 4:15 – 5:15 pm Initiation
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm Novice (both teams)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 pm Atom (both teams)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 pm Peewee (both teams)

Off Ice Training (to be confirmed)

Off ice training is optional and will take place upstairs at the MEC from October 9-December 11

  • 7:45 – 8:15 pm Atom
  • 8:45—9:15 pm Peewee

Program Details

  • 30 minutes of power-skating with certified instructor.
  • 30 minutes of skill stations with all coaches from the age group on the ice.
  • Skill Stations are designed to develop Hockey Canada Age Specific Core Skills.
  • Members from the W.C. Miller High School Hockey Canada Skills Academy will also assist at the skill stations.
  • Optional off-ice training for Atom and Peewee players is dependent on parent interest. AMH will contact parents of these kids to get feedback on this option.

Registration/Information night: 

If you have any questions please email altonaminorhockey@gmail.com

Category Year of Birth Registration Fee
LTS & DYS – 1 day/week 4+ years of age $125
LTS & DYS – 2 days/week 4+ years of age $225
Initiation – 2 days/week 2012, 2013 * $225
Novice 2010, 2011 $525
Atom 2008, 2009 $550
Pee Wee 2006, 2007 $575
Bantam/Bantam Female 2004, 2005 $600
Midget 2001, 2002, 2003 $625
Girls League (add on) Novice, Atom, and Pee Wee $150

* Initiation – full hockey equipment. Players needs to have ability to skate forward (length of ice), backward (width of ice), and stop. If they cannot do this, we want to start them in the Learn to Skate program (read details outlined above). 

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