Altona Minor Hockey (AMH) has programs for all ages. If you want to teach your child to skate or are ready to play hockey, we have programs for all levels.

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

AMH has partnered with Altona Skating Club (CanSkate program) to teach young kids (ages 4 plus) to skate and transition to playing hockey. This partnership focuses on teaching kids to core skating skills. Due to COVID-19 regulations for physical distancing this program is limited to kids that can currently skate and get up on their own. Any questions contact Altona Skating Club at altonaskatingclub@gmail.com .

Following is an outline of the program options:

Learn to Skate (LTS)

For kids ages 4 plus who are 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 U7 hockey (full equipment with pucks), let us know. AMH will assess in December (after Christmas break).
  • You can participate in both LTS and U7 hockey 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.
  • Monday & Thursdays from 4:15-5:00 PM (tentative times)

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 or Novice at the same time.
  • Registration fee for DYS is in addition to fee for Initiation or Novice.
  • Monday & Thursdays from 4:15-5:00 PM (tentative times)

U7 (Initiation) Group

This program focuses on having fun and teaching basic hockey skills. Prior to registering, your child should 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 play twice a week (both in Altona) and dress in full equipment. They will play some exhibition games and tournaments as well (Depending on COVID regulations). We encourage kids to join the DYS option even if playing Initiation.

2) Hockey Night in Altona 

In addition to standard weekly practice time Altona Minor Hockey has created a Player Development Skill Night every Tuesday throughout the season. This is one of the two regular practice slots for these age groups during the week.

Ice Schedule (tentative times)

  • 4:15 – 5:00 pm U7 (Initiation)
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm U9 (Novice)
  • 6:45 – 7:45 pm U11 (Atom)
  • 8:15 – 9:15 pm U13 (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.

Registration/Information night: 

  • September 14 at 7:00 pm in Altona Pioneer Centre we will host an info session for parents new to hockey. We will provide info specific to LTS, DYS, U7, and U9 programs
  • Payment information – for this year we ask that you mail in payment with a print-out of your registration info or etransfer payment. Please visit our website at altonaminorhockey.com/payment for more info
  • All parents and players must sign the Altona Minor Hockey Code of Conduct when they register.

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 * Altona Skating Club
LTS/DYS – 2 days/week 4+ years of age $225 * Altona Skating Club
U7 (Initiation) 2014-2016 $225
U9 (Novice) 2012, 2013 $525
U11 (Atom) 2010, 2011 $550
U13 (Peewee) 2008, 2009 $575
U15 Male (Bantam) 2006, 2007 $600
U15 Female (Bantam) 2006, 2007 $600
U18 (Midget) 2003-2005 $625
Girls League (add on) U9 / U11 / U13 $175

* Cheques for LTS and DYS programs should be made out to Altona Skating Club. All other programs please make cheques out to Altona Minor Hockey

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