Introduce your son or daughter to Canada’s favorite game, in a fun, supportive environment under the watchful eye of our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs instructors.

The Intro 2 Hockey program is designed to teach fundamental hockey skills to your son or daughter, in order to ensure they are ready for their first year of hockey. Each player will receive instruction that will increase their confidence on the ice and familiarize them with all aspects of the game. Our lesson plans are designed to be FUN for all participants and feature great instructor-to-participant ratios in order to ensure proper support for all players!

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same basic program outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same basic course outline.

Please note that students enrolled in the Intro 2 Hockey program are expected to meet minimum skill and ability requirements. Participants MUST be able to stand and propel themselves around the ice as well as be able to fall and get back up to a standing position without assistance.

Key Details

  • Ages 4+ (3 year olds are also eligible, subject to review of skating abilities)
  • Full equipment required
  • Cost: $270 (Six-week session: $200)
  • Sparty Learn 2 Skate graduates younger than 4 years old are eligible to register if minimum skating requirements are met (subject to review) 

Program Dates and Times

FALL 2019

BELL SENSPLEX

SESSION 1

  • Wednesday, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
    • Intro – 5:15 PM

SESSION 2

  • Tuesday, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10
    • Intro 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday, October 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
    • Intro – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
  • Monday, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9
    • Intro – 5:15 PM

WINTER 2020

BELL SENSPLEX
  • Tuesday January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3 – Coming soon! 
    • Intro – 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 4 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, there will be no session February 19th.
    • Intro – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX
  • Monday, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, there will be no session February 17th. Happy Family Day!
    • Intro – 5:15 PM

SPRING 2020

BELL SENSPLEX

SESSION 1

  • Monday, March 23, 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, *19 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, due to Victoria Day the session on May 18th is moved to Tuesday, May 19th.
    • Intro – 4:00 PM (*Note, March 23 & 30 session will run at 4:15 PM)

SESSION 2

  • Monday, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Coming soon!
    • Intro – 5:00 PM

OR

  • Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Coming soon!
    • Intro – 5:15 PM
RICHCRAFT SENSPLEX

SESSION 1

  • Monday, March 23, 30, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 – Coming soon!
  • Please note, there will be no session April 6th, 13th or May 18.
    • Intro – 5:15 PM

SESSION 2

  • Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • Intro – 5:15 PM

Miscellaneous Information

INTRO 2 HOCKEY CURRICULUM

WeeksSkatingPuck Skills
1Hockey stance, balance, hand positioning & knee flexionStationary puck handling & control
2Edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), skating technique & stoppingStationary shooting
3Backwards stride, turns, balance & stoppingStationary passing, puck control in a crowd
4Tight turns, balance & stoppingOpen ice puck handling & control
5Backwards stride, edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), tight turnsPuck control with turns
6Edge control, backwards stride & stoppingCreativity & awareness with pucks
7Tight turns, backwards stride & stoppingCreativity & dekes
8Review of all skillsReview of all skills

AGES

  • Open to skaters ages 4 or older 
  • 3 year olds are also eligible, subject to review of skating abilities

EQUIPMENT

All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA-approved helmet (with cage), neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, jock or jill, shin pads, hockey gloves and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.

INFORMATION:

Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Registration Link: Click here to register for the Intro 2 Hockey Program!