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: $140 for four (4) sessions, $350 for 10 sessions
  • Skill Level Requirements: Players must be able to stand up and move on their own to enter into this program

PROGRAMS DATES & TIMES

FALL 2021

BELL Sensplex (5 sessions available!)

Tuesday, September 14, 21, 28 & October 5 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Wednesday, September 15, 22, 29 & October 6 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Tuesday, October 12, 19, 25, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Wednesday, October 13, 20, 26, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Sunday, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

RICHCRAFT Sensplex (3 session available!)

Tuesday, September 14, 21, 28 & October 5 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Monday, October 4, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13 at 5:15 p.m.Click here to register!

Saturday, October 2, 9, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 18 at 1:15 p.m.Click here to register!

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

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.

RESPONSE TO COVID-19

As a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the Sensplex facilities have instituted specific COVID-19 protocols to be followed by all participants and spectators. Please click here to see a list of new protocols.

Refund Policy: Read our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

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