Initiation Program 2023-2024
Programs will begin early October and end March 4, 2024.
The Initiation Program is Hockey Canada’s premiere "Learn to Play" program and is the foundation of skill development in Minor Hockey.
The program is designed for players 4, 5, 6 and 7 years of age and clearly lays out how to get them started in hockey. Learning basic fundamentals they will have fun and develop confidence. The program consists of four phases of instruction, designed for any entry-level hockey player, helping introduce the skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting in a fun and age appropriate progressive manner.
Benefits of the Hockey Canada Initiation Program
- More puck touches
- Age appropriate skills development
- Fun for all participants
- Maximum ice usage with more time on ice for players
- Increased competition for all players
Initiation U6-U8 Hockey Canada Overview
AGE DIVISIONS - Based on birth year as of December 31, 2023
|Full payment for all Initiation Divisions
||$475. Early Bird Fee | $60. Late Fee applies after July 15, 2023
(for registration in the office)
|$237.50 upon registration | $237.50 Sept 15, 2023 post-dated cheque ONLY
*Fees are all inclusive
The third and subsequent child registered in one family receives a $200.00 discount
BLOMHA operates out of six arenas across Burlington including:
You will receive the season schedule before the season begins. Practices and games may be at different arenas throughout the season.
- Aldershot Arena
- Appleby Ice Centre
- Central Arena
- Nelson Arena
- Mountainside Arena
- Mainway Arena
Example of monthly schedule for the entire season. Their maybe periods of time where teams will be on the ice Saturdays & Sundays most weekends. However due to other ice users having special events, breakdown of equipment at facilities and weather some weekends teams maybe get on the ice once.
Number of sessions/games/practices
||Saturday and Sunday
||Saturday OR Sunday
||Saturday & Sunday
||Saturday OR Sunday
Please note that these age groups play on half-ice (share the rink with another group).
Our Initiation Program is generously sponsored by: