U6-U8 Program Information (BLOMHA)

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Initiation Program

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, 2022

 Division Birth Year
 U6 2017-2018
 U7 2016
 U8 2015



ATTENTION REGISTRANTS: The season schedule will be available by September; this includes potential practice/game times, location, and more. Please visit website for any schedule updates before September. 

Full payment for all Initiation Divisions $475. Early Bird Fee | $50. Late Fee applies after July 18, 2022
Split Payments
(for registration in the office)
$237.50 upon registration | $237.50 Sept 15, 2022 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:
  • Aldershot Arena
  • Appleby Ice Centre
  • Central Arena
  • Nelson Arena
  • Mountainside Arena
  • Mainway Arena
You will receive the season schedule before the season begins. Practices and games may be at different arenas throughout the season. 


Example of monthly schedule for the entire season

 4 weeks

Number of sessions/games/practices


Week One on-ice twice Saturday and Sunday
Week Two on-ice once Saturday OR Sunday
Week Three on-ice twice Saturday & Sunday
Week Four on-ice once Saturday OR Sunday
Programs will begin in October and end in March 2023 (actual dates to be confirmed) Ice times will be Saturdays/Sundays with alternating schedules. One week teams will be on the ice Saturday and the following week Saturday & Sunday.
Please note that these age groups play on half-ice (share the rink with another group).

Our Initiation Program is generously sponsored by: