About Hockey Canada's Initiation Program


The Initiation Program is Hockey Canada's premier 'Learn to Play' program for beginning hockey and is the foundation of skill development for Hockey Edmonton.

Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children's first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It's a structured, learn-to-play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills, in a teaching station and cross-ice hockey format. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.

Benefits of the Initiation Program include:

  • FUN FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

  • AGE APPROPRIATE SKILL DEVELOPMENT

  • MORE PUCK TOUCHES

  • MAXIMUM ICE USAGE

  • INCREASED COMPETITION IN SMALLER SPACE FOR ALL PLAYERS

  • INCREASED PARTICIPATION

 

 

 

 

Initiation Program Resources

Hockey Canada LTPD - FUNDAMENTALS 1 | Initiation Program

Hockey Alberta LTPD - Initiation Program Parent Presentation

Charles University Prague - Station-based Practice Study

RAMP APP

You don't need to run home just to check the schedule, or get your stats and scores. Check out the new RAMP Mobile App for Apple and Android! COMING SOON!

RAMP Ads

Do you want to reach thousands of users across hundreds of Minor Sports Association websites? Advertising with RAMP has never been easier! Get in touch with us now to discuss your needs.