Classes are almost a wrap for the 2023-2024! Please check back in the fall for details about the 2024-2025 season.


  • U of R Cougars

Designed for children who want to take their skating and skills to the next level!   Participants will learn new skills and drills in an environment that fosters sportsmanship, teamwork and most of all fun.

This 18-week program offers challenging drills and technical instruction for Hockey Players participating in Minor Hockey Levels Novice (7-8 yrs) to Pee Wee (9-12 yrs). This year we will be combining the age groups and splitting up by skill level as necessary on the ice.

Small class sizes, great instructor and hard work will help you improve your game!

Instruction will emphasize 2 specific skills sets:

  1. Hockey Skills Development: passing & receiving, puck control, shooting, checking, systems position and conditioning.
  2. Skating Development: Balance, stride, acceleration, starting and stopping, foot position, turning, pivoting, transition, edge control and backwards skating


This program is designed for kids with some hockey experience.

  • Completion of any Learn to Skate or equivalent level is an asset.
  • Participant must be able to move forward by gliding/skating and balance should be satisfactory.
  • Participant should be able to skate backwards and turn comfortably
  • Full Hockey Gear is required including stick.
  • Please bring a water bottle

Program Information:

  • Location: Optimist Arena (222 Sunset Dr.)
  • Dates: Oct 17-Dec 12, 2023; Jan 9-Mar 5, 2024
  • Times: (7-8 yrs) 6-7 p.m.; (9-12 yrs) 7-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $325
  • Registration: classes full 2023-24

For more information contact

Is there Financial help available?

Yes, if needed, through Kidsport, visit: Kidsport, or call 306-780-9318


Photo Credit: Hans Rosemond Photography