Intro to Hockey (Frontenac Minor Hockey)

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Welcome to Frontenac Minor Hockey.  This is an exciting time for parents as you introduce your children to skating and organized hockey.  Frontenac Minor Hockey has created a variety of programs that help make this introduction as fun, easy and flexible as possible.


Program #1- LEARN TO SKATE – The intent of learn to skate is to teach children how to skate. It is open to all ages. Hockey equipment is not required but is allowed. A helmet is mandatory. We will offer 2 separate Learn to Skate sessions which will run once a week on Saturday mornings. The first series of session will be on December 2nd ,9th ,16th, 23rd and the second series of sessions will be on January 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. This program is designed for families interested in getting their children confident on skates but not quite sure if they want to commit to playing hockey. Parents are encouraged to come on the ice with their children.  At any time during the program you can transfer to our Tyke/IP program at a pro-rated fee.


Program #2 – FIRST SHIFT – In partnership with the Frontenac Fury, we are pleased to offer the First Shift Program this year.  First Shift is an introduction to hockey. We will be hosting 2 sessions at 6 weeks each. The first session will be offered on Saturday mornings October 21st to November 25th and the second session will run February 3rd to March 10th 2018. You cannot do First Shift if you have already played organized hockey previously.  It is open to children from 6-10 years of age.  In addition to 6 organized practices, all players will be given a full set of hockey equipment.  This program is designed for families who want to introduce their kids to organized hockey, get them equipment, but are not ready to commit for our Tyke/IP hockey program.  At any time during the program you can transfer to our Tyke/IP program at a pro-rated fee.


Helmet Combo including Facemask
Shoulder & Elbow Pads
Neck Guard
Jersey, Pants, Socks
Shin Guards
Jock/Jill Under Protective Shorts (for boys & girls)
Gloves, Stick & Skates

Program Overview, Education
Introduction to on ice instructors
Expert Fit Session & Equipment Collection
6 Weeks, 1x/week, 1 hour
Consistent day and time
Focus on fun; precursor to ‘learn to skate’
1:4 Instructors: Participants Ratio
You can register here


Program #3 – INITIATION PROGRAM (IP) and TYKE – The intent of our Tyke/IP program is to introduce our children to organized hockey.  This is a great program where you will be amazed at the progress your kids make.  They will start barely being able to skate, and finish playing hockey!  The primary focus will be on skating, with puck handling and other hockey skills being introduced as kids progress.  The age categories are as follows:


IP – 4-6 years old  (2013-2011)

Tyke – 7 years old (2010)


Full equipment is required.  Kids will be organized by experience level.  There will generally be 2 practices a week running from end-September to early March.  Tyke and potentially some senior IP players will play organized full ice-games starting in January.  IP players will play some half ice games starting in January.  It is recommended that kids be able to stand up unassisted on skates before registering for Tyke/IP

To register for these program please CLICK HERE
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Tyke/IP Coordinator Jeff Peck at: [email protected]
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