Intro to Hockey - Information for Families

Welcome to Intro to Hockey

Intro to Hockey Head Coach: Glenn Wheeler, RMHA Director of Development 

Intro to Hockey Director: Tony Badenhorst (Email:

Our 2017/18 Intro to Hockey ice times:

Sunday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Richmond Ice Centre, Gardens Rink

Tuesday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Richmond Ice Centre Forum Rink

Friday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Richmond Ice Centre, Gardens Rink 

Your child will also be invited to attend a Player Development session inc place of one Development session.  We post our full Player Development Schedule here.

Hockey 2 Development (players born in 2011 or earlier) - Wednesday 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Richmond Ice Centre, Garage Rink

Hockey 3 Development (players born in 2010 or earlier) - Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Richmond Ice Centre Gardens Rink

Please read carefully, these are important items to note:

On-ice parent helpers are very welcome in Intro to Hockey so, if you would like to help on the ice and if you know how to skate, please let us know.  On ice helpers must wear hockey helmets at all times.
We would like to have one or two parents help us off the ice as Intro to Hockey Managers. If you would be willing to help with this, please let us know. A manager might help with things like organising snacks for the children or communicating information to our families or arranging a social get together during the season.
We will need a couple of Safety People for Intro to Hockey.  If you will be attending the ice sessions with your child and would be willing to help with this, please let us know. This is not a difficult job, however, you will have to complete an online program that will take you a couple of hours.
Your child does not have to attend every session. If you want to come once or twice times a week, that is absolutely fine.
There will be ice cancellations during the season. This is normal and it is factored into the price that you paid. Richmond Arenas takes away our ice when there are large events, including tournaments. For example, we probably will not have our ice sessions on Thanksgiving weekend and you definitely will not have ice sessions over the Winter Break. We will let you know about these cancellations as we get closer to them.  
We will be assessing all of the children throughout the program and, if some of the children are ready, they will be invited to move to hockey teams.  We will not do this unless you agree.
Children must wear full equipment to every session.  See equipment list below. If you want to borrow equipment from us, we will help you with that in early September.

Younger participants often dress at home and arrive already dressed at the rink.

Once your child is wearing skates, please remind him/her to stay on rubber flooring so the skates remain sharp and undamaged.
We are still accepting registrations for Intro to Hockey. If you have a friend who would like to register, please ask them to call or email us.  Our registration phone number is 778 859 9383

Link to Equipment Checklist

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