Intro 2 Hockey

Introduce your son or daughter to Canada's favorite game, in a fun, supportive environment under the watchful eye of our best Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs instructors.

The Intro 2 Hockey program is designed to teach fundamental hockey skills to your son or daughter, in order to ensure they are ready for their first year of hockey. Each player will receive instruction that will increase their confidence on the ice and familiarize them with all aspects of the game. Our lesson plans are designed to be FUN for all participants and feature great instructor-to-participant ratios in order to ensure proper support for all players!

We believe that perfection and excellence comes through repetition and as such all subsequent sessions while following the same basic program outline and structure will focus on, with new drills and other small variations, the same basic course outline.

Please note that students enrolled in the Intro 2 Hockey program are expected to meet minimum skill and ability requirements. Participants MUST be able to stand and propel themselves around the ice as well as be able to fall and get back up to a standing position without assistance.

Key Details

  • Fall Session - October to December
    • Bell Sensplex: Mondays at 4:15 p.m.
    • Richraft Sensplex: Mondays at 5:15 p.m.
  • Ages 4+ (3 year olds are also eligible, subject to review of skating abilities)
  • Full equipment required
  • Cost: $259
  • Sparty Learn 2 Skate graduates younger than 4 years old are eligible to register if minimum skating requirements are met (subject to review)

Program Dates & Times

FALL 2017 

Bell Sensplex

Monday October 23, 20, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 - Click here to register now

4:15 p.m.

Richcraft Sensplex

Monday October 23, 20, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 - Click here to register now

5:15 p.m.


Miscellaneous Information

Intro 2 Hockey Curriculum

Weeks Skating Puck Skills
1 Hockey stance, balance, hand positioning & knee flexion Stationary puck handling & control
2 Edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), skating technique & stopping Stationary shooting
3 Backwards stride, turns, balance & stopping Stationary passing, puck control in a crowd
4 Tight turns, balance & stopping Open ice puck handling & control
5 Backwards stride, edges (Inside, outside, gliding edges), tight turns Puck control with turns
6 Edge control, backwards stride & stopping Creativity & awareness with pucks
7 Tight turns, backwards stride & stopping Creativity & dekes
8 Review of all skills Review of all skills


  • Open to skaters ages 4 or older 
  • 3 year olds are also eligible, subject to review of skating abilities


All of our hockey programs require full equipment to be provided by the parent/guardian. No child shall participate without: Hockey skates, CSA-approved helmet (with cage), neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, jock or jill, shin pads, hockey gloves and a hockey stick. Mouth guards are optional.


Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding schedule. E-mails with scheduling and general information go out one week prior to the start date.


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