Recreational hockey lessons
Benefits of hockey lessons
- Build self-confidence
- Improve muscular strength, bone density, cardiovascular health and overall flexibility
- Enhance coordination, balance and body awareness
- Learn how to be a team player in a non-competitive supportive environment
- Make friends with a like-minded interest
- Learn a new lifelong activity
Types of hockey lessons
You can register online, in person at our Aquatic facilities, or by calling
403-268-3800 (option 1).
Spring & summer programs can be previewed on Mar. 9, 2023
Registration for spring & summer programs will begin Mar. 14, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. online (online waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.), at any City-operated Aquatic Recreation facility or Arts Centre during posted business hours, or by calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1) - 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Hockey - Introduction for Adults
An introduction to recreational hockey for adult skaters. Learn fundamental hockey skills such as passing, shooting and puck handling.
Ages: 16+ years
Prerequisite: Previous skating experience is required, ability to skate forwards, backwards and ability to stop. Previous hockey experience is not required.
Hockey - Recreational Level 1
An introduction to recreational and non-competitive hockey for your child. Learn fundamental hockey skills such as passing, shooting and puck handling.
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Prerequisite: Previous skating experience is required, ability to skate forwards, backwards and ability to stop.
About our hockey instructors
Our instructors have strong hockey backgrounds. Some may also hold certificates from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Hockey Certification and/or Nationally recognized HIGH FIVE Certification.
All our instructors hold current Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level “C” and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications.
What are hockey lessons like?
On the first day of classes, participants will be assessed on their abilities. This ensures their progress throughout the session is optimized.
Our instructors teach the sport of hockey through drills and non-competitive scrimmages that teach basic passing, shooting and puck handling skills.
Participants come with full gear and equipment to ensure the experience is safe for all.
Specific viewing areas are provided for parents to watch while lesson is in progress.
We recommend you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to lesson start time to be dressed and prepared for the lesson.
Full gear is required for hockey lessons including:
- Hockey helmet - helmet must be Canadian Safety Association (CSA) approved. Hockey helmet with full face cage is recommended. Bicycle helmets are NOT permitted
- Lace-up Hockey skates - Ensure skates are sharpened (new skates do not come sharpened). Skates with buckles are not recommended
- Mouth guard
- Neck protection/guard
- Shin guards
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Pelvic Protection
- Refer to participant skate & helmet recommendations found at calgary.ca/recreationforms under skating, and view our equipment videos for additional information on helmets, skates & Hockey equipment