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Will the skates stay sharp this summer?

Will the skates stay sharp this summer?
June 19, 2012 No Comments »

The NHL has finally wrapped another season (congratulations to the L.A. Kings), but a new hockey season is only a few months away. Canada’s love for hockey is year round, but should your child be participating in summer hockey? (Read ... Read More »

How to outplay a bully

How to outplay a bully
May 30, 2012 2 Comments »

This book shares ideas about attitude, sportsmanship and teamwork Read More »

Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players

Well-rounded athletes make the best hockey players
April 17, 2012 1 Comment »

The best junior hockey players on the planet have gathered in Edmonton and Calgary to compete for the 2012 World Championships. Canadian players are rated at the top of this elite group. It may surprise you to learn that as ... Read More »

Confessions of a hockey dad: Spring hockey

Confessions of a hockey dad: Spring hockey
April 17, 2012 No Comments »

A father comes to a difficult decision about extending the hockey season Read More »

Could I become a hockey mom?

Could I become a hockey mom?
April 17, 2012 2 Comments »

Non-sporty mom Sara Smeaton ponders our national game Read More »

Are complete athletes the best hockey players?

Are complete athletes the best hockey players?
March 29, 2012 No Comments »

In our January 2012 newsletter we featured a story about the Canadian National Junior team as they prepared for the 2012 Hockey World Championship. During breaks in practice, we asked the players about their athletic background. Many of them told us they played a ... Read More »

Respect in hockey

Respect in hockey
March 29, 2012 1 Comment »

Regina parents who want their kids to play hockey next fall will have to complete a training course first. Parents in Alberta will also have to take the one hour, online program, called Respect in Sport. Respect in Sport is designed to give parents the tools ... Read More »

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?

Why doesn’t my child’s hockey league keep score or have playoffs?
March 26, 2012 No Comments »

Don’t confuse competition with results Children do not get involved in sports because they want to win. They play sports because they want to have fun, because they learn and master new skills and because they get to spend time ... Read More »

Calgary Flames support physical literacy study

Calgary Flames support physical literacy study
March 12, 2012 1 Comment »

A couple of years ago, if you had done a Google search on the words “physical literacy”, you wouldn’t have found much. Today, the same search delivers more than 42 million hits. Reflecting the increased awareness of physical literacy and its importance ... Read More »