When my son reached his teen years, he wanted to stop playing hockey. That was hard for me to accept—but now he participates in activities he really loves.
Three Canadian Olympians share their fondest childhood winter memories and what they loved about outdoor play as youngsters.
It’s hockey season! These are some of our most popular hockey articles that offer great tips and advice for parents.
Ball hockey is versatile, fun, affordable—what’s not to love? Here’s how you can help your kids give it a try.
What does the future hold for Canadian hockey? We dig into some positive—and concerning—trends in the sport.
Hockey player Mélodie Daoust shares her Olympic journey and offers tips for kids and parents who love the sport as much as she does.
For coaches, when it comes to helping young kids love sport and movement, the secret is making playing and practicing fun.
I often encourage my kids to try new things. When I was invited to join a women’s hockey team, I decided to take my own advice.
As her son returns to the rink, a hockey parent reflects on the sport’s importance to her family and the happy memories they’ve created around it.
By dialling down the pressure we put on young athletes, we can help them foster a love of sport and a desire to play simply because it’s fun.
With hockey’s abrupt end, coaches and minor hockey associations across Canada came up with creative ways to help their young athletes.
Girls across the country are lacing up their skates and cheering each other on as they learn hockey basics with Hockey Canada and Esso Fun Days.
One key indicator is showing confidence while attempting new activities
Throughout hockey’s evolution, every change in the game has fueled debates between the “old guard” and those who have pushed for changes.
The multi-sport event, organized by the International Olympic Committee, brings together top teenage athletes from around the world.
Even these elite athlete need a little help to make sure screen time doesn’t get in the way of getting enough sleep.
As parents and coaches, we must make youth sports fun for kids. Tim Hortons’ latest advertisement highlights this.
It’s important to understand how yelling in the stands might affect your child’s focus and his or her overall enjoyment of the game.
“Any questions?” This well-meaning phrase, when posed to a group of young female athletes, often results in 10 or more hands shooting up, and you as a coach end up standing there fielding questions like you’ve just entered your own personal press conference. You may be thinking to yourself, “Well that’s just how kids are.” … Continued
There is a lot of money in kids’ sports. In Canada alone, recent research suggests that youth sport has become an industry worth $8.7 billion per year. Unfortunately, amid this flow of dollars, and the sometimes astronomical cost for parents, many kids from lower-income homes are getting left on the sidelines. Enter Tim Adams with … Continued
Quebec made men’s hockey history at the Canada Games in Red Deer, winning gold against Ontario. Quebec’s last gold medal dated back to 1987. In the second week of the Games, the women’s team also made it to the final, winning silver after losing against the home team. Team Quebec’s performances can be attributed to … Continued
Fast is fast. And Kendall Coyne Schofield is certainly fast. Making history as the first woman to ever compete at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, Coyne Schofield demonstrated her speed and skating ability in the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater event. She placed seventh of eight skaters, which included event champion Connor McDavid, who edged her … Continued
Speed, skills, and fun are now the new normal
World Juniors is from December 26th to January 5th