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Why Officials Quit

Attrition rates for youth sport refs and umpires is too high! Recently, I came across some statistics about hockey officials’ attrition rate in Canada.  Did you know that there are […]

How to Build Incredible Confidence for Young Hockey Players

You’re going to want to read this one because I believe it is critical to understand the mind-set of young hockey players. Believe it or not, we all share the […]

How to be a Great Team Parent

Tips For Parent Conduct, Team Trip Organization, and Communication. Youth sports programs often can only run with the help of parent volunteers. Whether your role on the team is crucial […]

Helping Kids Reach Goals

This article is originally published here. What gets lost with many goals, is that teamwork made them happen. With the encouragement of Constable Sue Crawford from the bench, 11-year-old Myrina took […]

A Tribute to Hockey Parents by Blake Orban

Whether you are an elite professional hockey player or someone who plays shinny once a week for fun, we all have one thing in common: a love for the game. […]

Exclusive Q&A With Renowned Skating Coach Barb Aidelbaum

Barb Aidelbaum is a devoted member of the HEROS family, as a co-founder and part of the HEROS Board of Directors.  Her dedication to not only coaching but to every student she’s […]

5 Things You Should Know About Nutrition For Hockey

One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is if I can talk to their child about nutrition. Every team and player I work with gets educated […]

Become Your Own Slump-Buster!

All of us get into a slump once in awhile. Follow these strategies to help get yourself out of it.

Happy Halloween

 A very happy halloween readers!     Hockey Fans, Check out these pumpkin stencils carve your favourite hockey image! Send your pictures to info@onemillionskates.com for your chance to win a prize! […]

‘Twas the Morning of Christmas — One Million Skates Hockey Poem

‘TWAS THE MORNING OF CHRISTMAS A One Million Skates Hockey Poem By Christie Judson ‘Twas the morning of Christmas, when all through the house every hockey lover was stirring, even […]

Ringing the TSX bell for charity

Wed, Dec 3, 2014 – Terron Falk from CIBC joins Sonia Sunger to talk about the 30th annual CIBC Miracle Day where employees are asked to donate their fees and […]

The MacGyver Way: Using What You Have

A few weeks back, I asked a group of 17-year-old boys I was doing a career workshop with if they knew who MacGyver was. Thankfully, most of them did, which […]