• Let Them Dream

    Let Them Dream

    Rule #5 Don’t live through your hockey player. Try not to re-live your athletic life through your child. You fumbled too. You lost as well as

  • The Scholarship of a Lifetime

    The Scholarship of a Lifetime

    “Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed in life,” Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) Participant Nick McCurdy wrote to begin his Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

  • The Happy Warrior

    The Happy Warrior

    Rule # 4 Teach them to enjoy the thrill of competition and sharpen their skills. Don’t say “winning doesn’t count” because it does. Instead, help

  • Who’s in charge?

    Who’s in charge?

    If you enjoy a healthy involvement in the athletic life of your children you will naturally want to discuss their games and events and they

  • It’s All About Balance

    It’s All About Balance

    Some kids will thrive on the challenge of advancing in hockey. For others, warming the bench on a higher division could shatter their confidence.

  • Olympic Hockey Top Ten

    Olympic Hockey Top Ten

    The Sochi Olympics brought back some great hockey memories and added a few new ones as well. So as a tribute to the many inspiring

  • Under Pressure!

    Under Pressure!

    As the season begins to slowly come to a close, the focus level of my team has become increasingly better. My team understands that topnotch

  • Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    Love and Accept Your Young Athletes (Regardless of Performance)

    This is Percival's first rule because it underpins all of the rest. If we cannot assure our children that they are loved, that we support

Experimental Resolutions

Experimental Resolutions

I have nothing against goals and resolutions but I’ve stopped making them… well sort of.  I grew up with a fabulous father who is super goal oriented and who helped me frame the importance of setting out what you want the future to look like in order to achieve it, we’re all good up until [...]

January 7, 2014 Lynn Oucharek — Founder, O Vision Consulting On The Fly, Overtime 0

Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

Ten Rules for the Parents of Young Hockey Players

We’ve all seen them at the rink, or heard about them from other parents; we might even be one or have been one of them in the past. They yell at the players from the stands, besmirch the good name of the referee and loudly question the decisions of the coach. Some of them are [...]

December 31, 2013 Gary Mossman Special Feature, Ten Rules 0

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

‘Twas the Morning of Christmas —  <em>A One Million Skates Hockey Poem</em>

‘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 the mouse; The stockings were emptied by the chimney with care, In hopes that a shiny new puck could soon be found there;   The [...]

December 25, 2013 Staff Writer Special Feature 7

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

In 1980 the Cornwall Royals won the Memorial Cup, Canada's National Junior Championship. As a result of this victory, the team got to represent Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Fussen, Germany, the following Christmas. [...]

December 24, 2013 Marc Crawford On The Fly, Overtime 0

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

The Power Of Sport Can Change The World

The Olympics are a special thing. Once every four years the world pauses to watch an event, which goes beyond the mere competition but shows the best of what nations and individuals have to offer. Not everyone can become an Olympian but like the Olympic motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius, sport can be a catalyst for [...]

December 10, 2013 Dan Church Road to Sochi, Special Feature 0

Giving the Gift of Hockey

Giving the Gift of Hockey

Well, the holiday season is upon us once again. At One Million Skates we are happy to be a part of a hockey family that includes our fantastic contributors, our leagues, and HEROS Hockey. This month, we’ll share stories of hockey and the holidays, celebrating with our families, with tips and tricks for staying organized [...]

December 1, 2013 Staff Writer Community, From The Editor 0