One Million Skates (OMS) is the ultimate online resource for hockey families. OMS features inspiring stories of success, life skills through the sport of hockey, and practical resources to help players, their families, coaches and hockey communities access the information they need to fully experience the joy of hockey. OMS is rooted in a belief that every child should have the opportunity to play the great game of hockey. To that end, OMS is the home of HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society), an organization dedicated to teaching life lessons through hockey to at-risk, inner city youth. Read more...

The Key to “Real World” Organization

I remember the first time I saw a Martha Stewart magazine, pages of organized heaven all bound in one glossy magazine, I was in awe. I knew though, flipping through […]

Goals, Resolutions and Ultimate Success!

Setting goals not only helps young hockey players to stay focused, but also can be a strong life skill for achieving success in future endeavors. Coaches set goals for their team and it should be no different for parents and players.

Planning for Success

I have always been a huge believer and practitioner of the Stephen Covey habit “begin with the end in mind,” the premise being; know where you want to go and […]

Video: Winning Face-offs

There are many different strategies for winning face-offs. In any of these, body and stick positioning are very critical in maximizing stability and strength. Watching the referee’s hand is the key to timing the face-off as well. This simple short video gives just a few tips to increase your chance of winning a face-off. Good luck!

Spice Up Your Life!

As the holidays, often full of indulgences, wrap up and you start the New Year with a new set of resolutions or goals, motivation runs high and many Canadians start […]

Great Skating Makes a Difference

I sometimes wonder if skating experts, or “Power Skating” coaches don’t try to invent their own list of skating tip priorities as a marketing angle. If you search out some of the leading teachers online they all have certain points they emphasize, and a surprising number of them contradict each other.

Kids get big life lessons from the game of hockey

January 7, 2016 | Valerie Fortney | Calgary Herald He was a kid with few prospects, getting into trouble with the police as he flirted with gang life. He was […]

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 […]

The Books and The Boards

As an elite hockey player and a high school junior, I always have to consider how and why, when it comes to goal setting. My primary goal is to commit […]

An Arena Like No Other

I am a big fan of hockey rinks. I love big ones and I am fond of little ones. I dig the latest technology and luxuries that go into making […]

A Victory For All Of Us!

During my 15 year NHL career I had the privilege of participating in two Stanley Cup finals, winning one in 1986, and losing to Calgary in 1989. The feeling on the ice with the Cup was surreal…

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

‘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 […]