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3 Things You Need To Know About First Step Quickness

The hardest part of my job is educating parents and coaches by having them understand the facts and myths about off-ice development.  Most of all understanding that it’s a long-term […]

HEROS Launches Surrey Program!

It is hard to find the right words to describe the feeling inside of the Sport Chek this past Monday in Surrey, BC.  HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) expanded […]

Aviva Community Fund: Vote For HEROS

HEROS has the great opportunity of being one of the organizations in the running in the Aviva Community Fundraising competition.  Our hockey program for marginalized youth across the country needs YOUR […]

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 […]

It’s Fine! They Won’t Hurt Themselves…

Is resistance training safe for young athletes, specifically minor hockey players? Yes, it is absolutely safe as long as the trainer is qualified and experience to instruct such a program […]

Why a Hockey Player Needs Summer Camp: The Math

Let’s look at some numbers.  A typical recreation player during a season gets 1 practice per week.  A season runs September to end of February with a short break in December.  […]

Aeroplan Member Donation Program supporting our HEROS

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) has teamed up with the Aeroplan Member Donation Program as a great way for our supporters to contribute to the HEROS program. The Aeroplan member […]

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 Power Of Sport Can Change The World

In May 2013 I had the privilege of hearing Clara Hughes, one of the greatest Canadian Olympians, speak at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Olympic Excellence Series. Hughes is one of […]

HEROS in Ireland

Martina Byrne is a Youth Development Officer with Finglas Youth Service, in the Republic of Ireland. Finglas is one of the most marginalized and socially deprived areas of Dublin. Her […]

Becoming A Leader of Tomorrow

November can easily be the most stressful and physically draining months of the season requiring a brotherhood amongst the team that motivates players to play at their fullest potential. Having a group of players that are motivated and ready to make the necessary steps to achieve the next level is essential in a team’s development.

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 […]