One Million Skates (OMS) is the home of HEROS and your go-to hockey resource. 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...

Help HEROS help more Canadian children

Voting has started for the Aviva Community Fundraising Grant and  HEROS needs your votes!! FUNDRAISING GOALS:To create a free ice hockey and off-ice mentoring support program for at risk youth in […]

hockey halloween costume inspiration

7 Hockey Halloween Costume Ideas!

BOO! It snuck up on us too, but Halloween is just around the corner!  Seeing as we are the go-to resource for all-things hockey here at OneMillionSkates.com, we thought it would […]

Understanding what makes your player tick

Understanding What Makes Your Player Tick

Have you ever struggled trying to get your player(s) to do the little things you know that can help them be successful? I’m not just talking about helping them be […]

HEROS Hockey receives $150,000 donation from Fraser Grain Terminal and...

Youth participating in the local Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) celebrated a win on September 18th  – the opportunity to continue playing hockey and to continue receiving leadership training […]

Hockey Players: Design your own summer training program!

School is out, kids are excited and families are enjoying summer. Whether you’re up at the lake, cabin, or just chilling in the back yard, I know you’re wondering what […]

True meaning of resilience

The true meaning of resiliency

The HEROS program (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) is an initiative that launched in Vancouver, Canada in 2000 and has since expanded across the country. HEROS has engaged over 7200 boys […]

Celebrating Canadians

Canada Day is a day for Canadians to plunk down on sidewalks and watch the parades.  It’s a day to acknowledge all those before us who have worked to give […]

Why Hockey Players Should Play More Than Just Hockey

With the start of summer approaching, and the weather getting warmer, I can’t help but want to get outside and go for a bicycle ride or rollerblade through a park. […]

From Mentee to Mentor: A HEROS Success Story

The HEROS program (Hockey Reaching Out Society) is an incredible cross-Canada initiative supporting youth in at-risk neighbourhoods, but it is about so much more than just hockey.  HEROS is about […]

Pre-Game Carbohydrates Improve Performance

Although I believe the degree to which proper nutrition can impact a hockey players physique and performance is currently under-respected and under utilized industry-wide in hockey right now – One […]

Healthy and Energetic Superfoods for Athletes

There are certain foods—fruits, vegetables and grains—that are like superheroes for your body. Chock full of nutrients, these superfoods offer incredible health benefits. Move over Superman, Wonder Woman and Hulk, […]

Willie O’Ree Weekend for HEROS

Four of our very own HEROS recently had the great opportunity of attending the Willie O’Ree Weekend in Philadelphia.  This was the 17th consecutive year that HEROS boys and girls […]