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...

How To Make A Healthier Sports Drink

Are you dehydrated? If your instinctive answer is no, are you sure? You may think thirst or a darker, more concentrated colour of urine are the only side effects of […]

World Junior Championships 2018 recap and highlights

World Junior Championships 2018 recap and highlights

Article originally posted here. It may not have been the golden goose rivalry rematch 2018 World Junior Championship organizers dreamt up a day earlier, but Canada vs. Sweden didn’t disappoint in Friday’s […]

9 Podcasts for Hockey Fans

Podcasts are all the rage these days. You can throw your headphones in and learn, laugh and ponder everything from technology news to business tips to real life murder mysteries… […]

Sven Scores for HEROS

Sven Baertschi has been an Ambassador for HEROS dating back to the start of his NHL career in Calgary, and more recently with the Vancouver Canucks. Sven has spent lots […]

5 things your hockey bill covers

Hockey is an expensive game, there’s no questioning that.  Ice time is expensive, travel is expensive, and equipment is expensive. But, hockey offers players so much more than ice time […]

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 […]