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...

The World’s Most Beautiful Outdoor Rinks

One of the most thrilling feelings is skating on outdoor ice.  If you love to skate, there’s a good chance you’d love to skate on some of the world’s most […]

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Keeping up to Speed With 2018 Olympic Hockey

The 2018 winter Olympics are in full swing and we’re sure we aren’t the only ones with our tv’s on 24 hours a day right now!  The level of competition is […]

WIN an Alex Ovechkin Signed Jersey!

It’s the first day of February and we are kicking off this month in STYLE.  Hockey style, to be exact!  Alex Ovechkin style, to be even more exact! 😉 As […]

Time Management Tips from U. of Lethbridge Blake Orban

Two years ago, when I made the decision to attend the University of Lethbridge following my junior career, I really had no idea what to expect. It all seemed a […]

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 […]

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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, 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 […]