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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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Why Officials Quit

Attrition rates for youth sport refs and umpires is too high! Recently, I came across some statistics about hockey officials’ attrition rate in Canada.  Did you know that there are […]

How to Build Incredible Confidence for Young Hockey Players

You’re going to want to read this one because I believe it is critical to understand the mind-set of young hockey players. Believe it or not, we all share the […]

How to be a Great Team Parent

Tips For Parent Conduct, Team Trip Organization, and Communication. Youth sports programs often can only run with the help of parent volunteers. Whether your role on the team is crucial […]

Helping Kids Reach Goals

This article is originally published here. What gets lost with many goals, is that teamwork made them happen. With the encouragement of Constable Sue Crawford from the bench, 11-year-old Myrina took […]

A Tribute to Hockey Parents by Blake Orban

Whether you are an elite professional hockey player or someone who plays shinny once a week for fun, we all have one thing in common: a love for the game. […]

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 […]

5 Things You Should Know About Nutrition For Hockey

One of the most common questions I get asked from parents is if I can talk to their child about nutrition. Every team and player I work with gets educated […]