Novice to Atom Transition Ice Times

Posted by Victoria Minor Hockey Association on Aug 13 2018 at 03:19PM PDT in Ice Hawks 2017-18

To help transition the 2009 players moving up to Atom from Novice we are going to offer six sessions in August to help adjust to full ice. The ice sessions will be a combination of practices and controlled fun scrimmage to teach the foundations of full ice gameplay, defensive and offensive concepts, rule adjustment (offside and icing) and changing on the fly. The curriculum was developed by BC Hockey coaching experts.

These sessions are completely optional and included with your player’s registration. These are non-assessed ice times before the season starts. The sessions will be all run approximately the same so if your player misses some of the ice times they will still have the opportunity to learn the theory of the rules.

The transition ice times will be primarily geared toward the 2009 players but 2008 are welcome to come out for some extra “bust the rust” ice time. Also we encourage any 2009 or 2008 players who are new to hockey to attend. All sessions will be held at Oak Bay Arena at the following date and times:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Friday, August 17, 2018: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Monday, August 20, 2018: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2018: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Friday, August 24, 2018: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018: 2:15 – 3:15pm

Please arrive at least half hour early to be ready to go on the ice and bring full equipment and practice sweater. Contact Rob McLean at if you have any questions.


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