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Information on Confederation Hockey Programs

Discovery - $ 140

Discovery is a program for beginning skaters who are learning to move and skate while wearing hockey equipment. 

  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2013 are designated to the Discovery program.
  • Discovery is not a prerequisite for the JR Timbits or SR Timbits programs.
  • Discovery is a learn to skate, learn to play program and there are no hockey games played.
  • This structured program teaches basic movement and skating through development drills for about 2/3 of each 45 minute ice slot.
  • The remaining 1/3 of the session is devoted to playing non-competitive fun activities that develop the skills learned in the practice.
  • The players are registered for group, there are no teams formed.
  • Non-competitive
  • Structured program (based on CHA Initiation program)
  • No scheduled games throughout the season - practices only.
  • Will include a mini hockey game at the end of the season.
  •  18, 45 minute sessions from October to March
  • Time and location to be confirmed for 2017-18 Season
  • The Discovery program has traditionally run Friday nights at the Kinsmen arena in the following groups: Group #1, 5 - 545pm; Group #2, 545 6 - 630pm; Group #3, 630 - 715pm  During registration you can select the group you would prefer on a first come first serve basis.

JR Timbits - $175

JR Timbits is an introduction to hockey where the children will have only practices.

  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2012 are designated to the JR Timbits program. 2011 born players may also participate if more appropriate.
  • A child can register in JR Timbits even if they have not participated in Discovery.
  • This program focuses on development of forward and backward skating, stopping, puck handling, and an introduction to the game of hockey.
  • Locations of practices vary, but will mainly be at Kinsmen, Confederation, and Terwillegar.
  • Practices will be held on the weekends.
  • 18, one hour slots from October to March.

SR Timbits - $300

SR Timbits is an introduction to hockey where the children will have practices as well as play games. 

  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2011 are designated to the SR Timbits program. 2012 born players may also participate if more appropriate.
  • A child can register in SR Timbits even if they have not participated in Discovery or JR Timbits.
  • This program focuses on development of forward and backward skating, stopping, puck handling, and an introduction to the game of hockey.
  • Equally skilled groups/teams of an average of 10 players are formed after a preseason skate.
  • Third-ice games are played (i.e. boards  separate the ice surface into thirds and two games are played at the same time on the end surfaces with active rest in the middle).
  • Games are mostly held at Terwillegar Arena
  • Locations of practices vary, but will mainly be at Kinsmen, Confederation, and Terwillegar.
  • Most games and practices will be held on the weekends.
  • Games are non-competitive with no score kept.
  • No regular goalies – players rotate through all positions, including goaltender. No goalie equipment is used.
  • Emphasis on skating and learning basic hockey skills with an introduction to team concept.
  •  18, third-ice games and 18, third-ice practices from September to March mostly on Saturday and Sunday.

Novice - $575

Novice hockey involves the formation of tiered teams that play city wide. The players will vary from beginners that are learning basic hockey skills to those that have more experience. 

  • A child can register in Novice even if they have not participated in Discovery, JR Timbits, or SR Timbits.
  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2009 and 2010 may register for the Novice program.
  • Tiered teams of 12 to 15 players are formed after an evaluation process that occurs over 3 or more skates during the month of September.
  • The purpose of tiering is to have similarly skilled players on each team that are also playing against similarly skilled players from other clubs throughout the Hockey Edmonton program.
  • Games will be held throughout the city and surrounding area.
  • Locations of practices vary, but will mainly be on rinks throughout the south side of Edmonton.
  • Most games and practices will be held on the weekends, but there will be weekday evening ice times throughout the year.
  • Games will be played with Referees and scores are kept.
  • No regular goalies on most teams – players rotate through all positions, including goaltender.
  • Development of skating and hockey skills considers the skill level of the team.
  •  18 or more games and 18 or more practices (many will be half ice) from September to March, mostly on Saturday and Sunday, but some will be weekday afternoon/evening.

Atom - $ 695

Atom hockey continues with the formation of tiered teams that play city wide. The players will still vary from beginners that are learning basic hockey skills to those that have more experience. 

  • A child can register in Atom even if they have not participated in Discovery, JR Timbits, SR Timbits, or Novice hockey.
  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2007 and 2008 may register for the Atom program.
  • Tiered teams of 12 to 16 players are formed after an evaluation process that occurs over 3 or more skates during the month of September.  Players wanting to try out for the Atom Tier 1 or Tier 2 teams will register to tryout earlier with the South West Zone (SWZ) as effective the 2016-17 season Atom Tier 1 and Tier 2 play at SWZ. They would return to Confederation Hockey if not selected for a SWZ Atom Tier 1 or Tier 2 Team.
  • The purpose of tiering is to have similarly skilled players on each team that are also playing against similarly skilled players from other clubs throughout the Hockey Edmonton program.
  • Games will be held throughout the city.
  • Locations of practices vary, but will mainly be on rinks throughout the south side of Edmonton.
  • Games and practices will be held on both weekday evenings and weekends.
  • Games will be played with Referees and scores are kept.
  • There are regular goalies that have evaluated as goalies on most teams – number of goalies for the particular year permitting.
  • Development of skating and hockey skills considers the skill level of the team.
  •  18 or more games and 18 or more practices (some will be half ice) from September to March. Most ice times will be on Saturday and Sunday but there will be weekday afternoon and evening ice times as well.

Peewee - $ 745

Peewee hockey continues with the formation of tiered teams that play city wide.  The players will vary from beginner players to those that have more experience. 

  • A child can register in Peewee even if they have not participated in Discovery, JR Timbits, SR Timbits,  Novice, or Atom hockey.
  • For the 2017-18 season those born in 2005 and 2006 may register for the Peewee program.
  • Tiered teams of 14 to 18 players are formed after an evaluation process that occurs over 3 or more skates during the month of September. Players wanting to try out for the Peewee Tier 1 or Tier 2 teams will register to tryout earlier with the South West Zone (SWZ) . They would return to Confederation Hockey if not selected for a SWZ Peewee Tier 1 or Tier 2 Team.
  • The purpose of tiering is to have similarly skilled players on each team that are also playing against similarly skilled players from other clubs throughout the Hockey Edmonton program.
  • Games will be held throughout the city.
  • Locations of practices vary, but will mainly be on rinks throughout the south side of Edmonton.
  • Games and practices will be held on both weekday evenings and weekends.
  • Games will be played with Referees and scores are kept.
  • There are regular goalies that have evaluated as goalies on most teams – number of goalies for the particular year permitting.
  • Development of skating and hockey skills considers the skill level of the team.
  •  18 or more games and 18 or more practices (some will be half ice) from September to March. Ice times will mostly be on weekends, but there will be alot of weekday evening and weekends as well.

Further inquiries can be directed to the Registrar or the Category Director listed on the Contacts Page.