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NHL/NHLPA First Shift

Do you have a child aged 6-10 years who is ready to fall in love with hockey? Registration is now open for the 2020-21 NHL/NHLPA First Shift program.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families by offering a low-cost entry program to hockey.

Register For the First Shift Program Now >

Hockey Alberta is proud to once again host a First Shift program in Red Deer, February 13 - March 27 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Register >

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Open to all Canadian children between the ages of 6 and 10 years old that have never previously been registered in minor hockey. On-ice sessions with fun drills are always on the same day of the week, same time and same arena.

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$199 registration fee that includes a full set of BAUER equipment and six on-ice trial sessions.

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Proper-sized BAUER equipment fitted by NHL/NHLPA First Shift fit experts and Hockey Canada-provided insurance.

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Hockey Canada on-ice curriculum with drills focused on fun range hockey experiences to stimulate a desire for continued participation in hockey.

The First Shift will be offered in seven locations across Alberta in the winter

  • Leduc (Janaury 21)
  • Strathcona (January 22)
  • Edmonton x3 (January 23)
  • Edmonton x2 (January 25)
  • Ponoka (January 28)
  • Red Deer (January 29)
  • Calgary x3 (January 31)
  • Calgary x2 (February 1)
  • Lethbridge (February 3)

To register for a First Shift program near you, and to find out more information click here.