Hockey Discovery Days are comprised of three sessions for children aged 5-12 with little or no experience in hockey, designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game a safe, fun and positive setting. On and off-ice components are included as well as education and information for both participants and parents. Participants' fitness and overall health is a primary focus and they will discover the benefits of participating in a team environment while developing social skills they can carry forward to other areas of their lives. Participants are new given sticks, skates, gloves, helmets, neck guards, jerseys and bags and are provided with a healthy snack at each session.
Hockey Manitoba will accept applications from various organizations including minor hockey associations, community clubs, schools, community groups and charitable organizations. A maximum of one application may be submitted per year by an organization. Participants must not have been a registered Hockey Manitoba member in the past or current season. Strong focus on underserved populations.
A maximum of 25 participants (minimum of 20) are eligible to participate in each approved Hockey Discovery Days program.
Applications will be reviewed twice annually with deadlines for submission being September 1st and December 1st.
Click here for Hockey Discovery Days Application Form
Hockey Manitoba acknowledges CCM and the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation in their support of the Just Play program.