The Under-7 Face-Off Festival is a grassroots initiative that sees a collaborative hosting effort by Hockey Manitoba, its Regions, and Minor Hockey Associations. The format of this year’s event will be different than previous years as we will be encouraging Minor Hockey Associations to hold smaller in-person events.
The objectives of this initiative are to create a fun, exciting event for players through the promotion and benefits of cross-ice hockey, skill development and age appropriate training while supporting coaches through a sustainable Under-7 Coach Mentorship program throughout the branch.
Join Hockey Manitoba in welcoming Under-7 (U7) players across the province to hockey in a fun-filled one day event across the province!
Who: U7 Teams in Manitoba
What: On-ice event and other activities
When: Saturday October 30, 2021
Where: Facilities across the Province
Why: To celebrate a return to the ice and welcome new players to hockey.
Hockey Manitoba will also use the event to connect coaches with regional mentors, training, and inform parents about U7/U9 hockey.
Minor Hockey Associations
On Saturday October 30, 2021, hockey teams across the province will come together to get on the ice and enjoy playing hockey in a safe and welcoming environment.
Minor Hockey Associations should schedule practices for all U7 teams throughout the day and can create a fun event atmosphere by including dressing up, trick-or-treating, and other fun events or attractions.
All provincial health restrictions must be followed as well as the Hockey Manitoba Return to Play (RTP) plan.
Hockey Manitoba Online Events
In the week leading up to the Hockey Manitoba Face-Off Festival, Hockey Manitoba will provide resources and host virtual events to support coaches and families. These will include:
- Information sessions for parents
- Skating 1A clinics for coaches
- Regional mentorship for coaches
Hockey Manitoba will provide U7 regional mentors an on-ice plan for all coaches as well as a gift for all U7 players participating in the event.
Click here for more information on Hockey Manitoba’s Under-7 program.