Lacing Up is a fun, online, game-based program that helps Novice Players (6-8 year olds) learn the fundamentals of being a successful, respectful young hockey player. Lacing Up focuses on the skills players need to know off the ice to stay healthy, play fair, support their teammates, respect officials, and contribute positively to their team.


This hour long program, which we encourage parents to take along with their child, covers key curriculum elements;

  • Long Term Player Development, including; growth and development, nutrition, hydration, and sleep.
  • Playing fair, including: the Hockey Canada Fair Play Pledge, respect for teammates, officials, and opponents and recognizing that everyone makes mistakes.
  • Recognizing and dealing with bullying, including: types of bullying, what to do about bullying if you are the target or if you see it happening.
  • Respect for the game, each other, and ourselves.

Young players experience all of this through the stories, adventures, quizzes and games played with five young animated characters, their coach and Puckster.