Hockey Calgary is hosting another two Canadian Tire First Shift program's starting in November and seeking 

20 volunteer instructors! 

You must be over the age of 18, for assistance with the delivery of the program.  Due to the success and popularity of previous programs, Hockey Canada, Bauer, Canadian Tire and Hockey Calgary have decided to continue to run a program in November to help bring new and eager young athletes into the game. If you are a new or experienced Coach looking for an opportunity for personal development and more experience on the ice with Learn to Play athletes and other eager Coaches, then the Canadian Tire First Shift program is for you!  


Program #1:Wednesday’s from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location:Ernie Starr Arena (4808 14 Ave SE)

·         Every Wednesday from Nov 8 to Wednesday, Dec 13

·         Every Wednesday from Jan 24 to Wednesday, Feb 28

Mandatory Welcome event/ equipment fitting session:Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m. Max Bell Arena (1001 Barlow Trail SE)

Program #2:Saturday's from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Location: Rose Kohn Arena (502 Heritage Drive SW)

  •  Every Saturday from Nov 11 to Saturday, Dec 16
    • Please note: the first session on November 11 will be at Ed Whalen (Southland Arena) from 8:30-9:45AM then continue at Rose Kohn for the remaining sessions.
  • Every Saturday from Jan 27 to Saturday, Mar 3 

​Mandatory Welcome event/ equipment fitting session: Saturday, October 28 at 12 p.m. Max Bell Arena (1001 Barlow Trail SE)

THE FIRST SHIFTprogram is designed to ensure a positive experience for new to hockey families. This means breaking down the barriers that exist for many of these parents, and making them feel at home within our hockey community. We want them to experience the game at its best – understanding why so many Canadians feel an inherent love for the sport – and stimulate a desire for continued participation. We want to take away any intimidation as it relates to the equipment and/or rules of the game, remove potential safety concerns and most importantly, give them an experience that’s memorable and fun.

Leadership will be critical to the success of these program objectives.

Given this program is designed for entry level players, instructors and other volunteers should be positive, energetic, creative, fun-loving and above all, patient. Experience teaching hockey is not necessary for all volunteers. But a desire to learn instructional techniques in the delivery of fundamental ice hockey skills is. This must also be coupled with an enthusiastic attitude and desire to work with children. 

Volunteer instructors will be given as an incentive for your time and participation to the 12 on ice session program:

  • Bauer Helmet
  • Bauer Gloves
  • Bauer Stick
  • Bauer Track suit

If you are interested and would like to get involved as an Volunteer Instructor please contact Darcy 



Consultant, Regional Centre Calgary

(T) 403-660-1049 


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