What is one thing we just don’t have time for at the U8 level? Scrimmages! During the fall season, skill-development is much more important as we want to focus on creating more skilled hockey players and better skaters. In the Summer, I offer full-ice scrimmages for U8’s (At the Intermediate & Advanced levels). These have the sole purpose of introducing these kids to full-ice hockey, so as they get older and hit the Squirt level, they won’t be completely shocked! These are great for offering a truly fun, relaxed and entertaining environment. A ref will be present, music will be played, and score will be kept – Truly a blast!

Sunday afternoons from 1:00-2:00pm at The Ice Ranch for the 2012/2013 birth years:

  • June: 7th, 21st, 28th
  • July: 12th, 19th, 26th
  • August: 2nd, 9th


Development is not only skill-based training. Development needs to have a balance between “training” and “fun.” Finding the right balance is key. Chances of burnout significantly increases when a player doesn’t have the opportunity to just have…fun. Nothing is more fun than playing the game of hockey, which is why I offer these incredibly popular scrimmages. Kids will actually develop themselves by learning through experience and trying new things. There is no pressure as there are no coaches yelling! A referee is present, music is played during stops of play, and the score is kept. Absolutely one of the most fun things your player will experience over the Summer!

Friday evenings at The Ice Ranch – 4:50-5:50pm & 6:00-7:00pm


Sunday mornings at The Ice Ranch – 11:50am-12:50pm

  • June: 5th, 7th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
  • July: 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th, 31st
  • August: 2nd, 7th, 9th

Attendance will be first come, first served based on a weekly SignUpGenius blast.