We are designed as an alternative to the traditional minor hockey program which often requires lots of travel, cost and pressure on the kids. There is no pressure to show up, perform or do anything more than challenge yourself and learn how to play hockey. The kids sign up for a rink and always play at that rink at that time with the same kids.
The first 15-20 minutes of every session is designed to teach hockey and skating skills. The last 40-45 minutes is a scrimmage against their own players to solidify the skills just learned. Skill levels vary from children who have never played to ones with several years experience.
We provide a non-contact, fun environment for children 5-16 to experience hockey. Wonderfun is not in competition with St. Albert Minor Hockey. In keeping with our philosophy of fun and enjoyment, players in SAMHA are not encouraged to participate in Wonderfun to use it as extra ice time.
The year's fees includes approx. 16-18 games, pictures, a trophy and a wind-up and pizza party on indoor ice in March. Out of the fees we charge, we also pay ice rental, insurance and equipment costs. In addition, no child is excluded if their family cannot afford the fee. We then cover it.
Due to the nature of hockey, children are required to have full equipment. An equipment list is available on the service page. Often second hand or used equipment is adequate.