PHILOSOPHY

THE CANADIAN TIRE FIRST SHIFT program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new to hockey families. This means breaking down the perceived barriers that exist for many parents, and making you feel at home within our hockey community. We want you to experience the game at its best – understand 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 equipment requirements, and/or rules of the game, remove potential safety concerns and most importantly, give you an experience that’s memorable and fun.

The Canadian Tire First Shift breaks down perceived barriers to entry, making hockey:

  • Affordable
  • Manageable time commitment
  • Safe
  • Most Importantly, Fun!

We host a Welcome Event together with Bauer, Canadian Tire & Hockey Canada to provide an opportunity to welcome and engage families, while offering a one stop shopping approach for program preparation by fitting participants with head-to-toe gear.

  • Expert equipment fitting
  • Education to remove safety concerns
  • Outline program objectives, curriculum overview to inspire confidence in sport offerings

We create a path forward for continued play, aligning skill levels and fostering development. Each child is set up in an environment where they can be successful, given the opportunity to progress at their own pace, experience improvement, and a sense of achievement.

The Canadian Tire First Shift breaks down barriers to entry, making hockey:

  • Affordable
  • Manageable time commitment
  • Safe
  • Most Importantly, Fun!

We host a Welcome Event together with Bauer, Canadian Tire & Hockey Canada to provide an opportunity to welcome and engage families, while offering a one stop shopping approach for program preparation by fitting participants with head-to-toe gear.

  • Expert equipment fitting
  • Education to remove safety concerns
  • Outline program objectives, curriculum overview to inspire confidence in sport offerings

We create a path forward for continued play, aligning skill levels and fostering development. Each child is set up in an environment where they can be successful, given the opportunity to progress at their own pace, experience improvement, and a sense of achievement.