New hockey Players

Welcome to the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

Hockey is a fantastic sport. If your child is active, loves to move, and loves speed and excitement then hockey might just be the sport for them!

We offer three fantastic programs for new hockey players.

Richmond Jets Hockey 1

U6 (Hockey 1)

For boys and girls who will be 4 years old or 5 years old as of December 31, 2020.

  • Sept-March
  • 2 one-hour sessions per week
  • Free (used) equipment loans are available
  • $249
Richmond Jets Hockey 1

Intro to Hockey

For boys and girls who will be 6 years old or older as of December 31, 2019.

  • Sept-Feb
  • Learn the fundamentals of skating and hockey
  • Three one-hour ice sessions per week with professional hockey coaches.
  • Plus an opportunity to attend skill development sessions and/or team practices (when appropriate).
  • All players will be provided with a practice jersey and socks.
  • Free equipment loans are available.
  • $249
2019 First Shift Program

The First Shift

This amazing program is a great way for boys and girls (aged 6-10) to try our great sport.

  • Learn all the basic skills of hockey
  • Six on-ice sessions
  • Players are outfitted head-to-toe in brand-new hockey equipment, which is theirs to keep
  • $199

A little bit about us

The Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association is one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia. We have just over 1,100 kids playing minor hockey.

We are members of Richmond Arenas Community AssociationPacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) and BC Hockey.

What to expect as you embark on your hockey adventure

As we get closer to September, we will announce the specific days and times for your child's program.  We have ice times (7 days a week) at Richmond Ice Centre, Minoru Arenas and Richmond Olympic Oval.
View ice rink locations

There will be ice cancellations during the season. This is normal and it is factored into the price that you paid. Richmond Arenas takes away our ice when there are large events, including tournaments at Richmond Ice Centre. For example, we probably will not have our ice sessions on Thanksgiving weekend and you definitely will not have ice sessions over the Winter Break. We will let you know about these cancellations as we get closer to them.

We will be assessing all of our new players at the start of our program and, if some of the children are ready, they may be moved to teams.  We will not do this unless you agree.

Children must wear full equipment to every session.  If you want to borrow equipment from us, we will help you with that in early September.

Equipment Loan Program

We have an amazing equipment loan program available to you.  We will be posting more information on this soon.

Tips for new hockey parents

  • We recommend that you label all equipment with your child's name
  • we also suggest that you put your child's name on the front of his/her helmet so that our coaches can easily get to know your child's name.
  • Once your child is wearing skates, please remind him/her to stay on rubber flooring so the skates remain sharp and undamaged.
  • It is also very important to note that you are responsible to supervise your child before, during and after our programs.
  • Please do not leave the building.
  • If your child needs to use the washroom or needs help with his/her equipment, it will be your responsibility to help him/her.

Key Contacts

Initiation Minor & Intro Ambassador

Carolyn Hart

First Shift

Amber Kovich

Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association

As one of the largest minor hockey associations in British Columbia, the Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association offers an integrated (boys and girls) minor hockey program from Initiation to Juvenile. Featuring both recreational ("C") and competitive ("A") streams, our programs operate out of the three different facilities in the City of Richmond: Richmond Ice Centre (RIC), Minoru Arenas (Stadium and Silver Rinks), Richmond Oval (North and South rinks).

Contact Us

PO Box 94488, Richmond, BC  V6Y 2V6

(604) 454 4494

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.