Top 10 Program FAQs  

Be in the Know

With so many great camps and programs offered at Canlan Ice Sports - Jemini, we often get several questions about our programs and what we offer. So, if you have been uncertain about something or just wanted a bit more information, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to decide on the right program or camp for your child given their individual needs. So here is a list of the 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions to help you through the registration process. And as always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by the office, we're always happy to help!


  1. I would like to put my child in a certain program, but he/she is too young for the age requirements. Can he/she be moved up and registered?

The answer is possibly... We look at every child individually to see if they could participate in each program with the ability to be challenged yet have success. If a child is advanced enough to be moved up, we will consider that option for that individual participant.

  1. During camps, how often are the players on the ice?

Typically, during our full-day camps, participants will be on the ice once in the morning and once in the afternoon with activities scheduled around that. For half day camps, participants have one session on the ice with age appropriate, off-ice activities filling out the rest of their time with us. Typically full day camps on ice for a total of 3 hours each day, and half day camps are on ice for an hour an half each day.

  1. Do I need to be at the rink the entire time or can I drop my child off at the rink and return later to pick them up?

Generally, we believe that participants should be fine on their own with our program/camp instructors and coordinators. With that being said, parents will want to keep in mind their child and his/her individual needs. Younger participants may need a parent there for support, but many participants are fine on their own during the time of the camp or program.

  1. My child and his friend are registered for the same program/camp. Does this ensure that they will be in the same group?

During programs and camps, we want the participants to have the best experience possible. This would include being with their friends as often as possible. Participants may be split up for short periods of the sessions in order to be challenged in an activity for their own individual needs.

  1. My child is six years old. Should I register him/her for Hockey Tips for Tots or Super 6s & 7s?

The biggest thing to consider here is your child’s experience in the sport of hockey. If your child is fairly new to hockey and has never taken a Tips for Tots class before, that would be a great place to start. If your child has played for a few seasons and/or attended a Tips for Tots course in the past it may be time to move him/her up to Super 6s & 7s. If your child is somewhere in the middle, you could consider an advanced level of Tips for Tots called Super Tips for Tots.

  1. Is my child ready for a Hockey Camp or Program?

Is your child able to fall down and get back up on their own? Can he/she stop both ways using both feet? Is he/she comfortable on the ice and motivated to learn the sport of hockey? If the answer to these three questions is yes, then he/she may be ready for a hockey camp or program. Participants will also be required to wear full hockey gear, which is something to keep in mind.

  1. What do I do if my child misses a class of their PROGRAM?

That is not a problem. Give us a call and we can notify our instructors. You also will be given the option to make up the missed class by attending another program during the week, just as long as you let us know ahead of time so we are prepared.

  1. I want to put my child in a Skating Program, do I register for him/her for Parent and Tot or Pre-school Learn to Skate?

The biggest difference between the two beginner skating classes is whether or not your child is comfortable being on the ice without a parent. If yes, then Pre-school Learn to Skate is the place to be. If no, then go ahead and try the Parent and Tot program. Parents must wear skates and a helmet while on the ice with their kids. Want to put both kids in the program? Not a problem, one parent for two kids is just fine!

Both of these programs are designed for kids who haven’t skated before or who maybe just have a little bit of experience.

  1. The program has already started, can I still register my child?

Depending on how long the program has been running, you likely can. We will just prorate you for the time that your child has missed and make sure that they are a good fit to jump into that session.

  1. I have a problem with something going on at my child’s program. What should I do?

Please let us know your concerns as soon as possible either by discussing with our instructors, finding our Program Coordinators, or calling our office. We will deal with the issue and get back to you as soon as possible. We never want you to wait until the end.


There you have it. Hopefully, this answers those questions that you have been wanting to ask. If you don’t see your question answered here, feel free to give us a call at 306-955-3606 or stop by and ask one of our knowledgeable staff.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:52:13 AM Categories: Hockey Youth Hockey Youth Programs

It's a Busy Summer at Jemini  

We've got something for everyone...


Summer Activities at Canlan

Summer is a great time to relax, hang out with friends and family.... and improve your game! We've got a lot going on and sometimes it's hard to figure out what is best for your child's development, but hopefully, this helps. And if you still have questions, you can always reach out to us on Facebook, email (, or by phone 306-955-3606. 

Summer Camps

Our summer camps are a popular summer occasion for kids to enjoy a full day or a half day of Skating or Hockey development and fun off-ice games and activities with friends. They will meet new people, work with our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, and improve their game in an entertaining environment. Half-day camps include 1 ½ hours on the ice and full day camps include two 1 ½ sessions on the ice (1 session in the morning and 1 session in the afternoon). Canlan offers summer camps for ages 4-12 in varying levels of experience. Camps are 3-5 days during the week depending on the specific camp. Try Learn to Skate, Skating for Hockey or Hockey Tips for Tots camps for the younger players, Super 6s & 7s for our advanced six and seven-year old’s, or Hockey Fundamentals, Power Skating and Hockey Skills or Speed, Agility, and Hockey Skills camps for our older players. Some camps are also offered for Girls Only as well. Got more than one child interested in a camp or want to send your kid more than once? We've got multiple camp discounts, just ask one of our friendly staff and save 25%, 35%, or even 50%!

Check out our camp dates and times at the links below:

Sports Camps:

Hockey Camps:


Summer Programs

For our Novice, Atom, and Peewee hockey players choose between a 5 week/once per week Power Skating or Backwards and Transitional Skating Program. We also have a Pre-Tryout Camp for 10 sessions/twice a week for our Peewee and Bantam A/B players looking to prepare for next season. If you are serious about getting ready for your tryouts try our weekly programs to keep sharp.

For more details click the link below:


Elite Programs

Our Elite Programs are for the Bantam, Midget, College, and University players looking to get a step ahead of their competition. Coach Richie Regehr provides advanced training that works on both skills and enhancing players’ hockey IQ. Participants can sign up for all 18 sessions (3x per week for 6 weeks) or pick and choose what weeks work. The Elite Prep with Richie Regehr program is offered this July and August for both male and female players. Join Richie and other top-level hockey players for challenging sessions.

Register online at the link below:

Public Programs

Want to casually go for a skate or work on some hockey skills on your own? Our Public Skating and Stick & Puck public programs offer ice time at a pay per individual rate during the summer. Come in on your own or bring a friend or two. We also offer Scrub Hockey for those 18+ year old players wanting to get in a scrimmage with a few other individuals. All programs require at least a helmet to participate and Scrub Hockey is played in full hockey gear.

Check our schedule below for times and more details:


Summer 3on3

Joining our Bauer Youth Summer 3-on-3 League is the perfect way to get in some games on the ice during the offseason. Submit a 9 player and 1 goalie team with your coach or register as an individual and your child will be placed on a team. Your son/daughter will play 12 games over a 4-week schedule which includes a tournament midway through the season. 3-on-3 is a great way for all players to get their conditioning back up, get more touches with the puck than a normal game, and make sure they are ready for their tryouts. Our league runs from August 12th-September 15th.

For registration and more details please see below:


Pre-Tryout Clinics

Is your son/daughter wanting to brush up their skills before tryouts in the fall? In late August, Canlan offers pre-tryout clinics to prepare your child for evaluation season. Offered for a week Monday-Thursday, choose between conditioning clinics, skills clinics, clinics that focus on skating, or body contact and checking clinics. These sessions are in one-hour time slots and are offered at a very reasonable $114+tax/clinic.

More information on the Pre-Tryout Clinics can be found below:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:47:05 AM Categories: Youth Hockey Youth Programs