The Spring 3-on-3 Season is here!  

FAQs for our Spring Calko Group YHL Season

Got questions about our Spring 3-on-3? Hopefully, this post will have all the answers. If it doesn't please give our office a call at 306-955-3606 and we'd be happy to answer any other questions you may have before you sign your kid(s) up. Also, don't forget to visit our website for all the pertinent details and to register 


  1. When does the Calko Group YHL Spring League start and when does it finish?

  The Spring 3-on-3 YHL will start games on April 6th and be all wrapped up by June 18th.


  1. Can you tell me more about the Spring 3-on-3 League?

The Calko Group YHL offers a fun atmosphere for players to finish off their regular season or start playing if they missed the winter hockey season. There are 23 games including 18 regular season games, 3 tournament games, and at least 2 playoff games. Games will be Sunday-Thursday with 2-3 games per week. Games run in the evenings during the week. Teams will also play in the tournament on May 29-31. There are no practices during the season, just 45-minute-long games. It’s a great way for players to play a different style of hockey that allows each player to touch the puck more to develop their game.  

NEW this year to the Spring 3-on-3 YHL, we will be using TeamLinkt for all teams to post schedules, send out information, and communicate with coaches and parents! This will help players check in or out for games so coaches know how many players are coming as well as helping parents keep track of the schedule with automated game reminders.


  1. What does a coach have to do?

Volunteer coaches are the backbone of the YHL. However, there isn’t a lot of pressure. Because there are no practices, there isn’t the need for the extra time commitment of designing or running practices. Coaches are there to open to the gates, make sure ice time is fair, and most importantly encourage the kids! There’s no pressure to be the next Scotty Bowman or Pat Quinn. There is a valid criminal record check required for all coaches.


  1. My son/daughter does not have a team to play with for the season. Can we still register?

Absolutely! Players can register online as individuals or as part of a team. If a player registers as an individual, they will be placed on a team with players in the same age group and similar skill/ability.


  1. How do we enter an entire team into the Spring 3-on-3 YHL?

Teams may enter as a group of 9 players and 1 goalie in the Spring 3-on-3 YHL. The team must have a coach that can register the team online. Teams must also have exactly 9 players and 1 goalie. Canlan Ice Sports will not add any players or find a goalie to team entries that do not have a full roster. Teams are responsible for the entire team fee regardless of how many players end up on the roster.


  1. My son/daughter wants to play with a few friends but does not have a team. Can they still play on the same team?

Yes, we allow up to a max five players to register as individuals on the same team. When you register, you will just need to fill out a friend request on the registration form. All players should have one common friend request (everyone requests to play with the same one friend). If there are more then 5 players requesting to be on the same team, players will be split up into two teams.


  1. What if my son/daughters’ team is not in the right division?

During the Spring 3-on-3 YHL we have two divisional realignments in the season. Teams that are not in the right division will be moved up or down based on the results of their games and league discretion to ensure that games can be as competitive as possible.


  1. Will games be played at Jemini or Agriplace?

Games will be played at both facilities. Your team may have games at either facility throughout the season.


  1. What is the cost of the Spring 3-on-3 YHL?

The cost for an individual registration is $428.00 + GST and a team entry is $4,280.00 + GST (10 players).


Any questions, take a look at our website or give us a call at 306-955-3606.



Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:48:20 AM Categories: Hockey Saskatoon Hockey Youth Hockey Youth Programs

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

The Leverick's... Full of Fun!  

This is our Fall blog post with our Canlan Ice Sports Family Ambassadors, the Leverick Family. The Leverick's were able to come in and join Kelsey, our Program Coordinator, to talk winter, food, Halloween, and of course… hockey!
It was clear from the beginning, and if you know the family you’re probably aware, the Levericks are all about fun! Nothing but laughs, smiles, and energy.
While the boys, Keaton, Kaesen, and Koehn, are all gearing up for time on the ice, their sister Camdyn, is gearing up for her time on the stage. The boys are excited to practice their skills, play in games and most importantly spend time with their friends! Camdyn spends her winter, dancing (jazz) and singing in the Fireside Singers!
Kaesen is in his first year of “real” hockey and couldn’t be more excited! After learning to skate in our Preschool Learn to Skate classes, followed by the basics of hockey in our Hockey Tips for Tots program, he’s excited to finally join a team and do all the things his BIG brother Koehn gets to do.
Keaton is involved in our new Skating for Hockey program. It’s a new program to help bridge the gap between our Learn to Skate and our Hockey Tips for Tots. Skaters get dressed up in full equipment, except for their stick, to grow and perfect their skating abilities before adding the stickhandling component. Skating, falling down, and getting up with all the equipment on gives skaters a little boost of confidence and lets them know that it’s okay to fall!
Chad and Kristy put their kids in hockey because they really wanted to play! The parents said the boys have made so many friends and enjoy all that the sport has to offer. They would like their kids to be able to look back, as they have, and remember the friendships, the practice, and the games or performances that let the kids show off all of their hard work. 
But the biggest question we had for them… “What are they going to be for Halloween?!?”
Let’s see, there’s a Star Wars theme that seems to be going around in this family. Koehn and Keaton want to be Stormtroopers and Kaesen wants to be Obi-Wan Kenobi. Camdyn, on the other hand, is going to be a unicorn and dress her dog up as a dragon. We can’t wait to see pictures!
At the end of our time together they walked away full of smiles, giggling, and talking about birthday parties, Christmas parties, and everything in between!
Stay tuned for our final check in with the Leverick’s as our Canlan Ice Sports Family Ambassadors and keep your eyes out for how you can become our next Canlan Ice Sports Family Ambassadors.
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Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:49:39 AM Categories: #AnythingForHockey Hockey Ice Saskatoon Hockey Youth Hockey Youth Programs

Hockey Through the Eyes of the Passionate  

A Programs Coordinators take on what hockey means to children everywhere

In this month’s check in with the Leverick crew, our Canlan Family Ambassadors, Program Coordinator ALLY spent the evening with the family.  Ally is full of palpable energy,  and we love the enthusiasm and heart that she puts towards each and every kid that she instructs.  Ally took the time to sit down with Kohen for a post-game interview (visit our Facebook page to see that…spoiler: cuteness overload!!!), as well as hang out with the family while having supper at the Thirsty Penguin.  See what Ally has to say about the love of the game, and the passion that has swept the hearts of so many...


Ice hockey; a game played on an ice rink by two teams of six players on skates, whose object is to drive a puck into the opponents’ goal with a stick. Well, that’s the internet’s definition of ice hockey at least.  What I was reminded of today is that it really is so much more: it's the 6am practices, the running from one rink to the other while the players dress in the back of the vehicle, the cheering when we win and the tears when we lose. It’s the learning and the achieving, the scoring and the “celly”s, the coaches that become role models and the players that become lifelong friends.


This month I got the pleasure of spending some time and interviewing one of our Family Ambassador’s, Koehn Leverick. I have had the opportunity to coach Kohen since he was brand new to skating at the age of 3 years old! He is bright, witty, full of positive energy and laughter. Since he has started skating I have been able to watch his love for hockey grow. He has a passion for the game (and for Connor McDavid of course) that makes a person fall in love with hockey, even when they know nothing about it. When asking Koehn questions about his team and his love of the game I asked him; what is one skill you want to work on for the rest of the season? He did not hesitate for second. He blurted out “PIVOTING”. As a previous skating coach of Koehn’s it made me so proud of him that despite his age he was so humble about knowing that every player has something they need to work on to become better.


My interview with Koehn happened prior to a game that his team came out of with a tough loss, however when all those boys came bursting through the door there was no tears or upset players. They were all smiles and giggles as I rallied them all up for a team picture. Win or lose it was awesome to see the boys stay together as a team and encouraging each other after the game with smiles from ear to ear. Koehn was able to tell me all about his tournaments that the team went to and how they had just been in Moose Jaw for the weekend. When I asked Koehn how the tournament went, he didn’t even tell me how the team did first- he was all about the pizza parties and swimming with the team!


The Leverick family got to enjoy a post-game supper upstairs at the Thirsty Penguin restaurant. After seeing them sitting together as a family enjoying supper at the hockey rink I was reminded of the unity of the sport. The way it brings together not only the players on each team but as well as the families. 


To someone who doesn’t know hockey, they may just see a game played on an ice rink by two teams of six players but to each and every hockey player.  To me, Kohen, his family, and so many more people in our Saskatoon hockey community, we understand that it means so much more.


Photo by Brad Klebaum - Klebaum Photography

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 5:48:42 AM Categories: #AnythingForHockey Hockey Ice Private Lessons Saskatoon Hockey Youth Hockey Youth Programs

Meet the Leverick Family  

...our 2017 Canlan Ice Sports Jemini Family Ambassadors

The Jemini team is SO excited to introduce you to: The Leverick Family! You will see this outgoing, family oriented, hockey loving family around our facility and on our Social Media pages this upcoming year, as we welcome them aboard as our Canlan Ice Sports Jemini Family Ambassadors.


We will be following the Leverick’s on their hockey journey this season, checking out their minor games, following the kid’s journey’s through our Program Department, and even checking in with dad and his ASHL team!


Since we will be spending so much time with the family, we want you to get to know them better. We had a question and answer period with each of the kids (and mom and dad, too!) Read on to see what the Leverick’s have to say…we have to warn you now though, these kids are darn cute!


Keaton (3 years old)


What is your full name?

Keaton Big Boy


How old are you and what grade are you in?

5 (*he's actually 3) grade five-teen (*he’s actually in preschool)


Favorite Food?



Least Favorite Food?

Not bananas....potatoes and coffee


Who is your favorite superhero or princess?

No one


If you could pick one super power, what would it be?



If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Tiger. It's silly. 


What do you want to be when you grow up?



Name something you are great at.



Your favorite sport?



If you had one wish what would it be?

To be a tiger. 



Kaesen (5 Years Old)


What is your full name?

Kaesen Michael Leverick 


How old are you and what grade are you in?

I'm 5 and I'm in grade 1. 


Favorite Food?



Least Favorite Food?

Broccoli mixed with chicken


Favorite Color?

Red and sometimes blue too


Who is your favorite superhero or princess?

Batman and batgirl


If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Shark because they have super fins and I like watching Shark Boy and Lava Girl


What do you want to be when you grow up?

A police officer and a spy


Name something you are great at.

Doing math and learning to read


Your favorite sport?



If you had one wish what would it be?

Be a super hero and dance on the beach. 


Koehn (7 Years Old)


What is your full name?

Koehn Thomas Leverick


How old are you and what grade are you in?

I am 7 and in grade 2

Favorite Food?

Cheese buns


Least Favorite Food?

Raw tomato


Favorite Place you have visited?

The hockey arena where I have my hockey lesson


If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Tiger. Because I like them and my instincts tell me to be a tiger


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Famous hockey player


Name something you are great at.

Art and math


Your favorite sport?



If you had one wish what would it be?

Have powers to see my friends whenever I want .... and that we had a mastercraft boat. I like boats. 



Camdyn (9 Years Old)


What is your full name?

Camdyn Grace Novak Leverick


How old are you and what grade are you in?

I'm 9 and I'm in grade 4. 


Least Favorite Food?

Dog food...does that count? Haha


Favorite Place you have visited?

I want to say the lake...and Mexico...and Disney.


Who is your favorite superhero or princess?

Snow White...she's my favourite princess. 


If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Black panther because they are very smart and elegant and fast and graceful. 


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Marine biologist 


Name something you are great at.

Singing...and watching tv


We decided that we didn’t want to leave Mom and Dad out either, so we took a quick moment to hear from them as well!


What is your favourite thing about hockey season?

Kristy- this season it is watching how excited Koehn is to start his first year playing

Chad- Being part of a team; making new friends and reconnecting with old ones.


Did you play sports growing up?

Kristy- middle and high school, volleyball. Nothing very seriously tho!

Chad- yes, hockey, lacrosse, football


What is your favorite thing to do with all the kids?

Kristy-They love going to the zoo. Or if we're stuck inside, dance parties are fun!

Chad-We try to take them outside swimming, playing, bike rides, skating....our main goal is usually to burn off some energy!


If you could give one piece of advice to your kids what would it be?

Kristy-I tell them to pursue the things that make their hearts happy! Dream big and go for it!

Chad-Always work hard and be kind. 


The kids are witty, the parents are nice, plus they all love hockey. We can’t wait to follow along with their season, and we hope that you will join us!

By Elanne Krainyk Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:41:41 AM Categories: ASHL Hockey Ice Private Lessons Saskatoon Hockey Youth Hockey Youth Programs

Eat like a pro. Train like a pro. Be a pro.  

For over 60 ASHL players from across the Greater Toronto Area, the dream of being a pro came true with the help of Molson Canadian.

Last fall, the Air Canada Centre was the backdrop for a day of hockey these players won't soon forget. From a VIP entrance to the building to those first steps on the big ice, this was definitely a day for the memory bank. But don't let us tell you, check out the video below and be the judge for yourself (there's actually photos, too).

By Canlan Sports Staff Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:54:03 AM Categories: #AnythingForHockey ASHL Be-A-Pro Hockey Molson Canadian