So off to the new skating rink we went for Jadon's first hockey class. It wasn't anything spectacular - he didn't learn how to skate backwards let alone forwards. He basically stood in one spot while the rest of the 3-4 year olds in his class skated professionally around him. I felt bad. So bad. You see, Jadon is a perfectionist. And I could see him just standing on the ice in pure fear. Thankfully, the coaches recognized this and got him a walker so he could learn to move around the ice. No such luck. Jadon just didn't want to fall down. Of course, the coaches were right on top of it, sat him down on the back of the net and took him for a ride around the rink.
The rest is history.
Now that the new hockey season is gearing up, its time for some new hockey gear! We teamed up with our favourite sporting goods store, Sport Chek, to get Jadon ready for his Fall hockey season. He's not playing on a team right now, but he is perfecting his hockey techniques in a skills class. I took the kids to our local Sport Chek so Jadon could get fitted for his new hockey gear and ended up
1. Bauer Supreme S160 Junior Hockey Skates | 2. Bauer Lil Sport Youth Hockey Helmet Combo | 3. Bauer Vapour X700 Elbow Pads | 4. CCM QuickLite 230 Hockey Gloves | 5. Bauer NLP7 Core Neck Guard | 6. CCM QuickLite 230 Hockey Pants | 7. CCM Ultra Tacks 2.0 Shoulder Pads | 8. CCM Tacks 4052 Shin Guards | 9. CCM Mesh Jock Short | 10. GRIT HTSE Hockey Tower | 11. Bauer Supreme 170 Composite Stick
Next Summer, we'll be putting Jadon in a 3-on-3 hockey team so that he can get some practice playing in a team environment. After that, it looks like early morning practices and lots of coffee will be a normal part of our schedule for years to come!
Junior Hockey Skate Exchange Program
Since young hockey players are constantly growing, Sport Chek wants to ensure that their skates fit properly for optimal comfort and performance each season. That's why they offer their Junior Hockey Skate Exchange Program! Here's how the program works:
- Buy any new junior hockey skates at Sport Chek.
- Bring back your junior skates in good condition within 12 months of purchasing, accompanied with the original receipt and receive 50% credit of original purchase towards your next junior hockey purchase at Sport Chek; or
- Bring back your junior skates in good condition within 24 months of purchasing, accompanied with the original receipt and receive 24% credit of original purchase towards your next junior hockey purchase at Sport Chek.
It's that easy! For more information on the Junior Hockey Skate Exchange Program, visit your nearest Sport Chek location.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sport Chek. All opinions in this post remain my own and do not reflect the opinions or views of Sport Chek, and/or their affiliates. We received a form of compensation in order to complete this post.