Tryout & Prep Skate Information (Orangeville Minor Hockey)

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2023/2024 Prep Skate & Tryout Schedules:

Prep Skates for U10-U18 players will be held starting April 1 2023.  Packages are $55.00 for all 4 skates please ensure you sign up for the skate based on your players age category for the 2023/2024 season.  You must register using the Hockey Canada website see link below:


Please check for the schedule by age group and to ensure changes are captured please refresh your online calendar daily and prior to coming to the rink. 

Click here for Schedule by Age Group. All sessions will be held at Alder Arena 

What are Prep Skates?

As part of the OHF and Hockey Canada Pathways mandate, four practice/skills sessions are required prior to any evaluations. Players are grouped by like skill and provided an opportunity to get back in their blades in advance of their season ahead.

Sessions are focused on skills, skating, agility, balance, puck control small area games and getting back to hockey. These skates are NOT evaluations and players will not be graded during these sessions.

These sessions are required for our organization to offer but optional for players to attend. We recommend all players consider attending to optimize the program goals outlined by Hockey Canada. You can read more about the player pathways on the OMHA website.

Session Details:     

  • To ensure we can plan for facility capacities sessions can’t be purchased individually;
  • First two sessions will be run by Outside Development Hockey Specialists and supported by in house coaches;
  • Second two sessions will be run by our in-house coaches/leads;
  •  Players will register based on their birth year and the skill category category they participated in during the 2022/2023 season. For example a player who participated in the competitive tier for U10 in 2022 will register in the competitive tier for U11 Group A in 2023.

Orangeville Minor Hockey will be hosting the following Spring Evaluations starting May 1, 2023:

  •      AA U10-U18 Starting May 1, 2023
  •      A/BB U10-U13 Starting May 8, 2023
  •      U8 & U9 MD Team Prep Skates/Evaluations Starting after labour day September, 2023

Tryout Highlights Include:

·       First two sessions run by Energy Hockey/Team Apex;

·       NRP’s guaranteed minimum two skates (Must bring signed NRP form and payment/sign in is at the registration desk not on HCR)

·       Goalie Evaluation Skates run by Blue Ice Goalie Development with additional independent goalie evaluators provided;

·       Exhibition Games planned for both AA and A age groups;

Registration will be completed in the HCR and will be available soon once posted the link will be available on this page. Please review the tryout process for more information

 Tryout Registration

How to Find My Tryout Status?

Please visit your team/division webpage by clicking on the age group and category menu (ie U10AA) then select the "Tryout List" tab from the menu.  Tryout status will be posted, you will need to check your tryout number and review your players status once posted.

We are happy to partner with Energy Hockey for our Prep Skates and Tryouts this season.