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IP/Instructional Program

The GTHA Instructional Program (IP)/Early Hockey Skill Development runs for two sessions - typically starting in late October and January.

The program is designed for children that are 5 years old and up that are beginner skaters.

If your child is older than five - then they might get transferred mid-season to their appropriate birth year team if they have advanced enough to reach that level.

ALL 5 year olds stay in the Instructional Program(IP)/Early Hockey Skill Development program for the year.

For more information about the GTHA hockey program - please visit our GETTING STARTED page for more details.

Practices at Howes Ice Arena (Civic Center)

Session 1 Starts October 28

Monday 5:30-6:20pm

Saturday 9:00-9:50am

Equipment Rental Program


GTHA is excited to kick off their second season of the Mite Equipment Rental Program!

Click on the links below for program details, registration/payment for the program, and finally the fitting signup.

Equipment Program Details


Fitting Signup


Mite Director

2023/2024 Registration


This is a TYPICAL IP Schedule - final schedule will be announced in October.

Instructional Program (IP) Session 1:
(2018 Birth Years AND Players Learning How To Skate)

HOWE Arena (at the Civic Center)

Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturdays at 9am

IP Session 1

Late October to Mid December

IP Session 2:
(2018 Birth Years AND Players Learning How To Skate)

Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm
Saturdays at 9am

Early January to Mid February