Fun is key in OGHA's FUNdamentals program

FUNdamentals is the OGHA's initiation to hockey program starting with children aged 4 and above. It is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program that uses Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program (HCIP) curriculum to teach beginners basic technical skills (skating, puck handling, stopping, passing, turning and shooting) in an atmosphere that stresses fun, cooperation and fair play. FUNdamentals has female certified instructors and several hockey-playing volunteers.


Girls participating in FUNdamentals are required to wear full hockey equipment.   

*** Please find the required equipment to play by Hockey Canada at the following link***

Note: Mouth guards are not mandatory but recommended and wrist guard are not mandatory.


The registration fee is $350 for two sessions each week.  


The 2019/20 FUNdamentals runs from mid-September to March (weekend before Ontario School break) and the association will again try and secure time at the Ice House at Carleton University on:


Saturdays - 8:00 am to 8:50 am

Sundays - 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm


FUNdamentals does not run during Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas holidays and ends the weekend prior to Ontario March Break. 


Our bilingual lead female instructor, Isabel Menard's bio can be found here.



For more information on FUNdamentals, please contact our program coordinator, at


“Learning the basic skills in practice at a young age is so important, because it allows the children to skate more, make more passes, take more shots on net and have the puck on their stick more than in any game.” -Paul Kariya, former NHL player and spokesperson for Hockey Canada’s Initiation Program.