The Edmonton Oilers have announced the creation of Colby's Kids program presented by Ford of Canada Ltd - built off the success of Oilers 2nd Shift program introduced in 2019. The Colby's Kids program honours the memory and legacy of Colby Cave and will provide an opportunity for all youth to participate in the game of hockey. Ford of Canada Ltd is proud to support this event with the Edmonton Oilers and Colby Kids organization.
The Edmonton Oilers Colby's Kids program provides opportunities for youth to participate in the game of hockey. Edmonton Oilers Alumni, Fernando Pisani, Jason Chimera, and Kyle Brodziak will be leading the program and teaching the next generation of hockey players, with the support of Hockey Edmonton instructors.
The Colby's Kids program is easily accessible, affordable, and designed to help bridge the gap between learn-to-play programs, such as the Oilers successful First Shift, a partnership between the club and the NHL and NHLPA, and minor hockey registration. It provides kids and parents with more exposure to the sport through easy to access skill development and learning sessions to encourage continued participation in the sport.
"The overall objective of Colby's Kids is to create an atmosphere for the participants that is positive and memorable," said Fernando Pisani. "It's important to continue to stimulate the desire to play hockey in Canada and to provide families the opportunity to experience the game at its best."
This program will be open to all children between the ages of six and 10 years old, who have never previously been enrolled in minor hockey in Canada. The registration fee is $150 per participant, which includes:
Participants are also welcome to purchase equipment pieces for their children.