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Little Sens Learn to Play launches in Kingston

Bell and Richcraft Sensplex, Nepean to also host winter sessions beginning in January 2017

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators), in partnership with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, have opened registration for the Little Sens Learn to Play program in Kingston for the first time for the winter session starting in January of 2017.

Hosted by the Senators along with local support of the Ottawa Senators Foundation, Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Outaouais, Little Sens Learn to Play will offer winter sessions starting in January 2017 at the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex locations, Minto Recreation Complex (Nepean) and for the first time, in Kingston at the InvistaCentre. The sessions are available to children born between 2008 and 2012.

While registration for Kingston has just opened, registration for the Ottawa area programs opened late last month at the Bell and Richcraft Sensplex as well as Minto Recreation Complex (Nepean) to a significant response, with more than 90 per cent of the available openings sold within weeks. The majority of the remaining vacancies are available at the Richcraft Sensplex (2008-2010 age group).

Each Little Sens Learn to Play registrant will receive head-to-toe Little Sens branded equipment (which includes a helmet, skates, a stick, a bag and much more) and 10 weeks of on-ice instruction for $169 or less. For more information or to register, please visit

In support of the program, members of the Senators alumni, including Chris Phillips, Shaun Van Allen and Todd White will actively participate in the Little Sens Learn to Play program as instructors throughout the year.

With recent trends indicating that registration totals in minor hockey have become stagnant in the region, the Senators are continuing to pursue their mandate of actively working with various minor hockey programs to decrease barriers for families. The goal of the program is to overcome both the real and perceived barriers to entry to the game of hockey and provide the opportunity for children to experience the many benefits of the game, including an active lifestyle, learning new skills and meeting new friends.

In addition to the existing I Love to Skate, I Love to Play Hockey, Equipment for Kids and Sens Rinks initiatives, the Little Sens Learn to Play Program will assist in providing more children with the opportunity to play hockey in the Ottawa and Kingston areas.

For more information pertaining to some of the team's current hockey development programs, please click here.


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