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Ginette Kile

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Scott Kile

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Welcome Hockey Players and Parents to:

Tim Horton’s – North Bay Hockey for Beginners Timbit Trappers

NOTE: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Our Hockey for Beginners will run tonight. Logistics make it hard to cancel. We ask the parents to use good judgment.  If you feel road conditions in your area are unsafe we understand if you choose to stay home. The only way we won’t run is if the City decides to close the arena.

Cheers, Coach Scott



Note: Our 1st ice session for the 2018 – 2019 season is Wednesday, October 17th, 2018


Program starts Mid October to early March
  • Registration $175
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Ages 4 and up (must be 4 years old before December 31/18)
  • All sessions are held at Pete Palangio Arena

Registration Dates for the 2018-19 season are as follows;

Date: Saturday, September 8th and 15th

Where: Skaters Edge Source for Sports – 1321 Fisher Street

Time: 10am to Noon

Should you not be able to attend any of the registration dates, please send someone (Friend, relative or neighbor) in your absence. We do not accept beginners registrations prior to the registration dates. Registration forms will only be accepted during designated registration times by NBMHA staff.

Please go to the registration portion of our webpage and download the registration form. Fill it out prior to coming to the registration.

********Note: We have limited registration. Registration is on a 1st come basis*******

About our Program:

We follow the Initiation Program as dictated by Hockey Canada. This program is very well designed and will help your child learn the proper way to skate, step by step. It incorporates games and activities that reinforce the skills being taught. Pucks are introduced only after the players are strong enough skaters that they can handle this additional task (usually around Christmas time). We use a 4oz puck that is blue in colour as these are easier for the young hockey player to handle.

All volunteers are asked to wear skates and a helmet on the ice and bring a hockey stick, NO SHOES please! (Insurance reasons) Siblings that are under 12 years of age are respectfully asked not to go on the ice to help out due to safety reasons.

We also encourage high school students requiring community service hours to come out and help with the beginners program. If you know of any students that require their school community service hours please tell them to get into contact with the hockey for beginners.

Full hockey equipment must be worn at all times by the participants including a neck guard. Instructors will ask the young hockey players to leave the ice if they do not have all the necessary equipment. Please help us avoid upsetting the young participants by ensuring that they are fully protected by wearing all the equipment. See equipment page for details.

Program Sessions are held at:

Pete Palangio Arena

630 Wallace Road

North Bay, ON

(705) 476-2000

**Starting Times

Wednesday 5:15pm, 5:55pm and 6:35pm

Saturday 7:35am, 8:15am and 8:55am

We run 3 consecutive sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Players are (mostly) grouped by age starting with the youngest to oldest. With the youngest players getting the earlier ice times.

Any questions please contact Scott or Ginette at 472-9751 or send us an email

registration@nbmha.ca or coachscott@nbmha.ca

Yours in Hockey

Coach Scott

Tim Hortons is our sponsor

This year is our 18th year of operation as the Tim Bit Hockey for Beginners. Please show your appreciation by stopping by a Tim Hortons after your session. Show your smile and let Tim Hortons know how much fun it is to be a Timbit hockey player.



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** Important Notice: Parents are strongly encouraged to attend a parent meeting (players do not need to attend) on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 7:00pm upstairs at West Ferris Arena. The meeting is not long but it is important. We will be explaining how the program works and what our expectations are of you.

Most importantly, at this meeting we will also be handing out sweaters and socks and your son/daughter’s team schedule.
The schedule for the 2018 – 2019 season will not be posted on the website until after our parent information meeting. Should you not be able to attend this meeting, please send someone (friend, relative or neighbor) in your absence. Schedules, sweaters & socks will not be handed out prior to the parent meeting. If you or a designate are not able to attend the meeting it will be your responsibility to make arrangements to pick up your son/daughter’s schedule prior to our 1st ice session Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. The window for picking up these items is small as we have grandchildren we like to visit and we may not be here the Thanksgiving weekend. It is not recommended you miss the parent meeting.

If you or a designate are not able to attend the parent information meeting we ask that you contact Scott or Ginette at (705) 472-9751 or email scottginettekile@hotmail.com to make arrangements to come to our home to pick up your son/daughter’s schedule, socks & sweater.

Please do not call until after the October 2nd meeting but before October 17th as this is our first on ice session. We do not bring sweaters, socks or schedules to the arena to hand out as our efforts and focus will be dealing with on ice activities which in the 1st few sessions will require our maximum attention.

Cheers/Coach Scott


Check out our web site, see if you can recognize any of your friends on the gallery page.

What do you think of our new colors, we are integrating the Trappers colors, red, white and blue?

Did you know that Hockey for Beginners was available to all ages? Do all of your friends know how to skate, if not let them know they are welcome here, age doesn’t matter.

click HERE for more details