All posts by admin

Jackrabbits Hockey Registration

2022-2023 Jackrabbits Beginner Hockey Program at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita Street, Winnipeg MB 

Registration information:

There is no limit to the number of players we can accept. We will add more coaches as we get more registrants.

Jackrabbits hockey is a beginner hockey program that teaches skating and hockey skills in a non-competitive environment. In order for children to best enjoy the Jackrabbits program, they should possess basic skating skills.  Parents are reminded that this is not a “learn to skate” program.

This hockey program is ideal for players that cannot commit to a regular hockey season or who want to “test the water” to see if hockey is a good fit for them.

Our coaches lead players through regular hockey drills and work with each player to help develop basic hockey skills. The main benefit of our program is it does not require a significant time or financial commitment, but still provides a solid foundation in skating, passing and playing in a team environment. And its very fun!

The program will run in 1 hour sessions that will be held Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre on the outdoor rinks.  The program will commence when outdoor ice becomes available (usually mid-December) and will finish when the ice is no longer available (usually mid-March).

The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to basic skill development and the last 30 minutes will be a scrimmage. Please note: We do not have “organized ” teams. Each week the groups will change based on attendance, so we break each group into 2 teams for scrimmage play.

This program is for kids between the ages of 4 to 15 who would like to try hockey in a fun, relaxed atmosphere! Players will be broken into 3 groups (4,5,6 year olds – 7,8,9 year olds and 10+). All participants are required to have the MINIMUM hockey gear: Skates, Stick, Helmet with cage, and Hockey Gloves.

Preferred equipment would be: Skates, Stick, Helmet with cage,  Hockey Gloves, Neck Guard, Mouth Guard, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Shin Pads, Pants, Socks, and Jersey.

The cost per child is $85.00 for the entire season.  If you would like to purchase a Jackrabbits jersey for your child, there is an additional charge of $38.00 (while quantities last). If a session can’t take place because of weather conditions (too cold, ice slushy, etc.) a partial refund will not be given.

COVID-19 Policy


You will find many COVID-19 safety measures in place at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre such as mandatory masks and COVID-19 immunization verification policies. We sanitize in between programs and separate washrooms and entrances with multiple events for your safety. 

Before you visit

Effective September 3, 2021 , proof of COVID-19 immunization is now required to visit Sturgeon Heights Community Centre. This follows the lead of City of Winnipeg run facilities such as pools and arenas. Everyone entering the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre is required to provide proof of immunization and corresponding photo ID.

Sturgeon Heights Community Centre remains closed to the public but open for select events and programming. 

Individuals that do not show proof of immunization will not be permitted to enter the facility or participate in indoor programming with some exemptions.

Customers are required to bring a piece of government-issued ID to confirm that their identity matches their COVID-19 immunization card.

Face masks are also required. Also, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to not enter our facilities. 

Please do not visit the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre if you:

  • are feeling ill and/or experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose/congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of taste and/or smell, sore muscles not related to overexertion or exercise.
  • have had close contact (within 2 metres) with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if someone in your household has.
  • In the last 14 days, have you returned:
    • From a Canadian province/territory and you have less than two COVID vaccinations or it has been less than two weeks since your second COVID vaccination?
    • From non-essential travel outside Canada

2021/2022 Hockey Registration

SJAMHA online hockey registration is open for the 21-22 season!

Note: Hockey Canada has a new system this year and some additional steps need to be taken when registering this year.

In person/subsidy registration is taking place at Sturgeon Heights CC on Wednesday August 18/21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

In addition, parents who qualify can get up to $500 per youth player in registration fee subsidies from the Hockey Canada Assist Fund.