Pathway Skates serve as essential preparation for the upcoming evaluations. They are non-graded sessions designed to help players get ready for the evaluation process. During these skates, players can fine-tune their skills, get comfortable on the ice again and build confidence before the official evaluations begin.

Players across all groups will be assigned to specific pathway groups. The Age Group Coordinator will communicate pathway groups, along with their corresponding evaluation times in late August. Note: Pathway skates will start the first week of September (after the Labour Day weekend).

Evaluations Skates Timeline

  • U7: September 21-22
  • U9: September 7-15
  • U11: September 7-21
  • U13: September 8-22
  • U15: September 14-29
  • U18: September 21-October 4
  • Non-Body Contact evaluations will begin prior to Body Contact this season.


It is important to note that for the U15 and U18 age groups, even if a player initially registered for Body Contact, they may be required to start the season in a Non-Body Contact Knight Cup evaluation. After the Knights Cup evaluations for Non-Body Contact are completed, players may be moved up to participate in the Knights Cup – Body Contact evaluations. The full evaluation manual will be posted in the next few weeks for your review.