The 3-4-5 Fun Hockey Program has been around for many years. Since the 1996 – 1997 season, it has been sponsored by the Arcola East Community Association on behalf of all City of Regina Community Associations.
Originally the program had six (6) teams for children (boys and girls) 4, 5 and 6 years old. All the games were played at the Kinsmen arena Saturday afternoons. As the program expanded teams were scheduled one ice time each week, either Saturday or Sunday. Beginning with the 2010 – 2011 season the program moved from Kinsmen to the Staples arena. For the 2012 – 2013 season additional ice times were added at the Mahon arena. For the 2014 – 2015 season additional ice times were added at the Balfour arena.
All ice times now are on Saturdays only.
For the 2002 – 2003 season, the age group was changed to be for 3, 4, and 5 year olds, to coincide with the age change that happened in all age groups throughout Canada.
Over time the league has grown to 32 teams with up to 16 players on each team.
The season starts the first Saturday following the Thanksgiving weekend, and concludes the Saturday in mid to late March (unless that is Easter weekend in which case the season will end one week earlier). There is a break between Christmas and New Years. Each team is provided with 1 hour of ice time (shared with another team) on Saturday each week consisting of about 20 minutes of instruction, followed by a 40 minute scrimmage. After Christmas sometime the 1 hour ice time consists of about 10 minutes of instruction and 50 minutes of scrimmage.
Registration fees cover: