Hockey Canada making changes for 5&6 year old children

Budding young hockey stars across the country will be playing on smaller ice surfaces next season.

Hockey Canada is making it mandatory for five and six-year-olds to play on half-ice surfaces instead of full-sized rinks, something it's been recommending for more than 30 years.

Some online forums and blogs argue there are kids who are ready for full ice, but an Edmonton dad who volunteers as a coach for initiation hockey, says many kids start the season just learning to balance on skates