Score Big This Hockey Season #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ 11/07

| October 17, 2016 | 68 Comments

When you start hearing about about skates, helmets and tournaments – oh my, it must be hockey season! My son started playing house league hockey when he was 5 years old and stopped when he was 15. My husband also volunteered as an assistant coach and helped the players improve their hockey skills while having fun on the ice. Any parent that has a child play hockey at an early age can relate to those strenuous 6 am practices on the weekends. My husband and I certainly don’t miss them nor getting up so early!




Between driving our son to endless practices and games, organizing fundraisers, and maintaining his equipment, there’s no denying that being a hockey parent is a busy, but also a tremendously rewarding job. The team camaraderie was infectious and seeing my son’s determination on the ice was priceless. Notwithstanding, the bonding he made with his teammates and laughs parents had at the rink!

These are great tips to prepare for the hockey season to make sure it’s the best one ever:

1) Develop a routine: Because the hockey season is so busy, establishing a scheduled routine is key. This includes making time for homework between school and practice, ensuring the hockey bag is packed ahead of time and coordinating carpool schedules. Pro tip: create a check-list for your child to follow so they can learn to manage their own time and ensure they’re well prepared to hit the ice. 

2) Banish smelly gear: It’s always surprising how such a big smell can come from a small kid! Hockey equipment is bound to collect sweat when your kid is skating their heart off on the ice so make sure you stop odors before they start.  First, air out all equipment after each use.  Do not – I repeat, do not – leave everything in a zipped up hockey bag! Second, regularly wash items that can be machine washed. Pro tip: Use a detergent that’s up to the challenge such as OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent and Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks – they are my go-to favourites!




3) Maintain a positive attitude: The number one goal (pun intended!) for your child during hockey season should be to have fun. Whether it’s a “win” or “lose” in the end, each game teaches your child how to work as a team and participate in friendly competition. These important life values are the true prize at the end of the season!

4) Get to know your fellow hockey parents: Creating a network of other parents can add a fun social element to the experience for you. Plus, it’s a great way to stay connected and easily be able to coordinate carpools and call-in a last minute favour if you can’t make a practice.

5) Make some memories: Your before hockey advice and after hockey breakfast runs are the stuff memories are made of. Pro Tip: Create a pre or post hockey tradition for you and your son or daughter to share!

What are your tips for surviving the hockey season?

Church and Dwight Hockey Giveaway




To help ensure you’re ready, we are giving away some great hockey season essentials for at home and on the road games:

  • OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks
  • Arm & HammerTM Baking Soda
  • Arm & HammerTM SpinbrushTM battery powered toothbrush The Ultimate Spider-Man TM
  • OrajelTM Spider-ManTM Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste

 The ARV of this prize package is $35!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 7th, 2016.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Becky Best says:

    My tip for surviving hockey season, is having easy to grab and go snacks available! Also, using a slow cooker so supper is ready when you get home! πŸ™‚

  2. Lee-Ann S says:

    We luckily don’t deal with hockey season but we have race season instead and I use lots of charcoal to control smells in shoes.

  3. Wendy Jensen says:

    My tip for surviving the hockey season is to get some earplugs!

  4. My tips are to take your daily vitamins and have fun!

  5. Sara Muzzatti says:

    Always be prepared πŸ™‚

  6. Tara Betterley says:

    I survive with lots of tea and hot chocolate. I spend an hour a week just trying to organize my hockey week between what arenas, times, transportation and who I can ask for help when I have kids at two different arenas.

  7. Cheryl says:

    My best tip is to stay away!! Sorry not a hockey fan!! lol

  8. Carole Dube says:

    These are perfect for the Hockey season! Hockey equipment could smell really bad! Thanks!

  9. Jonnie says:

    My tips are to go to bed early, buy a Thermos and keep cough drops on hand.

  10. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Warm clothes and hot coffee!

  11. Jennifer P. says:

    My tip is to grow your hockey “family” or “team” by getting to know other parents well enough to pool efforts on driving, picking up coffee, snacks etc.

  12. Jeanna Ladouceur says:

    My tip is being there for them, whether they won or not, support is the most important

  13. Amy C says:

    My tip is to be organized.

  14. Karla Sceviour says:

    Dress warm,very warm!! And make sure everyone,including yourself is getting enough sleep!

  15. Kim K says:

    My tip for hockey season is bring your own drinks and snacks to eat healthier and save on the high concession prices.

  16. Julie bolduc says:

    My tip is get ur man a man cave hehe

  17. Athena says:

    Air out the hockey bag and equipment as soon as you can

  18. sarah alexis says:

    My tips for surviving the season are to stay organised and try not to fall behind!

  19. Doris Calvert says:

    Put bounce or sprinkle with unstoppables for a fresh smelling hockey bag

  20. nicolthepickle- Nicole Graham says:

    Lots of coffee is my best tip.

  21. angela m says:

    My tip is to bring snacks and a warm blanket.

  22. Cheryl says:

    My tip for surviving hockey season is lots of coffee lol

  23. Erinn Lishman says:

    My tip for surviving hockey season is to try your best to get involved and pay attention- it can be a long season if you aren’t interested!

  24. 409cope says:

    My tip is to get everything organized in advance.

  25. Judy Cowan says:

    We don’t do hockey so we don’t have to survive it but I am guessing being organized really helps parents to get through it.

  26. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My tip is to have a big calendar for the hockey schedule to be listed on. That way you can always be prepared before he games.

  27. Dianne G. says:

    My best tip is to get a calendar and put all your activities on it so you can plan rides and to carpool with others when you can.

  28. Brenda Penton says:

    I don’t have kids in hockey. I would suggest getting as much ready the night before and getting an automatic coffee maker for the early morning practices.

  29. Tina L. says:

    My tip is to get lot of rest and dresswarm

  30. l p says:

    sleep whenever you can. thanks

  31. melissa fowers says:

    Coffee Coffee and more coffee!

  32. First of all, we don’t put our kids in hockey πŸ˜‰ Second of all, we leave Canada for the winter for a warmer climate.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  33. Juliee Fitze says:

    Write everything on the calendar and air out the hockey equipment after each game or practice.

  34. Gracie Mc says:

    I sit back and just enjoy watching the games.

  35. Erin Lewis says:

    Lots and lots of odor eliminating and disinfectant spray.

  36. Kathleen Roffey says:

    I don’t have a kid in hockey, we just watch on t.v.

  37. Steph says:

    A warm jacket is the most important thing during hockey season when you are the one watching all the games from the stands!!

  38. Lynda Cook says:

    I have no one in hockey but I would suggest hanging everything to dry after the games and get plenty of rest when possible as there will be a lot of driving to games!

  39. Valerie Gibson says:

    My tip is to wear layers to the arena. It can be really cold sitting there for hours.

  40. Donnas says:

    No one in our household plays hockey, so we sit in front of the television with a cup of hot cocoa.

  41. Mary Warner says:

    Strong coffee and a smile.

  42. Edmond says:

    Oh my gosh, my tip is bring seat cushion for the cold hard bench. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. πŸ™‚

  43. andrea amy says:

    My kids don’t play hockey, but I guess my tip would be organization.

  44. Kim M says:

    We make hockey night a family night with pizza.

  45. Darwin says:

    My tip for surviving hockey season is coffee and good snow tires!

  46. Karen Thaeter says:

    dress warm when going to the arena

  47. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    my tip is to get a good coffee cup for your morning java

  48. Jana Liu says:

    coffee and snacks on hand are a must!

  49. Anne-Marie says:

    We don’t have anyone in hockey, but I would think bringing hot beverages while at the rink would make it enjoyable

  50. janine a says:

    wear lots of layers πŸ™‚

  51. Joshua Spiers says:

    Clean the equipment frequently

  52. Caryn Coates says:

    Lots of coffee, warm clothing and a calendar

  53. lucy k. says:

    Lots of Coffee & warm clothing!

  54. Heather Robertson says:

    Coffee and hot chocolate!

  55. Amber Y says:

    Make breakfasts and snacks that are good for on the go.

  56. dawn Gordon says:

    How I survive hockey season is on my couch with wine!

  57. lori butler says:

    I use a giant white board to write everything down.

  58. Dress warm, drink lots of coffee.

  59. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Warm clothes, butt warmer and hot coffee πŸ™‚

  60. Silvia D says:

    dressing warmly, hot beverages ,everything organized and ready!

  61. travelbuds says:

    If I had kids that played hockey I would ensure I had plenty of hot chocolate and warm clothes.

  62. KellyPC says:

    Beer & wings with my hubby…unless we’re lucky enough to score Leafs tickets!

  63. Heidi c. says:

    Lots of hot chocolate and several clothing layers.

  64. Laurie W. says:

    Coffee…lots and lots of coffee. lol

  65. Carol M says:

    Lots of coffee!

  66. Carina vause says:

    Hot chocolate in a thermos so mom dad & kids can share

  67. Alex Floyd says:

    always beer !! food helps too

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