History of the Program The Hockey Experience - Equipment Lending Program initially started in the winter of 2012, thanks to $10,000.00 worth of hockey equipment won in an essay writing competition during the Town's run at becoming Kraft Hockeyville!
Kraft & Bauer supplied 30 hockey bags, hockey sticks, pants, elbow pads, shin pads, shoulder pads, and helmets. To complete the inventory of necessary equipment for kids to take part in the game, Rosthern Recreation applied for and received a Program Grant from KidSport Saskatchewan. The $1,500.00 received was enough to supply each participant with a neck protector, jock, practice jersey and socks. This leaves only a pair of skates to be purchased by the participant’s family.
The equipment is given out on a yearly basis and returned at the end of the season. Any worn out equipment is replaced and purchased by Rosthern Recreation through available Sask Lotteries funding.