On average how much do you think you spend? Including, equipment, fees, hotel stays for tournaments etc.? One study a couple of years ago showed Canadians spending about $953 a year. The high cost has resulted in about 1/3 of Canadian kids staying out of organized sports.
In a recent interview Wayne Gretzky admitted the high cost of playing hockey “is a crisis”. It’s not just how much more expensive it is when he played for ice time and team fees but the equipment is so technologically advanced compared to the wood hockey sticks he played with as a kid.
Fortunately there are great organizations like Jump Start that help families with the cost.
Comment below and let me know what you pay or have paid in the past.