According to the Canadian Press, the 46 hockey players who attended team Canada's orientation camp in men's hockey practiced after all on Monday. They just did not practice on the ice as in past years, but played ball hockey at Calgary's Markin McPhail Arena instead.
Team Canada was forced to change their approach after the insurance costs were just too high for Hockey Canada to cover.
Watching the team first hand, head coach Mike Babcock was still able to put together some very productive practice sessons together and look at various line combinations even though players were not skating on the ice.
Sidney Crosby played with Patrick Sharp and Chris Kunitz, while Jonathan Toews played with Rick Nash and Eric Staal.
"It was more of a run, jog, walk through the systems that the coaches expect us to play once the Olympics start. It was pretty clear just getting the chance to run through all of it and I think if you asked the coaches, we accomplished a lot today."
Team Canada will have another similar session on Tuesday before the team departs on Wednesday.