HOCKEY PROGRAM ADVANTAGE
Grade 9 and 10 students have the opportunity to hit the ice an average of twice a week in this skills development course. Students will engage in the locally developed Hockey 10 and Hockey Canada Skills Development curriculum which allows every student to develop and improve skating, passing, puck handling and shooting skills. On the days that the students are not on the ice they are scheduled into their physical education classes. The on-ice portion of the course runs from September to the end of April at Walter Murray and October to the end of March at Bedford Road. The months preceding and following the ice sessions will be dedicated to out-of-season training opportunities that will complement hockey-specific health and fitness. Grade 10 students who are successful in completing the course will receive a Hockey 10 credit.
The Hockey Program is open to male and female students in Grades 9 and 10. The program is open to students of all skill levels; beginning players and the elite come to the program to develop or hone their skills with top-notch instruction.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AND COST
Students will bring their personal hockey equipment for use during on-ice sessions. The program will transport the equipment back to the school and provide safe storage during the school day. The cost of participating in the Hockey Program is $300 at Walter Murray. This cost covers ice rental, insurance, transportation of equipment, and a program jersey and hockey socks. The cost of participation at Bedford Road is $200, which includes ice rental, insurance, hockey socks, and transportation of students. As well, program jerseys will be provided for students to use for the year.
Students interested in enrolling in the Hockey Academy can apply with their registration at either Bedford Road
or Walter Murray