Hockey Canada has teamed up with the Calgary Catholic School District to offer an exciting optional program for students. This program is offered both at the junior high and high school level and is also being piloted at the elementary level in select schools. Boys and girls have the opportunity to learn hockey skills, leadership, teamwork and fitness during the school day. Bishop Grandin is very excited to be offering the Hockey Canada program for our students.
These programs are run by certified teachers with extensive hockey backgrounds. Hockey Canada supplies resources and training to our teachers which gives students an amazing advantage as they develop their hockey skills. Students have on-ice training up to twice a week with one off-ice training session as well.
About the Program
On Ice 2-3 times per week and in the classroom/weight room 2-3 times per week.
On Ice: Fundamental Skills (skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling, checking)
Off Ice: Weight room training. Classroom topics such as Nutrition, Leadership, Sports Training, Anatomy/Physiology.
5 Single Credit Courses (CTS) are covered, in the category of Sports Performance.
Students from Hockey/Sports Performance 15 (Grade 10) will have the prerequisites to enter Hockey/Sports Performance 25, or regular Sports Performance 25 (Grade 11).
Frequently Asked Questions
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- What time and where are the ice sessions?
8:45-9:45 at Rose Kohn Arena. Students return to school for TA at 10:24 am.
- What do the students do with their hockey equipment?
Bishop Grandin leases a storage room at Rose Kohn Arena which has a key code in allowing parents to have access any time of day.
- Is this a hockey team?
No it is not. Students play on their own community teams and work on skill development during school ice sessions.
- What is the difference between Junior High Hockey programs and Senior High Hockey programs?
A. At the High School level, the hockey program is based on CTS Credits, therefore, a number of classroom topics must be covered.
B. Courses in Sr. High run for one semester only. Students will only be in the hockey program from September – January.
C. Ice sessions may look very similar to Jr. High Skills Academies.
Do Goalies receive instruction?
Yes. Instructors from World Pro Goaltending work with our goalies 1-2 times per week.
How does it work with different skill levels on the ice?
- A. Students can perform most drills at their speed. All players need work on fundamentals, but different players work at different speeds.
B. For some drills, skill groups are separated so students are working within a closer range of ability levels.
- What is the cost?
Answer: $600.00 total. $100 deposit in the spring. $250 by Oct 1. $250 by Nov 1