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Canadian Blind Hockey - Summer Development Camp

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Culture, Sport & Recreation Programs
Location

Scotiabank Pond Arena
57 Carl Hall Road
Toronto ON M3K 2E2
Canada

The sixth annual Canadian Blind Hockey Summer Development Camp takes place in Toronto from July 23 to 28, 2019.

For the first time ever, the 2019 camp is open to all Blind Hockey players in Canada featuring Children, Youth, Open, and National Team Divisions. 

There will be plenty of opportunities for interaction - combined training with athletes from all divisions. Players at the Development Camp will have the opportunity to be mentored by members of the 2018 National Team. 

In addition to the Development Camp, Canadian Blind Hockey is hosting the first ever Canadian National Blind Hockey Team Selection Camp as top athletes from across the country vie for a spot on the 2019 – 2020 Canadian National Blind Hockey Team. Team Canada will then compete versus Team USA at the 2019 Eastern Regional Blind Hockey Tournament in Ottawa this fall. 

Camp registration fee: $650

Registration includes: 

  • Four night’s double accommodation at Montecassino hotel
  • Lunch, Dinner on Wednesday; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Thursday through Saturday; Breakfast on Sunday
  • Transportation to and from YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport 
  • 10 hours of ice time reserved for Development Camp athletes 
  • Off ice Hockey 101 instructional sessions in proper hockey specific training
  • Off ice Hockey specific dry land workouts 
  • Mentoring sessions on education, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship 
  • Saturday Night Camp Closing Party 
  • Camp T-shirt & Welcome Bag
  • One fantastic week!

Local participant stay at home option: 
For Toronto area players who wish to stay at home, the discounted registration fee is $350, however your registration only includes on ice practice sessions and the Camp Banquet dinner on the Saturday night. 

All participants are required to organize and pay for their own travel to and from camp. Any participants who would like to attend but cannot due to financial barriers are encouraged to contact Matt Morrow, Executive Director, Canadian Blind Hockey, mattmorrow@blindicehockey.com.

Necessary Skills/Experience:
Skating ability is a prerequisite skill. Participants must be able to skate around the arena independently and be able to stop without using the boards. 

No hockey experience or skills are necessary. We anticipate a wide range of skills and abilities and will be adjusting the curriculum and grouping of participants as such. Anyone who has participated in previous Canadian Blind Hockey programming including the National Blind Hockey Tournament, National Youth Summer Camp, or ASRAB Challenge is eligible. 

Registration deadline: Friday, July 5. Space is limited. For more information or to register, email lucademontis@blindicehockey.com.

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