Women’s Para hockey of Canada will be hosting a three-day Para hockey Home Grassroots Virtual Camp from 5-7 February for girls and women across Canada interested in taking up the sport.
More than 55 participants are expected to take part in the camp and have received free supply kits in the mail with everything they will need to fully engage in player development sessions, including sticks, picks, pucks, golf balls, tennis balls, jerseys, water bottles, and more.
The virtual sessions will be led by members of Canada’s national women’s Para ice hockey team and participants will be split into junior and intermediate levels. These sessions will feature topics such as stickhandling, equipment maintenance, mental skills training, fitness and performance and fireside chats with national team members. French translation will be made available for all sessions, and Saturday’s Hot Stove Session will be live streamed on the programme’s Facebook page for the public to watch.
Participants are being encouraged to share their virtual camp experiences on social media using the #ParaIceHockey and #HockeyIsHers hashtags.
This is another major step forward in developing Women’s Para hockey of Canada, which began in 2006 with just a handful of volunteers. The program now has nearly 150 registered participants across the country and holds more than 15 events per year, attracting major donors and sponsors.