The RINK Hockey Corp., based out of Winnipeg, MB, is expanding its operation in Kelowna, B.C. with the opening of a new facility focused towards providing more resources and amenities to all athletes in Kelowna and the surrounding area. The facility will serve as a hub for both RINK Kelowna, focused on skill development and hockey programs, and the RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna and its student-athletes who call Kelowna home during the school year. The facility will feature a new gym and offices amongst other upgrades and is located at 716 Adams Court, offering athletes and clients a prime location with easy access from all regions of the Okanagan. The facility is set to open March 2021 enabling current RHA Kelowna teams to operate out of the facility and put it to the test in the midst of a truly unique and challenging season.
“This is the first step of many,” said RINK CEO Brad Rice. “We are ecstatic to open the new facility as it will provide a home base for our athletes and staff as well as further elevate our ability to deliver world-class sport school experience and hockey programming. We will continue to invest in the development of athletes of all ages and skill levels in the area by providing them access to any and all resources they may need to succeed within the sport.”
The facility has several key features which are focused on improving the athlete’s experience as well as provide a home base for RINK Kelowna staff and RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna coaches and personnel.
Off-Ice Training Gym with Change Rooms
The gym will feature a multitude of training areas with state-of-the-art equipment allowing RINK Testify Performance to further integrate a data-driven approach to managing the performance of all RHA Kelowna teams.
Athletic Therapy & Treatment Area
The treatment area will feature a number of treatments beds with privacy to provide athletic therapy to athletes in our programs as well as elevating the level of care and maintenance student athletes receive throughout the duration of the season.
Off-Ice Skills Area
The skills area will have separate shooting bays filled with targets and training tools to allow multiple facets of puck skills to be worked on at once.
Outdoor Activity Space
The outdoor space will allow for multi-sport training as well as a larger area for our athletes to complete their training as weather permits.
Three Classroom/Video Rooms
The classrooms will primarily be used for team meetings, seminars, video sessions, team building and study hall.
Administrative and Coaches Offices
The offices will provide the RINK Kelowna and RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna staff a year-round home base to operate out of. The offices will further enhance the RINK Kelowna’s ability to deliver world-class programs and camps to clients in the Kelowna area and broader Okanagan region.
“The RINK Kelowna is excited to further be involved the hockey community in the Okanagan region and has more exciting news and developments to be announced in the near future all with the goal of strengthening the development of athletes in the area.” Ryan Cyr, President of the RINK.
MORE ABOUT RINK KELOWNA
RINK Kelowna is focused on delivering skill development in Kelowna and aims to provide camps, programs, and more to athletes in the Okanagan region. RINK Kelowna will also serve as the skill development team for all 6 of the RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna teams.
MORE ABOUT RINK HOCKEY ACADEMY KELOWNA
The RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna, formerly the POE Hockey Academy, is a world-class hockey experience focused on developing 360-degree Student Athletes through unrivaled training, coaching, programs, and resources. The RINK Hockey Academy is designed to build skills for hockey and values for life. RHA Kelowna is a proud member of the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). RHA Kelowna currently has teams in the U15, U15 Prep, U16 Prep, U17 Prep, U18 Prep, and U18 Prep Female divisions.
ABOUT THE RINK HOCKEY CORP.
The RINK Hockey Corp. is a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada based company founded in 2009 by people passionate about a unique approach to skill development and the game of hockey. This team includes Brad Rice, Tina Jones, Mike Keane, and Ryan Cyr. The company owns and operates the RINK Training Centre (located at 57 South Landing Dr.) and its respective Player and Goalie Development divisions, as well as the RINK Testify Performance whose focus is sports-science and data-driven training. The RINK Hockey Corp. also owns and operates the RINK Hockey Academy, with locations in both Winnipeg, MB and Kelowna, BC, which delivers student athletes a world-class education-based hockey experience. The RINK Hockey Corp. prides itself on delivering development to all ages and skill levels while upholding a culture that fosters love for the game of hockey. The RINK Hockey Corp. will continue to invest in being the home of hockey development and pursue their passion for the game we all know and love.