Frequently Asked Questions

Mini Guns Skating Camp: 

Week 1 - July 5th - 9th, 2021
Week 2 - July 12th -16th 2021

Development Power Skating Camps | Ages 7-8

Week 1 | July 5th - 9th, 2021
Week 2 | July 12th - 16th, 2021
Week 3 | July 19th - 23rd, 2021

Advanced Power Skating Camps | Ages 9-10

Week 1 | July 5th - 9th, 2021
Week 2 | July 12th - 16th, 2021
Week 3 | July 19th - 23rd, 2021

High Performance Power Skating Camps | Ages 11-12

Week 1 | July 5th - 9th, 2021
Week 2 | July 12th - 16th, 2021
Week 3 | July 19th - 23rd, 2021

Ringette Power Skating Camps

Week 2 | July 12th - 16th, 2021

Mini Guns Skating Camps | Ages 5-6

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th, 2021
Week 6 | August 9th - 13th, 2021
Week 7 | August 16th - 20th, 2021

Development Power Skating Camps | Ages 7-8

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th
Week 5 | *August 3rd - 6th*
Week 6 | August 9th - 13th
Week 7 | August 16th - 20th

Advanced Power Skating Camps | Ages 9-10

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th
Week 5 | *August 3rd - 6th*
Week 6 | August 9th - 13th
Week 7 | August 16th - 20th

High Performance Power Skating Camps | Ages 11-12

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th
Week 5 | *August 3rd - 6th*
Week 6 | August 9th - 13th
Week 7 | August 16th - 20th

Elite Power Skating Camps | Ages 13-15

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th
Week 6 | August 9th - 13th
Week 7 | August 16th - 20th

* Male & Female Only Groups

Ringette Power Skating Camps

Week 4 | July 26th - 30th

Mini Guns:  $345 + GST
Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps (Development to High Performance): $699 + GST
Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps (Elite Male & Female): $725 + GST
Ringette Camp: $529 + GST
*4 Day Camps*: $599.00

Yes, the only way to receive a discount is to take part in our early bird sale which is to save $50.00 on your camp if purchased before December 31st.

REGISTRATION AGREEMENT
In enrolling at the RINK, participant understands that he/she attending the programs and using The Rink and the facilities does so at his/her own risk. The RINK and its owners, employees or agents, shall not be liable for any damage whatsoever arising from any personal injury or property loss sustained by participant with his/her family in or about any programs on the premises. Participants and parents assume full responsibility for all injuries and damages which occur in or about any programs on the premises, He/She does hereby fully and forever release discharged hold harmless The RINK, all associated facilities and its owner, employees, and agents from any and all claims, demands, damages or rights of action, present or future resulting from any person’s participation in any programs or use of the facility. In addition, he/she agree(s) to follow the rules of conduct and play set by the RINK. Failure to do so may result in suspension from participation. Consent: I the undersigned parent or guardian/participant do hereby grant authority to the staff at the RINK to render a judgement concerning medical assistance or hospital care in the event of an accident or illness during my absence. I do hereby authorize The RINK and its assigns to utilize any and all photographs, pictures or other likeness of me or anyone assigned guardianship to me, as they deem appropriate in its promotional materials or team films.

PRIVACY POLICY
It is the policy of the RINK that personal information, such as your name, personal postal and email address, or personal telephone number is private and confidential. Because your privacy is important to us, the RINK maintains privacy policies to protect your personal information. 

The Information We Collect:
Personal Information: Personal information, such as your name, personal postal and email address, or other personal information is collected only when you voluntarily provide it. Such information is received when you register on the site. The personal information you provide to us is forwarded only to the person or department equipped to handle your request and is used only to respond to your inquiry. Personal information will not be sold to any third parties.
Photos:  From time to time we will have general hockey photos taken and collected of players and goalies.  The RINK reserves the right to display and download photos to the website photo library, as determined by the management of the RINK. 

POLICY REVISION
Any changes to the RINK privacy policy will be promptly communicated.  Policy changes will not alter how we handle previously submitted personal information.

Serious injury, for the purpose of the RINK, means injury, or sickness, serious enough to prevent participation. Minor ailments like a cold will not result in a credit of any sort. The medical condition must prevent participation. All injury/sickness credit requests must be made formally by letter and accompanied by a formal letter from the attending doctor.

AT-CAMP INJURIES
The RINK does not provide refunds or credits for lost participation due to injury at camp. Athletes attending are expected to be in superior, athletic condition in order to mitigate this risk.
On a concluding note, the RINK would like attending athletes and families to understand the following predicament when formulating this strict policy.

The RINK camp structure is renowned around the Western Canada. Most camps accept as many registrations as possible. They want to maximize their revenue. At the RINK, we have a different approach. Our approach is to provide attending athletes with one of the most significant development experiences of their lives. To do this, we must have great integrity in the structure of our camp. Each progression has a fixed registration number and coach/athlete ratio. Each year we place many prospective registrants onto wait lists due to the demand of the program. Since we turn potential registrants away, to preserve the camp structure and ratios, we have no method of recovering lost revenue due to cancellations.
We believe that we have put together the premiere player-development experience in the world. This has been achieved, in part, through the integrity of our structure and programming.

We would ask that you do not register if you are not in agreement with this refund policy.

The camps in Kelowna take place at the Rutland Twin Arena

The Rutland Twin Arena
645 Dodd Road
Kelowna, BC 

All of the sessions for the camps in Winnipeg take place in the Gateway Recreation Centre.

Gateway Recreation Centre
1717 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, MB

All of the Edge of Excellence Camps Powered by the RINK are specifically directed at improving a skater’s explosive skating in all of the following areas:

  • Leg strength
  • Leg quickness
  • Leg flexibility
  • Trunk or core stability
  • Balance
  • Skating technique

PLEASE CONTACT THE RINK @ 204-489-7465 OR INFO@THERINK.CA REGARDING TYPICAL DAY SCHEDULES FOR 2020 AS A RESULT OF NEW COVID PROTOCOLS. THANKS!

With the exception of the Mini Guns camp which is a 5 day am camp, all of the other Edge of Excellence camps are a 5 day full-day camp.

On the first day, each player will have their skating videotaped and their skating will be analyzed by our coaches and recorded. 

Each day the player will get 2 1/2 hours ON ICE where they work on various skating techniques, and 2 hours of OFF-ICE.  The OFF-ICE session concentrates on resistance training, quick feet drills and core plyometrics, through a 1 hour session of simulated skating and video, and a 1 hour shooting and stick handling during the skills class. 

Throughout the week, there will also be an ice sessions where the skaters will skate in front of a projection screen.  On the last day there will be a review and scrimmage game.

Camp schedules will be sent out via email two weeks prior to your camp starting. Please look for an email from info@therink.ca.

The Mini Guns camps are for players ages 5 & 6, born between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2014. 

The Edge of Excellence Camps Powered by the RINK are for players ages 7 to 17.  The groups will be divided according to years of birth and into groups of ages 8 & 9, 10 & 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 17.  

The Kelowna & Winnipeg Ringette Camp is for players ages 8 to 17. The skaters will be divided in 2 age groups, ages 8 to 11 and 12 to 17.

The Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps Powered by the RINK are not goalie specific camps, but goalies will still benefit from our skating camps and are welcome to participate in the skating drills and be in the net for the drills that require a goalie. 

Yes, we can accommodate ringette players in the Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps Powerered by the RINK.  The skating drills will be the same for hockey players as well as ringette players, however during the stick drills, the ringette players will be using a ring instead of a puck.  

If you would like to sign up your ringette player for a Edge of Excellence Power Skating camp, please comment in the notes of the registration that she is a ringette player. 

We limit each group to 20 players.  There is still a lot of individual attention between the players and instructors in the ON-ICE as well as the OFF-ICE sessions.  

The Player to Coach ratio will be 5:1.

Yes, we will do our best to accommodate these kinds of requests.   The groups are assigned closer to the camp start date.  

Requests can be made in the notes section of the registration form, or please email your request to info@therink.ca prior to May 22, 2021.

Once the camp is full, a waiting list will be activated.  Please contact info@therink.ca to be registered on the waiting list and should a spot open up, we will contact you.

Full equipment will be worn for the On-Ice sessions.  Please ensure that the skates are sharp.  A 5/8” radius of hollow is recommended, which is a flatter hollow than the typical 3/8” sharpening.  

We will be using pucks, so please make sure to bring a stick each day and if possible, bring an older second stick to be used for the Off-Ice stickhandling and shooting sessions.

For Off-Ice workouts, please make sure you bring shorts, an extra pair of dry socks, a T-shirt and running shoes. The running shoes should have good support and should be well cushioned in the sole and heel for jumping exercises.

Do not leave valuables in the locker room or at the rink, Edge of Excellence is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Snacks and lunch are not provided.  Please pack plenty of snack items and a water bottle.  Please label the lunch bags, water bottles and other items.

Each skater will be provided with an Edge of Excellence jersey on the first day of camp.  The jerseys do fit smaller, please take this in consideration when registering your child.  Should you have ordered the wrong size, there will be extras, but in limited supply.

Yes.  Please look for the merchandise table at the camps. 

 Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport  

 

01/01/2021 - 03/31/2021

04/01/2021 - 06/30/2021

07/1/2021 - 09/30/2021

10/01/2021 -12/31/2021

Standard Room

One King or Double Queen

 

$119.00

 

$129.00

 

$169.00

 

$129.00

 Hampton Inn and Suites Kelowna Airport

 

01/01/2021 - 03/31/2021

04/01/2021 - 06/30/2021

07/1/2021 - 09/30/2021

10/01/2021 -12/31/2021

Standard Room

One King or Double Queen

 

$109.00

 

$119.00

 

$159.00

 

$119.00

On the first day, each player will have their skating videotaped and their skating will be analyzed by our coaches and recorded.  Each player’s personal video will contain an analysis of their skating with voice-over and telestrator markings by the coaches doing the analysis. 

Please allow 4 weeks for the coaches to complete the videos. 

The videos can be viewed on-line, and you will receive an email that will contain a password and link to the video. 

The email will be sent to the email address you provided us with when you registered.  Please contact us if your email address has changed or if you have not received your video after 4 weeks and we will try to get the video out to you as soon as possible.

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