The Sports Village is proud to be hosting the Canadian School of Hockey Officiating’s Referee Summer Camp. This camp, running August 21 – 24, allows participants to physically and mentally prepare for the 2017-18 hockey season. There are five program levels so it is easy to find a Program that suits your experience level!

Senior Refresher: For senior officials preparing for the season – A more comprehensive Program than the standard Hockey Canada clinic.

Best Ever: For seasoned officials aiming for the highest levels of minor hockey. Complete your Level 3 upgrade here.

Adult Competitive Edge: For adults with house league experience looking to officiate at rep levels.

Junior Development: For youth entering their second or third year as a referee.

Quick Start: For individuals with no hockey referee experience.

The “Ref School” is open to those 16 years of age and older. For more information and registration details, please log on to www.REFSCHOOL.COM.

Qiqihar Randy Ice Hockey Team

The Sports Village is honoured to play host to the Qiqihar Randy Ice Hockey Team from September 5 to October 31. Located in Qiqihar, China, and founded in 2002, the team has become the most powerful women’s club team in China, and has 9 former national team members on its roster. They will be practicing daily and playing a 20 game schedule with 10 games at The Sports Village at the Midget AA level. This competition, and other programs like this, are designed to strengthen China’s ice hockey program in advance of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. A game schedule will be on the OWHA website. For more information, contact Sports Village Manager, Special Programs, Mel Raskin at Raskin@sportsvillage.ca or at 905-738-7574, ext. 226.

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