North Vancouver School District
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Hockey Skills Academy

Located at Windsor Secondary, Grades 8 - 12

The Hockey Skills Academy is scheduled for both Day 1 and Day 2. Students are placed in their class by the Hockey Skills Academy and Windsor Secondary.

In partnership with N/C Hockey Group, the academy is licensed by Hockey Canada as a Hockey Skills Academy.  This co-ed program provides for the participation of all students regardless of their hockey experience and takes place at North Shore Ice Sports (2411 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, BC).  

The Hockey Skills Academy is an athlete-centered program aimed at developing the whole athlete.  The goal is to enhance a player's confidence and self-esteem while giving them opportunities beyond the secondary school system. The framework of the Hockey Skills Academy consists of following the national instructional curriculum as set out by Hockey Canada and in compliance with the BC Ministry of Education's Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Physical Education. Students earn their grade-equivalent P.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.  

Click here to view the 2018 Hockey Skills Academy flyer.

Please note: transportation to and from the Academy is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

How to apply

Academy registration for the 2018-2019 school year has closed and many academies are full to capacity for this school year.

If your student is interested in enrolling in an academy, please email to inquire as to whether or not there are any spaces available. We are not accepting wait-list candidates at this point in the school year.

Registration information for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted on the website prior to the Enhanced Programs Night, which will take place at Sutherland Secondary School on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019  from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


A total of 78 spots will be available (66 skaters and 12 goalies).

Priority 1 - Returning students

Priority 2 - Waitlisted students from previous year

Priority 3 - Lottery for remaining players.

If necessary, student selection for the Hockey Skills Academy will be determined by a lottery in a manner consistent with the Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to School.  Note: Those players not selected via the lottery will be placed on a waitlist.


Total cost for the Hockey Skills Academy will be as follows per school year:

  • Hockey Skills Academy $2,200 program fee per school year
  • Goalies to pay $1,500 program fee per school

Please see the Hockey Skills Academy Application Form 2018/19 package linked above for more detailed information about fee deadlines and monthly payments.

The first payment confirms placement in the academy and is non-refundable. It is due on or before June 1, 2018. If a family chooses to pay in installments, this must be set up for automatic withdrawal prior to June 1, 2018 with the first payment due September 1, 2018 and then on the first of each month through May 2019. Information for payment will be included in the acceptance package. An additional course fee of approximately $925 may apply to out-of-district students. Non-payment or late payment of fees may incur a penalty and/or result in loss of placement in the academy.

A medical form will be required prior to participation in September 2018.


Please contact:

Steve Martin
Counsellor, Windsor Secondary School

Cam Kerr

Director, NC Hockey Group

Michael Kee
District Principal