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Hockey Skills Academy

About the Hockey Skills Academy

In partnership with N/C Hockey Group, the North Vancouver School District opened a Hockey Skills Academy at École Windsor Secondary School in 2004. The Academy's program is licensed by Hockey Canada as a Hockey Skills Academy. This co-ed program provides for the participation of all students, male and female, regardless of their hockey experience.

The Hockey Skills Academy is an athlete-centred 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 Hockey Skills Academy program has developed and is proving to be an extremely positive experience for students. With the coordination of secondary school timetables in the North Vancouver School District, the program is accessible to students outside the Windsor School catchment area.

The program consists of the Hockey Skills curriculum as set out by Hockey Canada and the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C Ministry of Education. Students earn their grade level P.H.E. credit upon successful completion of the program. Leadership opportunities are available by request/invitation to senior students.

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Who can Participate

The Hockey Skills Academy is open to students in Grades 8-12.

Selection Process

The total number of spots available in the program depends on the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

Priority 1: Returning students

Priority 2: Wait-listed students from the previous year

Priority 3: Lottery for remaining students consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools


Classes are held at Windsor Secondary and North Shore Ice Sports.

Schedule to be determined.

* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian.


The total cost for the Hockey Skills Academy is $2,460 for the 2021/22 school year. The fee is $1,680 for a goalie, or siblings in the program.

Deposit: To confirm a student's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2021/22 school year, a non-refundable deposit of $246 ($168 for goalie/sibling) is required by the deadline stated in acceptance letters​. Please Note: Non-payment by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the remaining balance in full or set up instalments any time between the offer of acceptance​ ​and August 2021 through School Cash Online. Please Note: Failure to pay the balance in full or set up instalments by the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal from the Academy.

*An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to out-of-district students.

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Ready to Apply?

New and returning academy students must complete the online application via School Cash Online. Applications will be accepted from January 18, 2021 to February 21, 2021.

International students can contact to apply.

Out-of-district applicants can contact to receive an application link.




If you have any questions about our Hockey Skills Academy, please contact 

We look forward to hearing from you!