RINK HOCKEY ACADEMY WINNIPEG

The RINK Hockey Academy represents an exclusive franchise within the CSSHL. It operates as a Hockey Canada Accredited School for the entire school year, not just the hockey season, distinguishing itself from other academies by offering student-athletes the opportunity to develop both on and off the ice. The academy's integrated approach to individual development and physical care extends beyond team play, fostering an environment conducive to success.

The academy provides players in Manitoba with a comprehensive option for their hockey development. Those who attend the hockey academy can expect the best on-ice, off-ice, and educational services aimed at fostering their growth as both players and individuals.

Players practice four to five times per week, adjusted according to the game schedule, typically featuring weekend or showcase tournaments. RHA student-athletes will be on the ice more, with more skill development, than any other player in Manitoba.

PILLARS OF THE ACADEMY

ACADEMICS COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT CHARACTER

 

Min. Season Games

 

Off-Ice Training Hours

 

Study Hall Hours

 

On-Ice Hours

ACADEMICS

The school day for RHA student-athletes will be adjusted to accommodate their academic and training requirements optimally. Teams will primarily travel and compete at the highest levels across provincial and international borders throughout the entire school year. A designated team liaison from Shaftesbury will be responsible for ensuring that players meet academic standards and are adequately prepared for post-secondary applications and career decisions.

COMPETITION

Players practice four to five times per week, adjusted according to the game schedule, typically featuring weekend or showcase tournaments. RHA student-athletes will be on the ice more, with more skill development, than any other player in Manitoba. RHA Winninpeg currently has six teams; U15, U15 Prep, U17 Prep Red, U17 Prep Black, U18 Prep and Female U18 Prep, all of which compete in the CSSHL.

DEVELOPMENT

The student-athletes participate in on-ice activities daily. Throughout the week, they engage in structured practices and skill development sessions. Each team collaborates closely with its on-ice skills coaches and off-ice performance coaches within the program, alongside educational-resources cover topics such as mental performance, nutritional, recovery, and more.

CHARACTER

Character development is a central focus at the hockey academy, emphasizing the importance of instilling values such as teamwork, integrity, and perseverance alongside on-ice skills. Students grow into well-rounded individuals who carry these principles beyond the rink. Through discipline and dedication, the academy fosters resilience, confidence, and leadership abilities to excel in all aspects of life, producing exceptional individuals both on and off the ice.