Thursday, 12 October 2017

How to Put on Your Hockey Equipment

Hey everyone,

Here is a great video for your child to view to remind him/her how to get dressed into their hockey equipment. It will take some time to master this if they are new to hockey. The quicker they get dressed, the more hockey time their will get!

How to Get Dressed in Hockey Gear

Here's another super fast video. The only thing that it is missing is the Jock because it is attached to the long underwear.

How to get dressed

The Season Begins!

I have had many excited hockey players asking when we are finally going to get on the ice! The schedule is as follows:

October 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10

Bus Pick-Up from School: 11:35 am
Ice Time: 12:40 - 1:40
School Drop off: 2:20 pm

All practices take place at the MTS Bell Iceplex. You are very welcome to come watch and cheer on your child whenever you can! The coaches ask that all family and visitors wait in the foyer and stands. Please stay out of the change rooms as they are very busy and for the privacy of all the children. If you let me know that you are coming I will make sure that your child changes quickly and comes to say hello and get some hugs!

Please remember that all students should have a change of clothes for hockey. Long underwear or tights work best under hockey equipment. Please label all pieces. These clothes should be brought home everyday after hockey, and please have them washed and ready for hockey the next week.

If you haven't signed up for Remind yet, please send me an email and I will send you the link.

Amanda Havixbeck

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Equipment Fitting

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 28th 2017), all WJHA students from Stevenson will be going to the Bell MTS Iceplex to be fitted for equipment. Each student will be assigned a bag and we will being the equipment back to the school. We will keep the equipment in our special hockey room attached to the large lunch room.

We will be picked up by a school bus at 12:00 pm and will be fed lunch at the Iceplex. We will be back around 2:30.

Students are encouraged to bring a book or colouring for while they are waiting for their turn.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Fan Fest!

What a fun day! When we arrived at the Bell MTS Iceplex, the lights were dimmed and blue lights were lighting up posters of the Winnipeg Jets. Some of the players were on the ice doing drills! Our first activity was a room that was filled with inflatable games; bouncers, slides, obstacle courses and jousting!

Next we got to upstairs in the "Press Box" restaurant for a delicious lunch! I was impressed that so many students were excited for their veggies! I think broccoli and carrots might have been the favourite!

Unfortunately we didn't have time for any more activities. Time flies when you are having fun!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to the returning hockey players this season and a very warm welcome to our new hockey players this year! I am so excited for the hockey season to start again!

If you have not returned your package of forms, please do so immediately because I need those permission forms for your child to attend Fan Fest this Friday.

Fan Fest is a special party for fans of the Winnipeg Jets held at the Bell MTS Iceplex! There will be games and activities and guest appearances by mascots and alumni. This is put on by the True North Youth Foundation. They will also be providing the students with a healthy lunch.

We will be leaving the school at 12:15 and will return by about 2:30. Since we are leaving after the school's scheduled lunch time, it would be a good idea to send a few snacks with your child that day so they aren't too hungry.

I have had a few questions about when hockey starts. I don't know the exact date at the moment. I will keep you posted as soon as I find out. It will be starting in October.

Monday, 15 May 2017

The End of a Great Season!

Last Thursday we had our very last skate! For some it was sad, for some it was relief, for some there were questions about when we will get back on the ice??!!

A huge thank you goes out to the many patient and encouraging coaches and volunteers!! And of course the True North Youth Foundation for providing the opportunity for our students to participate in such a great program, feed us healthy food and all the fun and generous little extras we have been given.

The students cleaned out their hockey bags and returned all their equipment. They were given their jerseys and socks to keep!

This Thursday will be the last day of the WJHA program this school year. We will all be going to Camp Manitou for the day! They will feed us lunch and a snack and guide us through a whole bunch of fun activities. Please check the weather and dress you child in appropriate clothing. All students will also need to bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.

Keep your eye open for pictures on our Instagram account!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Some days are like that....

Have you ever read "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst?

Our last hockey practice kind of felt that way. One of our school buses was late which meant we were late to eat and late to get on the ice, some equipment didn't seem to fit, some drills seemed harder than usual and we had a lot of grumpy hockey players.

Some days are like that.

If your child has a rough day at hockey, remember to help them to drink lots of water, get plenty of rest, eat a healthy meal, and give them lots of hugs and encouragement! Everyone has a rough day at practice once in a while, even the pros!