Hockey Lessons for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
West Vancouver Minor Hockey is committed to reducing barriers to hockey. In partnership with the District of West Vancouver, and with financial support from Enhance West Van, our Hockey for Autism program introduces the wonderful game of hockey to kids on the autism spectrum. The program's goal is to teach the basic skills required to play hockey and to help kids gain the comfort and confidence to consider registering for minor hockey. We believe this program will be rewarding for all its participants, including our U18 volunteer on-ice assistants.
This is an introductory program open to kids aged 5-13. All levels of skill and experience are welcome.
The program will run on Saturdays from April 22nd, 2023 to June 10th, 2023 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm at the West Vancouver Arena. Program cost is $199 per player. An optional equipment package is available until April 10th for an additional $250 (see below for more information).
For boys and girls aged 5-13
Professional coaches & trained volunteers
All ice times at West Vancouver Arena
$199 Registration Fee
Hockey equipment available
Registration closes on April 20th, 2023.
Optional Hockey Equipment Package (available until April 10, 2023)
We are offering a $250 equipment package for players in need of hockey equipment. Please note that the offer is for the complete package only. It is not possible to purchase individual items as part of this offering.
The equipment program is facilitated by our supplier Larry's Sports. To purchase the equipment, please call Larry's Sports and make an appointment to be fitted. The included gear is illustrated below. It does not include a neck guard and protective undergarments (jock or jill).
Not included but required equipment
We thank the District of West Vancouver, Enhance West Van, and the Canucks Autism Network for their contributions to this program.