Hockey Lessons for Kids with Autism

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 living with Autism. 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 9th, 2022 to June 11th, 2022 from 2:15pm to 3:15pm at the West Vancouver Arena. Program cost is $199 per player. An optional equipment package is available until March 25th for an additional $225 (see below for more information).


Registration opens on March 10th, 2022 and closes on April 1st, 2022.

Registration opens at 8am for West Vancouver residents, and at 10am everyone is welcome tor register.


Optional Hockey Equipment Package (available until March 25, 2022)

We are offering a $225 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 opportunity to buy the equipment package will be given at the time of registration.

The equipment program is facilitated by our supplier Larry's Sports. The included gear is illustrated below. It does not include a neck guard and protective undergarments (jock or jill). Once registered, you will be notified of a date and time to visit Larry's Sports to be outfitted with hockey gear.

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.