Hockey Academy Info & Registration

Welcome to the Hockey Academy!

FVSD has hired pro hockey player Dion Knelsen as lead instructor of the Hockey Academy. With a 12-year professional career playing in Europe, and a passion for the sport, Dion is looking forward to passing along his knowledge of the game to the next generation.

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We are excited to offer a hockey skill building program for FVSD students!

  • Access to a full set of hockey equipment is required to join.
  • Students of all skill levels are welcome!

This new program will begin on September 12, 2022 and will focus on individual skills and character development. Sessions will take place during the school day at the High Level and La Crete arenas. Program frequency, group size, and duration are subject to change and will vary based on the number of registrants. 

Fill out the online form below to register your child in the FVSD Hockey Academy, registration is open to grades 4-12 in La Crete and High Level:

Hockey Academy Registration Form

Cost for 2022-2023 School Year: FREE

Tentative Schedule for Quad 1

Click each heading below to see the tentative schedule for each group. Please note that all times and groups are subject to change depending on registration numbers.

La Crete Group

Mon: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM GR 6
Tues: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM GR 4
Thurs: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM GR 5

High Level Group

More details to come! 

La Crete Group

Mon/Thurs: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM GR 7-8*
 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM GR 9-10*

*Must provide own transportation to the arena.

High Level Group

Wed: 12:30 PM - 2:40 PM GR 7 CTF
Fri: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM GR 8-9 CTF

La Crete Group

Tues/Thurs: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM GR 9-10*
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM GR 11-12**

*Must provide own transportation to the arena.
** Must be part of the LCPS senior high fitness Group 5 credit class.

High Level Group

Sessions have been cancelled due to low enrolment. 

The Future of the FVSD Academy

In keeping with FVSD's broader goal of every student graduating with credentials to help them succeed in life, the Academy aims to offer students opportunities and experiences they might not otherwise have available to them. We believe that exposing students to a variety of possible career paths while in junior and senior high helps them make informed decisions as they graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives. 

Although the focus will initially be hockey, plans to bring in a wider variety of options are being developed. From sports to potentially robotics and the arts, we are looking to expand available programs. Watch for more information as we continue to build the Academy!

Hockey Academy Staff

Lead Instructor