The Avalon Celtics are pleased to launch a skating program with Bishop Abraham Elementary (next door to DF Barnes Arena).  Our program will include all grades K-6 (ages 5-12). The goal is to start as soon as the kids have the equipment. They will come during their school day either for their gym period or lunch.

Through a school survey, 75% of their students have never skated before, and only about 10% of the students have skates or helmets.  As the majority of these students have never had a chance to enjoy skating, every helmet and pair of skates gets them a little closer to getting on the ice for the first time and developing good skating skills.

We are reaching out to #CelticsHockeyNation and the local hockey community to donate helmets and skates to support this initiative.  Helmets (with CSA sticker – per below) can be dropped off at Bishop Abraham school from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 3:30 pm or at the DF Barnes Arena from 3:30 until 10:00. We will accept donations on weekends at DF Barnes Arena from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.

We are also looking for volunteers to help on the ice for each class.  Please email to add your name!

We plan to extend our program to other schools through the remainder of season.