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 email@example.com to add your name!
We plan to extend our program to other schools through the remainder of season.