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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the dates for the Edge of Excellence camps in Kelowna?

Q: What are the dates for the Edge of Excellence camps in Winnipeg?

Q: What is the cost of the camps?

Q: Are there any discounts?

Q: What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Q: Where are the hockey camps located?

Q: What does a typical day at camp look like? 

Q: When will I receive the camp schedule?

Q: What are the age group for the Mini Guns camp?

Q: What are the age groups for the Edge of Excellence Power Skating camp?

Q: What are the age groups for the Girls Power Skating camp?

Q: What are the age groups for the Ringette camp?

Q: Who can attend the Midget / College Elite Female Development camp?

Q: Who can attend the Junior / College Development camp?

Q: What is the difference between the Edge of Excellence camps and the Pursuit of Excellence Camps?

Q: Can goalies attend the camps?

Q: Can ringette players attend the regular Edge of Excellence Power Skating camps?

Q: How many skaters will be in each group?  What is the instructor to player ratio?

Q: Can I request that my child to be in the same group as his or her friends?

Q: What happens when the camp is full?

Q: What do I need to bring to camp?

Q: Are snacks and lunch provided?

Q: Why does the registration form ask for jersey size?

Q: Will there be Edge of Excellence merchandise for purchase?

Q: Does Edge of Excellence have any corporate hotel rates?

Q: When will I receive my child's skating video?

 

 

 

 

What are the dates for the Edge of Excellence camps in Kelowna?

Mini Guns:  
Kelowna Week 1 July 8-12, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps: 
Kelowna Week 1 - July 8-12, 2019 (Monday to Friday)
Kelowna Week 2 - July 15-19, 2019 (Monday to Friday)
Kelowna Week 3 - July 22-26, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Girls Power Skating Camps:
Kelowna Week 1 - July 8-12, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Ringette Camp:
Kelowna Week 2 - July 15-19, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Midget / College Elite Female Development Camp:Kelowna Week 1 - July 8-12, 2019 (Monday to Saturday)

Junior / College Development Camp:
Kelowna Week 3 July 21-26, 2019 (Sunday to Friday)

 

 

 

What are the dates for the Edge of Excellence camps in Winnipeg?

Mini Guns:  
Winnipeg Week 1 July 30-August 3, 2019 (Tuesday to Saturday)

Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps: 

Winnipeg Week 1 July 30-August 3, 2019 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Winnipeg Week 2 August 6-10, 2019 (Tuesday to Saturday)

Ringette Camp:
Winnipeg Week 2 August 6-10, 2019 (Tuesday to Saturday)

 

 

 

What is the cost of the camps?

Mini Guns:  $295
Edge of Excellence Power Skating Camps: $595
Girls Power Skating Camps: $595
Ringette Camp: $476 
Midget / College Elite Female Development Camp: $650
Junior / College Development Camp: $650

 

 

 

Are there any discounts?

There are early registration discounts and multiple registration discounts available for the Mini Guns, Edge of Excellence Power Skating, Girls Power Skating and Ringette camps.

There is an early registration discount of $30 if you register before January 31, 2019.

After January 31, 2019 a discount is applied when registering one child for 2 or more weeks, or two or more siblings for one week. First week for the first child is full price, all successive weeks of equal or lesser price will receive the discount of $30. 

The multiple registration discount is calculated within the same registration session only and applied on the checkout page. You will not receive a discount if you complete one registration, then return later and complete another. Please register all your children for all desired camps during the same registration session.  

Only a single discount code/type can be applied during the same registration session.

 

 

 

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Upon receipt of your payment no refund will be issued except upon receipt of a medical report from a qualified physician; stating that the registered child is unable to participate in the skating camp for medical reasons. A $75 dollar processing fee will apply.

The above refund policy is only applicable to cancellations prior to the first day of camp.  

Unfortunately the camp is not refundable or partially refundable once the camp has started even for medical reasons.  Once the camp has started we are committed to your child and the camp cost that covers rink fees, coaches, travel fees, administration fees etc.  

 

 

 

Where are the hockey camps located? 

The camps in Kelowna take place in the Rutland Twin Arena and the Pursuit of Excellence Training Facility.

The skaters will be asked to be dropped off and picked up at the Rutland Twin Arena and there is a bus that will run the groups between the rink and the training centre.  For security and safety purposes, we ask that all skaters stay with their groups and with the instructors.  If a skater is required to leave early, please let the instructors know.

The Pursuit of Excellence Training Facility
3446 Spectrum Avenue
Kelowna, BC

The Rutland Twin Arena
645 Dodd Road
Kelowna, BC

Parents are welcome to watch all of the sessions.  

All of the sessions for the camps in Winnipeg take place in the Gateway Recreation Centre.

Gateway Recreation Centre
1717 Gateway Road
Winnipeg, MB

 

 

 

What does a typical day at camp look like?  

All of the Edge of Excellence camps are specifically directed at improving a skater’s explosive skating in all of the following areas:

  • Leg strength
  • Leg quickness
  • Leg flexibility
  • Trunk or core stability
  • Balance
  • Skating technique

With the exception of the Mini Guns camp which is a 5 day half-day camp, all of the other Edge of Excellence camps are a 5 day full-day camp.

On the first day, each player will have their skating videotaped and their skating will be analyzed by our coaches and recorded. 

Each day the player will get 2 1/2 hours ON ICE where they work on various skating techniques, and 2 hours of OFF-ICE.  The OFF-ICE session concentrates on resistance training, quick feet drills and core plyometrics, through a 1 hour session of simulated skating and video, and a 1 hour shooting and stick handling during the skills class. 

Throughout the week, there will also be an ice sessions where the skaters will skate in front of a projection screen.  On the last day there will be a review and scrimmage game.

 

 

 

When will I receive the camp schedule?

Camp schedules and groups are finalized in May.  You will be notified by an email.  Please look for an email from EdgeofExcellence@hotmail.com in the first part of June.  

 

 

 

What is the age group for the Mini Guns camp?

The Mini Guns camps are for players ages 6-7, born between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013.  

 

 

 

What are the age groups for the Edge of Excellence Power Skating camp?

The Edge of Excellence Power Skating camps is for players ages 8-17, born between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2011.  The groups will be divided according to years of birth and into groups of ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-14 and 15-17.  

 

 

 

What are the age groups for the Girls Power Skating camp?

The Girls Power Skating camp is for players ages 9-14, born between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2010.  The skaters will be divided in 2 age groups, ages 9-11 and 12-14.

 

 

 

What are the age groups for the Ringette camp?

The Kelowna Ringette camp is for players ages 8-16, born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2011.  The skaters will be divided in 2 age groups, ages 8-11 and 12-16.

The Winnipeg Ringette Camp is for players ages 8-17, born between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2011.  The skaters will be divided in 2 age groups, ages 8-11 and 12-17.

 

 

 

Who can attend the Midget / College Elite Female Development camp?

The Midget / College Elite Female Development camp is for players who have played at Midget AAA or College level.  There will be a maximum of 20 skaters in this camp.

 

 

 

Who can attend the Junior / College Development camp?

The Junior / College Development camp is for players who have played or will play in Junior and College level.  There will be a maximum of 20 skaters in this camp.

Midget AAA or equivalent players will be considered on a conditional basis.  Please send your request to: EdgeofExcellence@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

What is the difference between the Edge of Excellence camps and the Pursuit of Excellence Camps?

The Edge of Excellence camps are power skating camps whereas the Pursuit of Excellence camp is a position specific skills camp.

All of the Edge of Excellence camps are specifically directed at improving a skater’s explosive skating in all of the following areas:

  • Leg strength
  • Leg quickness
  • Leg flexibility
  • Trunk or core stability
  • Balance
  • Skating technique

The Pursuit of Excellence Skills camp is a position specific, the cost is   $425 and is offered in Kelowna July 29-August 2, 2019.  The camp consists of 3 position specific skills sessions: 

  • Session 1 is for Offensive Skills (ages 9-12) 
  • Session 2 is for Bantam/Midget Prep Skills (ages 13-17)
  • Session 3 is for Defensive Skills (ages 13-17)

There is a maximum of 20 skaters and 4 goalies in each session. 

For more information on the Pursuit of Excellence Skills camps, please email: contact@pursuitofexcellence.ca

 

 

 

 

Can goalies attend the camps?

The Edge of Excellence Power Skating camps are not goalie specific camps, but goalies will still benefit from our skating camps and are welcome to participate in the skating drills and be in the net for the drills that require a goalie. 

 

 

 

Can ringette players attend the regular Edge of Excellence Power Skating camps?

Yes, we can accommodate ringette players in the Edge of Excellence Power Skating camps.  The skating drills will be the same for hockey players as well as ringette players, however during the stick drills, the ringette players will be using a ring instead of a puck.  

If you would like to sign up your ringette player for a Edge of Excellence Power Skating camp, please comment in the notes of the registration that she is a ringette player. 

 

 

 

How many skaters will be in each group?  What is the instructor to player ratio?

We limit each group to 30 players.  Even though the group consist of about 30 players, you will find that there is still a lot of individual attention between the players and instructors in the ON-ICE as well as the OFF-ICE sessions.   The ratio of player to instructor is approximately seven to one.

 

 

 

Can I request that my child to be in the same group as his or her friends?

Yes, we will do our best to accommodate these kinds of requests.   The groups are assigned closer to the camp start date.  

Requests can be made in the notes section of the registration form, or please email your request to EdgeofExcellence@hotmail.com prior to May 24, 2019.

 

 

 

What happens when the camp is full?

Once the camp is full, a waiting list will be activated.  Please register on the waiting list and should a spot open up, we will contact you.

 

 

 

What do I need to bring to camp?

Full equipment will be worn for the On-Ice sessions.  Please ensure that the skates are sharp.  A 5/8” radius of hollow is recommended, which is a flatter hollow than the typical 3/8” sharpening.  

We will be using pucks, so please make sure to bring a stick each day and if possible, bring an older second stick to be used for the Off-Ice stickhandling and shooting sessions.

For Off-Ice workouts, please make sure you bring shorts, an extra pair of dry socks, a T-shirt and running shoes. The running shoes should have good support and should be well cushioned in the sole and heel for jumping exercises.

Do not leave valuables in the locker room or at the rink, Edge of Excellence is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

 

 

Are snacks and lunch provided?

Snacks and lunch are not provided.  Please pack plenty of snack items and a water bottle.  Please label the lunch bags, water bottles and other items.

 

 

 

Why does the registration form ask for jersey size?

Each skater will be provided with an Edge of Excellence jersey on the first day of camp.  The jerseys do fit smaller, please take this in consideration when registering your child.  Should you have ordered the wrong size, there will be extras, but in limited supply.

 

 

 

Will there be Edge of Excellence merchandise for purchase?

Yes.  Please look for the merchandise table at the camps. 

 

 

 

Does Edge of Excellence have any corporate hotel rates?

KELOWNA

Sheraton Four Points 
250.807.2000 or 855.900.5505 
Reservations under: “Pursuit of Excellence”

Traditional King or 2 Queens:                                                                                  
July 01 to September 30, 2019 = $174.00 plus tax per night* 

Click Here for the Pursuit of Excellence Sheraton Four Points Reservation Link                           

* The above rates are for single or double occupancy. Each additional guest in the same room is subject to a $10 per night surcharge. Two children of the adult guest(s), 16 years old or younger may stay for free.                           
* Deluxe king rooms available for an upgrade fee of $20.00

Location: 5505 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 3C3

  • 1 minute drive from Training Centre
  • 11 minute drive to Rutland Ice Rink 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
250.763.2800 or 866.238.8235
Reservations code: “Pursuit of Excellence” 

www.marriott.com/Kelowna   

Starting at 165*/night

  • Depending on availability and excludes long weekends

Included in your rate:

  • BRAND NEW GUEST ROOMS (Completed In July 2018)
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service, to downtown or airport (Must be Pre-Booked at front desk)
  • FREE Deluxe Hot Breakfast Bar
  • FREE Wireless & Wired Internet
  • FREE Parking (Bus Parking also available) 
  • Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub & *4 Story Waterslide (Open Year round, Pool & Ground are heated!)
  • Fitness Room
  • 24 Hour Business Library (computer & printer for guest use)
  • Use of our “Great Room” for Lunch, Dinner, or small group meetings                                          
  • *Must be 48 inches tall to ride the waterslide

Location: 1655 Powick Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 4L1

  • 6 minute drive to Pursuit of Excellence Training Centre
  • 8 minute drive to Rutland Ice Rink

Sandman
250.860.6409 extension 2
Reservations code: 586571
reservations@sandman.ca  

Single queen bedded room (Atrium Building): $125.00*
Double queen bedded room (Atrium Building): $142.00*

  • These rates are available depending on availability for May to September.  All rates are subject to applicable taxes and are based per room, per night.

Hotel Amenities and Services:

  • On-Site Denny’s Restaurant open 24 hours, room service available 7:00AM -11:00PM
  • On-Site Bar One open 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • Off-Site Moxies open 11:00AM-10:00PM, just a 2 minute walk west
  • Newly renovated rooms, pool, hot tub, and 24 hour fitness centre
  • Poolside social space (available in two-hour blocks - call us for additional details)
  • Standard queen kitchen units and condo-style king suites available for preparing meals
  • Conveniently located directly across from Orchard Park Shopping Centre
  • McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s, A&W and Burger King within 2 minute walk
  • Complimentary parking and fibre-optic high=speed wireless internet
  • Conference and Banquet facilities available, as well as catering options
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services available

Location: 2402 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1

  • 11 minute drive to Pursuit of Excellence Training Centre
  • 10 minute drive to Rutland Ice Rink

Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites
250.860.1212 or 888.860.1212
Reservations code:  "EDGE" /  "01727620"
www.bestwestern.com

RESORT HOTEL AMENITIES & SERVICES

  • 176 Executive Style Rooms & Suites with Private Patios or Balconies
  • Conference Centre & Meeting Room Space
  • Complimentary Hot Breakfast
  • 24 Hour Front Desk Concierge
  • Room Service
  • 97 Street Pub
  • Wellness Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Business Center
  • Atrium Indoor Mineral Pool
  • 2 Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • 1 Acre Garden Courtyard w BBQ
  • Mini Fridge In All Rooms
  • Wireless, Hard Wire Internet, IPod/MP3 Docking Stations
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper
  • Centrally Located
  • Variety of Restaurants Just Steps From Hotel Parking
  • ATM

Complimentary HOT BUFFET BREAKFAST with omelets, hash browns, bacon or sausage, scrambled eggs, two waffle stations, fresh fruit, fruit salad,  yogurt, assorted pastries and breads, hot and cold cereal, assorted juices, coffee and tea.

Location: 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8

  • 7 minute drive to Pursuit of Excellence Training Centre
  • 9 minute drive to Rutland Ice Rink

 

UBC DORMS
1.888.318.8666 or 250.807.8050
 stay@ubc.ca 

Special Promotional Code: EDGE
Discount: 5% on Average Daily Rate
Minimum 2 night stay
Stay dates: July 6 – July 28

Location: 1290 International Mews, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V8

  • 3 minute drive to Pursuit of Excellence Training Centre
  • 9 minute drive to Rutland Ice Rink

WINNIPEG

Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel
$129* plus tax/night
204.667.5560 | clubregent@canadinns.com | 
Reservation Group number: 387214
canadinns.com

Rate is available until 30 days prior to stay and based on availability.

Location: 1415 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2
Distance to Gateway Arena: 12 min

 

 

 

When will I receive my child's skating video?

On the first day, each player will have their skating videotaped and their skating will be analyzed by our coaches and recorded.  Each player’s personal video will contain an analysis of their skating with voice-over and telestrator markings by the coaches doing the analysis. 

Please allow 4 weeks for the coaches to complete the videos. 

The videos can be viewed on-line, and you will receive an email that will contain a password and link to the video. 

The email will be sent to the email address you provided us with when you registered.  Please contact us if your email address has changed or if you have not received your video after 4 weeks and we will try to get the video out to you as soon as possible.