No longer do parents have to drive to Winnipeg for hockey training and programs as this fall the Western Canada Hockey Academy will open their doors in Brandon.
Top notch instructors including Dave Lewis and Craig “Chevy” Anderson will be the driving force with all the teams and programming at the WCHA.
The new arena, which will be located south of the city near Brookwood Estates, will feature state of the art new training with a focus on developing the player to skate faster, shoot harder while pushing their game to a new level. The main ice surface will be an NHL – sized ice surface. Additionally, there will be full physical testing equipment. The arena will feature a 6-lane – 100 metre track to help promote and increase mobility and speed in their athletes. The WCHA facility will have 2 shooting bays and 1 goalie bay for small group sessions and private training.
Students from grades 5 through 9 will spend half their days training on-ice and in the WCHA performance centre, and half the day studying in four core subjects; Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The WCHA is proud to offer this education, which follows the Manitoba Department of Education standards and guidelines to ensure a rounded education for their athletes.
Every athlete coming through the program will receive over 400 hours of skill based training over the course of one year, developing the best and brightest that Westman has to offer.
WCHA will be offering camps from U9 all the way up to pro camps for both male and female athletes.