On ice training, and off ice training will take place predominantly within the athletic facilities of Hollyburn Country Club.
Hollyburn has a 52 year history and was established on Vancouver’s North Shore in 1963. In 2014, Hollyburn completed a $15 million dollar capital upgrade and expansion to the club, and in 2016, Hollyburn arena facilities underwent another $2.5 million dollar capital upgrade. The club is situated on 42 acres overlooking the Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver, housing dedicated facilities for 9 sporting activities, including 2 sheets for ice hockey.
The hockey program at Hollyburn has a strong history, and has produced a number of notable alumni players, coaches, and officials throughout the BCHL, WHL, NCAA, AHL, NHL, and International leagues. Some of these alumni include Morgan Rielly, Sam Reinhart, Max Reinhart, Griffin Reinhart, Bracken Kearns, and Ryan Gibbons.
OFF ICE TRAINING
Our programs involve off ice training programs developed and designed by professionals at Hollyburn’s High Performance Centre. These professionals have, and continue to work with a stable of professional athletes across multiple sports, including the National Hockey League.
Hollyburn also staffs a number of professional therapists who are available, and on site daily for preventative and reactionary injury care. Every week, students will be involved in 2 strength sessions, 1 conditioning session, 1 alternative training session, and 2 video review sessions.
Alternative training will include, but is not limited to: yoga, pilates, spin, and plyometric programs. Video review sessions include personal review sessions, team review, and team preparation sessions. We will utilize our natural surroundings and incorporate a number of training routines involving the local mountain landscape when possible. This includes training on the Grouse Grind, trail running, and mountain hiking. Total off-ice training time over the course of the season is estimated to be 168 hours. Students will also be encouraged to pursue team activities outside of hockey that are available at Sentinel school, and in the local West Vancouver community. This may include rugby, football, soccer, and/or baseball.