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Hockey Performance Training Saskatoon

Hockey Performance Training Saskatoon

A high-performance hockey training program using
dry-land science for on-ice performance

The DRY ICE program embodies a revolutionary approach to hockey performance training, designed to combine strength & conditioning with evidence-based athlete testing, tracking, and monitoring. 

Every warm-up, exercise, and drill used in this comprehensive program is chosen with tangible outcomes in mind. Athletes see the real-time improvements in their on-ice performance using the power of evidence-based dry-land training. 

DRY-ICE is a high-performance dry-land hockey training program in Saskatoon.

What's involved?

DRY ICE is a comprehensive, evidence-based, dryland training program provided by the team at Craven SPORT services.

Originally developed by physiotherapists Curtis Kulchar and Bruce Craven, DRY ICE brings together their passions for and experience with hockey, evidence-based training, injury prevention, and long-term athlete development. They approached the development of this program with experience as a hockey athlete (Curtis), and extensive involvement in the training of high-performance athletes (Curtis + Bruce). 

This program will take place at the Craven SPORT services Training Centre, a 4,000 sq. ft facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and data management programs. 

Athletes will work alongside like-minded individuals to achieve personal and collective training goals in their shared commitment to high-performance hockey. Suitability for this program will be determined by completion of a brief athlete application form. 
Available to athletes born 2008 or earlier * Official dry-land program of the Saskatoon Stars
SPRING BLOCK (May 1 – June 29, 2023) Investment: $390.00 + tax Registration deadline: April 17, 2023
  • Mondays (7:00 – 8:00am)
  • Wednesdays (7:00 – 8:00am)
  • Thursdays (7:00 – 8:00am)
SUMMER BLOCK (July 3 – August 31, 2023) Investment: $785.00 + tax
  • Mondays (2:30 – 4:00pm)
  • Tuesdays (8:00 –9:30am)
  • Wednesdays (2:30 – 4:00pm)
  • Thursdays (8:00 – 9:30am)
DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.

Available to athletes born 2009 – 2010

SPRING BLOCKS (May 1 – June 28, 2023)
Investment: $255.00 + tax

Registration deadline: April 17, 2023

  • Mondays (8:00 – 9:00pm)
  • Wednesdays (8:00 – 9:00pm)

SUMMER BLOCKS (July 3 – August 30, 2023)

 Option 1
Investment: $380.00 + tax

  • Mondays (4:00 – 5:30pm)
  • Wednesdays (4:00 – 5:30pm)

 Option 2
Investment: $500.00 + tax

  • Mondays (4:00 – 5:30pm)
  • Wednesdays (4:00 – 5:30pm)
  • Thursdays (6:00 – 7:00pm)
DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.

Available to athletes born 2010 or earlier

SPRING BLOCK (May 1 – June 28, 2023)
Investment: $255.00 + tax

Registration deadline: April 17, 2023

  • Mondays (6:00 – 7:00pm) 
  • Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:00pm)

SUMMER BLOCK (July 3 – August 30, 2023)

 Option 1
Investment: $380.00 + tax

  • Mondays (5:30 – 7:00pm)
  • Wednesdays (5:30 – 7:00pm)

 Option 2
Investment: $500.00 + tax

  • Mondays (5:30 – 7:00pm)
  • Wednesdays (5:30 – 7:00pm)
  • Thursdays (6:00 – 7:00pm)
DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.

Who's on 
your team?

This program was designed and founded by CSS Physiotherapist Curtis Kulchar with additional program direction from Bruce Craven. Sessions are instructed by Curtis, physiotherapist Betsy Mawdsley, and members of our strength & conditioning team!

Working with our team of professionals means that athletes build strength, agility, and speed all under the constant monitoring and support of experts in their field who keeps both long-term performance and injury-prevention in mind.

Athletes in DRY ICE are also included into our #teamcraven model, providing expedited access to in-house physiotherapy, IST management, social media promotion, and the Craven Integrated Health Network. 

DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.

REGISTRATION

Involvement in the DRY ICE Junior/Senior Girls/Boys programs is based on a brief suitability application process that ensures appropriate pairing with relevant age-group.

Further information and assistance may also be accessed by contacting our Training Centre at (306) 986-3548

DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.
DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.
DRY ICE is a dry-land training program for hockey athletes in Saskatoon.

CANCELLATION POLICY: PLEASE NOTE THAT A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL BE DUE AT THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SPRING/SUMMER BLOCKS, WITH FOLLOW-uP NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENTS OWED AT INTERVALS THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM. Each payment is considered final after it is received by Craven sport services. CREDIT FOR SESSIONS MISSED CANNOT BE CARRIED FORWARD INTO FUTURE SESSION BLOCKS.