Our Flames Prep Hockey Team began working on skills and training in late August. With the restrictions experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were fortunate to have well-developed protocols and safety measures in place.
As October arrived, our 2020-2021 team members, along with their coaching staff, welcomed the phasing in of exhibition games at a provincial level within Manitoba, within a small cohort of approved teams.
We continue to provide our program of excellence within an ever changing and evolving environment in response to the COVID-19 situation. Current processes are consistently reviewed and updated as needed. We are working diligently to ensure that the environment for our team remains safe so that they may continue to train and/or compete as a team and remain focussed on their studies at St. Mary’s Academy.
update as of Dec 1, 2020:
In response to provincial Public Health orders issued in late October, practices and games continue to be suspended. Our student athletes remain focussed on their regular off-ice training and team community sessions (via Zoom). Naturally, they are also maintaining their strong academic commitments as they adapt to changing provincial response levels in the education sector.
We will update our site with changes as they occur. We are all doing our part to ensure that our players, their families, our staff and all our community members remain healthy.
Let’s all do our part to make a difference.
update as of Feb 20, 2021:
All Manitobans have worked hard to make a difference and curb the spread of COVID-19.
With the most recent updates to Code Red restrictions in the province of Manitoba, our Flames Prep team is excited to be able to return to practice. Following strict guidelines as developed by Hockey Manitoba in consultation with Manitoba Health officials, our team is able to hold their practice sessions at an outdoor rink facility. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to skate outdoors, under the canopy, at Camp Manitou.
The team has skated together a few times as of the date of this update. Smiles were the norm, passion for sport was evident, and it is obvious that our team members love having this chance to be together as they enter this first phase of our province’s return to play.