Vancouver Hockey School Policies

Please read the following Hockey Camp Cancellation Policies

2024 Hockey Camp Cancellation Policies

Any Vancouver Hockey School 2024 Spring and Summer Camp unable to operate due to Covid-19 will be refunded in full and applied back to the original form of payment. Covid-19 refunds are subject to an Active Networks $31.50 per camp third party online processing fee.

Customers may cancel their summer hockey camp registration up until May 31, 2024. Each individual cancelled camp is subject to a $75.00 administration fee per camp. Refunds are applied back to the original form of payment within 10 business days. Summer camp registrations after May 31, 2024 are not eligible for refunds or credits. No exceptions. 

Online camp registrations have the option of purchasing “Active Refund” insurance through our third party portal, Active Networks. The “Active Refund” option is presented in your cart at check-out and must be selected at the original time of registration. “Active Refund” option allows customers to receive camp refunds up to 2 days before the camp start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Summer Camp registration typically opens mid April. It is best to check our website frequently for camp updates.

We have invested in a secure and advanced online system, Active Networks. Customers create a username and password, pay online using Visa or Mastercard, and receive email confirmation including camp receipts.

U9 (2017/2016), U11 (2014/2015), U13 (2012/2013), U15 (2010/2011), U18 (2009-2007)

You can find our Covid-19 Refund Policy, Customer Cancellation Policy, and Third Policy Refund Insurance by clicking here.

Registration Insurance gives you peace of mind. Registration Insurance provides you with flexibility should your schedule change due to injury or unforeseen circumstances. Registration Insurance allows you to switch camp weeks or types free of charge. Registration Insurance also provides you with camp cancellation up to 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CAMP START DATE minus the $35.00 fee. Camp Cancellations without the purchase of Registration Insurance, for any reason, are subject to a $75 Camp Cancellation fee. No exceptions.

Yes. Based on the camp type or date, Vancouver Hockey School may offer different payment plans. Please check the website to see if your specific camp selection qualifies.

Unfortunately, no. We only accept a max number of students into each session. You may have a player of equal calibre take your spot at the discretion of VHS directors. However, you will receive no refund, discount, or credit for the camp.

No. We have a strict policy of players skating within their own age group. The majority of our camps focus on individual skills. Therefore, players will be challenged at an advanced pace within their own age group. We find moving players up an age group actually hinders their development as they spend each ice time trying to “keep up” rather than “developing” proper skating and hockey techniques.

Use the participants AGE as of December 31, 2024.


Our professional staff includes Derek Popke and Stan Sibert. Additional camp coaches include professional coaches, university coaches, and former students. Our on-ice staff provides each student with the best in player development and the ultimate experience while at camp.

Absolutely yes! We have been in business for over 20 years and have developed one of the most respected camp formats and skills curriculums in North America. Our on-ice structure continues to attract top players from Western Canada, United States, and Europe.

Camp schedules are emailed at least 2 weeks prior to the camp start date.

Initiation players (U9-younger) must have a minimum of 2 years of organized hockey experience. Our camps are not suited for learn to play or recreational “C” level players. If you are unsure if you qualify for a camp please email our office.

Our camps take place at Richmond Ice Center and Minoru Arenas located in Richmond BC, Canada. Richmond neighbours Vancouver and is in quick proximity from downtown Vancouver.

Defenseman Camp

Defence is a very complex position. With this in mind, this is a technical camp with a lot of verbal instruction and demonstration. Positional skills are broken-down with students performing tasks with high repetition. Small group stations allow students to receive plenty of feedback throughout the week.

Yes, this is a great opportunity for players to evolve their overall game. Learning the defensive zone allows players to better understand the game and improve their skill set.

The full schedule will be emailed to students prior to the camp start date.

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