Two hockey camps coming to rec complex

The finishing touches are being put on the ice at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation complex in preparation for several upcoming hockey camps.

The finishing touches are being put on the ice at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation complex in preparation for several upcoming hockey camps.

Local teacher Mike Wilson will be lacing up his skates as instructor for two of these camps: Rookie Hockey (5-9 years) and Sharpen Your Hockey Skills (8- 13 years). Wilson has been teaching these camps for more than five years, said Suzanne Cochrane, recreation programmer with the City of Williams Lake.

“The kids love him because he’s all about sportsmanship, teamwork and hockey cards,” Cochrane said.

“The Rookie Hockey program teaches the fundamentals of hockey — it’s for those kids that are new to the sport or have had some experience on the ice.

Sharpen Your Hockey Skills is for kids that have both minor hockey and backyard rink experience.

“It’s about getting out on the ice and improving your skills, learning about the game and having fun,” Wilson said.

The first camp began  yesterday, Aug. 19 and runs until Aug. 23.

The second camp starts the following Monday, Aug. 26.

For camp times visit www.activewilliamslake.com or call the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Center at 250-398-7665.