Built for skills development
462% More Touches On Our 2/3 Ice Surface = Faster Muscle Memory Development
Minor hockey teams, Spring leagues even NHL pros use our facility to hone their skills and stay on top of their game!
We’re not just another ice surface. The Okanagan Ice & Training Centre is a 2/3 size rink designed specifically for skills development.
Originally part of the National Training Rink franchise, developed by ex-Washington Capital, Montreal Canadien and Vancouver Canuck Ryan Walter, the facility was built to offer an intimate, challenging and specialized training environment for players of all ages.
Though the OIC has changed and gone through numerous incarnations over the years since the days of Ryan Walter and NTR, now under the direction of new ownership, the OIC is returning to its roots as the only ice training facility of it’s kind between Vernon and Osoyoos.
For youngsters learning the foundational skills of the game, a smaller surface develops tighter skating skills and improved puck control. For coaches, the discipline and structure that comes with a smaller ice surface prompts greater focus from players.
For older players, nothing enhances skills better than playing on a smaller ice surface where mastering control of all aspects of the game is tested to the max.
Want to book ice and get playing, click here for our rates and to book online!
3-On-3 Hockey – Play Hockey’s Fastest Game!
It’s lightning fast, all kinds of fun and is becoming a phenomenon across the country. 3-on-3 hockey challenges players like no other version of the game. More puck time, more shots, more goals! 3-on-3 is becoming a favourite among adult and youth players alike from Barrie, Ontario to right here in the Okanagan. And due to its popularity, we’re now revolving our adult 3-on-3 leagues to run year round. Kids 3-on-3 ‘Rootbeer’ leagues are also available for drop in fun for all ages! Keep an eye out, over the next few months as we’ll be introducing new 3-on-3 programs including our all-new, structured, competitive 3-on-3 Spring Youth Hockey League for Novice, Atom, Peewee and Bantam age groups.
Camps, Clinics & One-on-One
In order to develop skills and improve play, every player requires the guidance and instruction of experienced, hockey experts. In the months ahead, the Okanagan Ice & Training Centre will be introducing a new schedule of programs, including our OIC Performance Series, ranging from camps and clinics to one-on-one instruction covering a wide range of skill-sets from skating, stick handling and shooting to goaltending, checking and more. Our hockey alliance partners, some of the most recognized and experienced instructors in British Columbia, will be available to help you develop your ‘ultimate’ game!
Book Your Ice Online 24/7!
We’ve all been there.You’re sitting at home, when the idea strikes you to book an extra hour of ice time to get ready for the playoffs, or maybe you have a youngster who could just use a little extra skating before the big game on the weekend, or maybe you’re scrambling trying to organize a fun venue for your son or daughter’s birthday party. You call the rinks but all you get is an answering machine. Now you’re forced to wait until morning to book your time. Beginning in April, OIC will now accept bookings and payment online, 24/7. Want to place a booking at 3am? No problem! Simply use our online booking agent, launching shortly and you can view availability, select your ice time and pay all online!