Edmonton Oilers Hockey Experience
Through the generous contribution and assistance from the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Oilers Alumni, up to 17 ill/injured serving and retired CAF members will have the opportunity to use the sport of hockey as part of their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.
Aim and Scope of Event This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
The aim of this activity is to provide an opportunity for both serving and Veteran ill/injured CAF members to use the sport of hockey as part of their recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Regardless of the current skill level, the participants will receive expert coaching through drills as well as the opportunity to play a game vs the Edmonton Oilers Alumni.
This is open only to registered Soldier On serving or retired members in the Edmonton, AB geographical area. There is no cost and assistance is provided in registration and filling out the waiver if requested.
Travel assistance is not provided for this event as it is in the Edmonton geographical area.
- Ill/injured members will participate in hockey drills and a game which will be comprised of one to three hours of moderate to high-paced activities for two days;
- Participants will need to supply their own hockey equipment.
- A jersey will be supplied by Soldier On; and
- Assistance and coaching throughout the event will be provided courtesy of the Edmonton Oilers/Edmonton Oilers Alumni.
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 17.
Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the Edmonton geographical area who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
Mental & Physical Requirements
- Training will occur IAW MEL’s, however is not fully adaptive as members will be required to skate upright.
- Participants must be able to tolerate one to three hours of moderate to high paced activities for two days which will be limited to one to two hours per ice time.
- Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day.
- Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Participants will need to show proof of vaccination as Rogers Place complies with the Restriction Exemption Program. Valid Photo identification that matches the vaccine record and digital vaccine record (QR Code) that shows name, vaccine and date of administration.