ICE launch Reading with the ICE presented by Western Financial Group for the second straight season

Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is excited to announce the launch of its Reading with the ICE initiative, presented by Western Financial Group, for the second consecutive season.

Throughout the 2018-19 hockey season, ICE players will visit elementary schools in the Cranbrook area. During each school visit, two ICE players will read a book with an anti-bullying theme to the students, discuss the message and lead an interactive and meaningful activity.

This year’s selected book is Super Manny Stands Up by Kelly Dipucchio. It is a story about a courageous character who faces imaginary foes fearlessly in his coloured capes. He succeeds in channeling his inner superhero strength when he encounters a real life bully at school and remembers that he is wearing an invisible cape – one that is always with him, helping him to be brave.

“We are delighted to be able to continue Reading with the ICE this year,” said Raylin Kirsch, Vice President. “This program provides youth with the opportunity to get to know ICE players on a personal level and to discuss the importance of inclusion in our community.”

Reading with the ICE visits will be shared through the ICE social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

The Kootenay ICE Pink the Rink Be a Superhero Anti-Bullying Game presented by Western Financial Group will take place on January 26, 2019. The ICE Community Team will be reaching out to elementary schools in Cranbrook with a special ticket offer. The players will be wearing special Pink the Rink Superhero-themed jerseys during the game. Be part of this special game and purchase tickets by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

Groups interested in taking part in the Pink the Rink Be a Superhero Anti-Bullying Game can contact the ICE Gear Store by calling 250-417-0322.


The next home game for the ICE is against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday, November 9. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.

Tickets are available for Friday’s game. Purchase yours at the ICE Gear Store at Western Financial Place, by calling 250-417-0322 or online by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

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