Kitchener Rangers bring hockey to the classroom on the RBC School Tour


The Kitchener Rangers are now accepting applications for appearances on the 2017-18 RBC School Tour.

The Kitchener Rangers and RBC have partnered to offer schools in the Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in the RBC School Tour. Comprised of the Read with the Rangers program and the Rangers Captain’s Clinic, the RBC School Tour brings the fun of Kitchener Rangers hockey to your classroom.

Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students will have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players and learn a little more about the players’ experiences with reading and education. Recommended for students JK – Grade 3.

Two Rangers players will visit your classroom, read one book (provided by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club) and discuss the material with your class, covering important lessons like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Once the reading portion of the program is completed, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).

Rangers Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from some of Canada’s top junior hockey players. Students will have the opportunity to practice hockey specific skills and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. Recommended for students Grades 2 and up.

Two Rangers players will visit your gym class and lead the students in a hockey training session designed especially for them. The players will explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game.  At the conclusion of the training session, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).

Schools interested in hosting a Captain’s Clinic MUST provide the following equipment: floor hockey sticks and protective eyewear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.


Applications for the 2017-18 season will be accepted on the first day of the school year (Tuesday, September 5, 2017). Request forms will be distributed to all regional schools by mail, and are available for download here.

*Note: Limited dates and times available. Acceptance will be based on a first come – first serve basis. Due to demand, the RBC School Tour is limited to one visit per school per academic year.

To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Retail & Events Manager at

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