Welcome to Grandravine Special Hockey!


Grandravine Special Hockey is a community-based hockey program for the developmentally challenged started in 1980 by Pat Flick. It was the very first program of its kind that made it possible for those with developmental disabilities to participate in the sport of hockey. For over forty years players of all ages, both male and female, have learned new skills, learned teamwork and developed confidence while staying physically fit. A community where friendships are made.


This organization  allows players who have special needs - namely, Autism or Down Syndrome challenges - to have a place to call HOME, so that they can express their athleticism - in a non-judgmental way in hockey! When our son Mr. D. started to have challenges around other players, the Grandravine team stood by him and supported with extra coaching staff ( all Read more
The Toronto Maple Leafs Team Up Fund online voting will start in a couple of weeks - Thursday January 10, 2013 at noon. Mark the date on your calendar. This year they have divided the entries into $50,000 grants and $25,000 grants. Grandravine Special Program is competing for one the four $25,000 grants. Please join our efforts to win this Read more
The Toronto Maple Leafs Team Up Foundation will be at Grandravine Arena on January 19th, 2013 to see our program first hand. Team Up has been a generous supporter of Grandravine Special Program for many years now. The activities begin at 10:30AM with a presentation to Team Up and a ceremonial puck drop at 12:00 NOON for the game between Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 2012 – UCT (United Commercial Travelers) is sponsoring a video contest for schools with programs for people with intellectual disabilities or universities with programs to train special education teachers. And the winner will receive $10,000! That's right, $10,000! The contest is open to schools in the U.S. and Canada. Do you know of or work with schools Read more
The single biggest struggle for many of our players has been lacing up skates. While we have all felt that there has to be a better way someone has actually done something about it. Peterborough Petes Trainer Brian Miller has come up with an idea that has been very beneficial for some members of the Kawartha Komets who cannot tie Read more
What a perfect day - the weather, the golf course, the facilities and importantly the participants. All the right ingredients for taking the day off work, play some golf and raise a little money for Grandravine. The course was in great shape and even those of us who are less than real golfers manged some decent shots. (Gotta get on Read more