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.


Grandravine Special Program began life at Grandravine Arena in North York in October of 1980. The program’s founder, Patrick V. Flick, began this program with just 2 players. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1994, the Grandravine Tornadoes took to the road. They traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, for the first ever international special hockey tournament against the Gateway Locomotives. Read more