Safe Places/Sheldon Kennedy Youth Outdoor Classic

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SPONS-LOGO-Hockey-SheldonKennedy  badgeSafe Places is excited to be partnering with the Novice Division of Swift Current Minor Hockey Association as part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada (SHDIC) to bring the first ‘Sheldon Kennedy Youth Outdoor Classic’ (SKYOC).  This tournament is sponsored by Scotiabank in partnership with Safe Places and Respect Group. The purpose of the tournament is to raise awareness of our Safe Places initiative and to celebrate Sheldon and his advocacy work around abuse prevention.

Sheldon Kennedy Youth Outdoor Classic (SKYOC)

There are 8 teams and the tournament is a round robin format of 4 teams in each pool. Game time will be 2x20 minute periods located at Riverdene, Highland and ACT outdoor rinks.

Thursday Feb 7th:  Game 1 for all teams (Pool A, Riverdene & Pool B, Highland 4pm/5pm)

We invite the community to attend the opening ceremony of our SKYOC at Riverdene at 3:30pm.

There will be special announcements prior to the 4pm puck drop by Sheldon Kennedy.

Friday Feb 8th: Game 2 for all teams (Pool B, Riverdene & Pool A, ACT – 5pm/6pm)

Saturday Feb 9th:  Game 3 for all teams (Pool A, Highland & Pool B, ACT – 9am/10am)

Final of SKYOC
4:30pm - Riverdene -
All teams to attend Final.  Sheldon Kennedy and Scotiabank will present the trophy and participation memorabilia to all teams.

To show support for Sheldon and his advocacy work for abuse prevention we would like to invite all volunteers, parents and supporters associated with Scotiabank Hockey day in Canada to become Safe Places – Youth Certified.  Thanks to Scotiabank and Respect Group we are offering the online Respect Group training portion of Safe Places free of charge.

Safe Places and SKYOC 

Anyone that becomes Youth Certified using our special offer will receive a personal copy of Sheldon Kennedy’s book ‘Why I Didn’t Say Anything’

Contact our Safe Places Manager, Kelly Schafer for your free access code and steps to become Safe Places – Youth Certified by email

This is an important initiative for our community, as we look to focus our efforts on prevention, help and healing for victims or those at risk of child abuse.

For more information on Safe Places visit and