We exist to create opportunities for a better future through hockey and educational programs.

The ICE Program has consistently been proven to have a monumental impact on its participants’ lives and those people that are a part of them. The impact has been proven through the positive stories we receive from schools, coaches, volunteers, parents, and most importantly our participants.

Program Success

Program Success

97% of participants enjoy tutoring and hockey practice

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

93% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child has more self confidence

Survey Results

The ICE Program conducts an annual survey that is sent out to participants and their parents. Below is a summary of results from our 2017 program.

Players

  • Program success: 97.3% of players enjoy coming to hockey practice
  • SEL: 90.7% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, they are excited for their futures and what they can be when they grow u
  • SEL: 86.7% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, they have set positive goal
  • SEL: 85.3% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, they have more self-confidence
  • Academic engagement: 86.5% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, they complete their homework
  • Academic engagement: 85.5% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, their behavior in school has improved

Parents

  • Program success: 97.2% of parents say they/their child enjoy coming to hockey practice
  • Program success: 100% of parents say that they/their child child enjoy coming to tutoring
  • SEL: 96.2% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child’s social interaction with with peers and/or siblings have improved
  • SEL: 92.9% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child has more self confidence
  • SEL: 92.3% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child has set positive goals
  • Academic engagement: 92.3% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child completes their homework
  • Academic engagement: 92.3% of parents agree that because of the ICE Program, their child likes being in school more

Academic Engagement

Academic Engagement

87% of players agree that because of the ICE Program, they complete their homework

Over $500,000

Over $500,000

in donations received over the last 15 years

Impact Stories

“…by providing a positive after-school and weekend activity to look forward to, [our mentees] show up to the rink with excitement each day…”

“The ICE Program has reassured me of the resounding importance of high level education for students in their developmental years…”

“..if they put the time and effort into their schoolwork and with the help of the ICE Program, they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.”

“He said to me, ‘No words can explain it Dad, it felt great!'”

“Due to receiving the ICE scholarship I have also learned to be more responsible…”

The ICE Program received this wonderful message from Brian, a scholarship recipient… “Without the ICE Scholarship I would have had to go to my local public school and I wouldn’t have received as good of an education as the one I am receiving from Nazareth Academy. Because of ICE my family and I have been …

June 16, 2016 Dear Board of Directors, I am writing this letter on behalf of District 99 as an expression of gratitude for the ICE Program. This past school year Cicero Public Schools had 40 students participate in the hockey and tutoring program. The outcomes of this program are immeasurable. On the ice our students …

Receiving the ICE Scholarship has allowed me to go to Guerin College Prep High School. Going to this school has helped me become a better person and is preparing me in my education to follow my dreams of attending a major college and playing in the USHL while getting a great education. I am very …

I participate in a variety of sports. I’ve been on a basketball team for five years and play second base on my baseball team. But ice hockey is my true passion – a passion that started when I began playing right wing three years ago. Being introduced to Brad Erickson and learning about the ICE …

Coach Brad, Words cannot express how truly thankful we are for all that you have done for [our son]. We are so appreciative of everything that everyone within your organization has done. He has such a passion for hockey and just getting to play was a dream come true for him. We never imagined that …

“Thanks again for letting us participate in the tutoring and hockey program as it really supported Conrad last year. His grade in Math moved from a D to B by years end! Thanks so much!” – Collette

— Collette M.

Share Your Story

Has the ICE Program positively impacted your life? We want to hear from students, parents, donors, schools, coaches, volunteers, and any one who has been impacted by our Program.

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