The ICE Mentoring Program was launched in 2014 to enhance the level of support we provide our academic scholarship students.


  • Provide a scholarship recipient with academic, professional and personal guidance from a trusted adult
  • Provide a support network for any issues the scholarship recipient may face at school or at home
  • Ensure recipients feel a part of the ICE family and are empowered to go after their goals

Mentoring Structure

  • Recipients are matched with one of our mentors (18+).
  • All mentors are required to pass a background check and complete the SafeSport harassment and bullying course in order to be in contact with any of the students
  • Mentors and mentees are expected to set quarterly goals for the mentee, ranging from improvements in a specific academic course, improving certain hockey skills, coming out of shyness etc.
  • Mentors and mentees can connect with each other in multiple ways:
  • They are expected to attend a 4 quarterly events each year that includes all mentors and mentees in the program
  • They can meet up in person whenever they like (with a guardian in attendance). We also offer optional events for them to attend in order to facilitate meeting in person.
  • They are expected to connected via phone call at least every month
  • All urgent issues are escalated to the Mentoring Director and ICE Organization Board

Interested in Being a Mentor?


  • Passion for helping others
  • Interest in sports (primarily hockey)
  • Passed background check
  • Completion of SafeSport training
  • Capacity to volunteer at least 30 minutes a month for connecting with your mentee and attend all 4 of the quarterly events we have with all mentees and mentors per year (each about 2-3 hours)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience as a mentor, teacher or coach (preferred)

Apply Online

Apply Online

Ready to Apply? Please complete and submit a Volunteer Mentor Application.

Want to learn more before you apply? Submit a Volunteer Interest Form and we will follow up with you.

Mentor Event Photos

“Being introduced to Brad Erickson and learning about the ICE Program was the best thing that could have happened to me.” – Spencer L.

— Spencer L., Scholarship Recipient

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