The Ice Factor program was established in 2005 to assist schools in their efforts to keep ‘at risk’ students at school, as most show a high probability of leaving prematurely. Ice Factor provides these students with a focus through which they can develop vocational and life skills in a team.
These ‘Life Skills’ are developed around the formation of an ice hockey team and are discussed in a concise university-tutorial style class at the beginning of each training session. These skills are then reinforced and applied to the on-ice training session, and then recapped in a short wrap-up session at the end of training. Life Skills classes include student orientated discussions about leadership, team work, respect, humility, and ambition.