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The Carolina Hurricanes host a variety of youth and amateur hockey camps and clinics throughout the year, including their annual summer camps and Elite Camp.

For more information on both youth and adult camps and clinics, contact Shane Willis, Manager of Youth and Amateur Hockey, at

Summer Hockey Camp 2018

The Carolina Hurricanes will host two weeks of youth hockey camps in July, with all sessions being held at Raleigh Center Ice, the official practice facility of the Canes. 

Week One: July 23 - 27
Week Two: July 30 - Aug. 3

10 & Under

Time: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Super Friday Game: 10:45 a.m.

Time subject to change.

Our main focus with the 10 & Under participants is to improve the fundamentals of skating, puck handling, passing and shooting in a positive and fun environment. Participants will also work on: 

  • Shooting techniques/Shot accuracy
  • Puck control
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Skating agility
  • Off-ice dry land training daily
  • Strengthen and stretch
  • Classroom session
  • Video
  • Mental aspect and strategy
  • Fun P.E. Time

11 & Older

Time: 9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Super Friday Game: 12 p.m.

Time subject to change.

This session expands on the fundamentals taught to the younger group and focuses on continuing to refine these skills. Along with power skating, participants will develop:

  • Shooting techniques/Shot accuracy
  • Puck control
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Skating agility
  • Off-ice dry land training daily
  • Strengthen and stretch
  • Classroom session
  • Video
  • Mental aspect and strategy
  • Fun P.E. Time

Goaltender Camp

*Week One Only*

Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The goaltender camp is open to ages 6-17 and will build a strong foundation for the rookie goalie and continue
to refine the veteran goaltender.

  • Fundamentals
  • Skating
  • Movement
  • Stance
  • Balance
  • Positioning
  • Understanding of the game
  • Save techniques
  • Breakaway management
  • Puck handling
  • Puck tracking
  • Screened & deflected shots
  • Team building

Super Friday Game

10-11 a.m. (10 & Under)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (11 & Older)

Time subject to change

Each session of camp ends with the Super Friday Game. This is a chance for players to utilize what they have learned throughout the week in a fun and competitive atmosphere. The Super Friday Game will be filmed by CanesVision and announced by a member of the Hurricanes broadcast team.


2018 Summer Camp Coaches

Shane Willis

  • Current Carolina Hurricanes Manager of Youth & Amateur Hockey
  • Played 12 years at the NHL, AHL, and IHL levels
  • Played in 174 NHL games, 134 with the Carolina Hurricanes
  • NHL All-Rookie Team
  • AHL Rookie of the Year

Bill Horn

  • 9th year as the Hurricanes summer camp head goaltender coach
  • Former professional and collegiate goaltender, spent 8 years in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and UHL
  • 25+ years of training and coaching goaltenders

Carolina Hurricanes Elite Camp 2018

The Carolina Hurricanes Elite Camp, which offers the premier experience for high-level players, is back for its fifth year at PNC Arena. Elite Camp offers five days of NHL training on and off the ice in an NHL camp atmosphere. Come train like an NHL prospect!


Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Space is limited to the first 34 players (30 skaters and 4 goalies). Camp is open to U16, U15, U14 and U13 players with AAA and AA experience.


Camp Overview

Each day will include:

  • 90 minutes of on-ice skills practice with appearances by Carolina Hurricanes coaches and players.
  • One hour and 15 minutes of off-ice training led by The Performance Academy's Bill Burniston, Tim Gleason, and staff.
  • Lunch will be provided during camp to educate players on what they should be putting in their bodies during a hockey season. Players will eat the same meals as NHL prospects.
  • One hour skating session led by Elite Skating coach Ryan Dupraw. Dupraw has an extensive background training elite hockey players and was the skating coach for the ECHL's Florida Everblades for three years.
  • One hour lecture with topics that include nutrition, video breakdown and physical fitness.
  • Players receive a practice jersey and a workout shirt and shorts.

Power Skating Clinic 2018

This clinic gives an opportunity to our younger players to experience an elite power skating school at PNC Arena. Each day, players will receive a one-hour session with elite skating coach Ryan Dupraw. Dupraw has an extensive background training top players at all levels. Ryan was most recently the power skating instructor for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The skills learned at these ages will have a very significant effect on the level of play that is ultimately achieved in the player's future, with skating being the #1 skill needed to develop!

June 25-29, 2018 (Evenings)

U12, U10 and U8 (Advanced only)
Price: $235

Requirements: For players 12 and younger. Attendees in the U8 division should be at the advanced level.

Players should be able to perform (applies to mites too):

  • Hockey stop (on both sides)
  • Backwards cross-overs

Adult Hockey Clinics

Please check back for more adult hockey opportunities.

The Carolina Hurricanes' adult clinics give players an opportunity to strengthen their skills on and off the ice. The on-ice portions focus on skill development through small-area games and the ADM model, in which players work on skating, puck handling and passing skills in a competitive and fun environment. The off-ice portions give these athletes an idea of exercises they can do on their own to not only get stronger and healthier, but also prevent injuries. A video session is provided to show and explain some of the key areas of the game that will help positioning and overall team play. These clinics focus on development, showing that you can improve at any age.

Our adult clinics are conducted by Manager of Youth and Amateur Hockey and Hurricanes alum Shane Willis. Please email him at for more information.