"Bandy Camp is the camp my son looks forward to every summer and the one camp he hates to have end at the end of the week!"
Lars Wennerholm - Swedish Youth Bandy Director
Kicki Sigfridsson (Right) - Sweden - World Champion
"The opportunity for my daughter to be coached by a Swedish coach and learn about their culture is fabulous."
Jonas Persson - 20 Year Swedish Elite Professional League - Vetlanda
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
August 5 - 9, 2019 (Monday through Friday)
8:00am - 4:00pm*
* On Wednesday afternoon we have a picnic and then go swimming for the afternoon...ending around 3:30pm. On Friday, they are done after their second ice time. NOTE - on other days we are usually done by 3:30pm - but pickup can take place until 4:15pm to work with parent schedules (we don't leave until all of the kids are picked up).
$250.00 (covers ice time, counselors, jerseys, Swedish coach travel expenses, mini-golf, Swimming, and more)
Richfield Ice Arena, Richfield, MN
Lars Wennerholm - Swedish Bandy Federation - Director of Youth Programs
Jonas Persson - Vetlanda Bandy Klub Goalie - Swedish Elite League
Kicki Sigfridsson - Skiro Bandy Klub - Swedish Women's Elite League - Sweden National Womens Team - Assistant Coach Sweden F17 National Team
Plus many USA Men's and Women's National Team current and former players.
The Minneapolis Storm hockey program strives to be more than just any other hockey association in the state of Minnesota. We have set up a 'sister' program relationship with the Västerås Hockey Klub and the Tillberga Bandy Klub (Tillberga is a 'suburb' of Västerås). As part of this relationship, the Storm sends over a group of kids to Sweden every other year to play hockey, bandy, learn Swedish Culture, and make new friends. More on these cultural trips can be found by clicking here: http://www.mplshockey.com/page/show/21596-sweden-trip-blog
In addition, the Storm members have created, supported, and attended the Swedish/American Bandy Camp each summer in order to provide a cultural opportunity to our members. In 1999, Washburn Hockey Association's Chris Middlebrook founded the Swedish/American Bandy camp as a way to introduce the popular Scandinavian/Russian sport to Minneapolis kids. Each year, three of Sweden's top youth intructors are flown here to teach our kids bandy for a week. In addition, current and former USA National Bandy Team members assist at the camp. The camp has grown to 110 participants - with almost all of them being Storm families. In 2007 and 2013, thirty Tillberga youth bandy players also attended the camp and visited Minneapolis.
This camp is open to Storm and non-Storm families. It will fill up fast. Last year, we turned away approximately 20 'late registrants'. Players are grouped by age/skill levels and camp is open to mites/6U through Bantams/14U (youngest players must have attended kindergarden). This year, it will be held at Richfield Hockey Arena. As part of the program, there will also be Swedish language lessons, Swedish culture, and other activities including swimming at the Richfield facilities for camp attendees. Parent help on-site with skate tightening, etc. is appreciated!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
One of 2013's camp coaches....Stefan Erixon (#10) Wins the Swedish National Championship in front of 50,000 fans!