Boarding & Travel

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK school
Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK school
Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK school


Our student-athletes that require boarding are billeted among a great group of local families. our Billets provide a safe and supportive environment that our students can call home.

We have had a great success through our billeting programme and feel that it has been an integral part of the growth of our Academy.

OHA UK’s Billet process is overseen by Swindon Borough Council and Wiltshire Council. Both organisations work closely with OHA UK to facilitate the process of placing our athletes in a home they will be comfortable with, as well as providing year round support to both the student-athlete and their families.



“As a Billet of 7 OHA boys over the last 4 years I can say it has been a great experience for us as a family. Each one of them has fitted into our lives so well. We have a part of their hockey lives too… Supporting them where possible. In Addition we have made some life long friends with the families too. I would recommend being a Billet for OHA it has definitely enhanced our family lives”

-Fiona Girling

OHA Billet Family


“I can honestly say that my lad has been in safe hands with his billet family. Its been a great comfort to know he was living with great people and cared for. He has also lived with a number of his teammates in his 4 years in the Academy all of whom are now like family.”

– Paule Mayoh, Father of Ethan Mayoh


“Playing at OHA was great! I had great Billet Families and made great relationships with people I still keep in touch with. It was a really good learning experience for me being away from home playing hockey, which set me up to go play junior.”

-Dennis Robertson

(Charlotte Checkers, AHL)



  • Dedicated transportation for all the team travel
  • To and from home, school and the academy
  • Dedicated buses and trailer
  • Professionally serviced and maintained throughout the year
  • Safety Emergency kits on each vehicle


Become a Host Family

If you would like to become a host family, please email or click HERE for more information.

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