The Parkland U18 Rangers conditioning camp is off and running inside of Credit Union Place ahead of the 2020-2021 season.

There still is no word on when the new season will begin; however, that's not stopping the program from getting a head start.

The sessions began this past Tuesday and a session has been added on September 1 because of the interest level.

Rick Freese who will coach alongside Tyler Carefoot this season is just happy to be back on the ice.

"It felt incredible to get back on the ice and I know the players were chomping at the bit to get back at it," said Freese. "It's been a long off-season so everyone was excited."

The main point of this camp is to allow players to get back on the ice as they vie for a spot on the team's roster later this month.

"Tyler and I were chatting after the first ice session and we were pleasantly surprised with the intensity and speed," added Freese. "We got more out of them than we thought we were going to."

Main camp will feature two different sessions on September 8 and 10. They will be at 6:15 and 7:45 on September 8 and 6:15 and 7:30 on September 10. The Rangers intrasquad game hits the ice on September 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Credit Union Place.