tagline-starTRADITION CONTINUES : THE NEXT GENERATION

What’s Going On

This summer marks the 40th consecutive year of the SLHC, and while we look back at our past with pride and satisfaction, we look forward to the future with a new look and a focus on player development.

A big part of this focus is the addition of our “Coach and Leadership Development Program” that integrates LMHA’s ( Local Minor Hockey Associations) champions to help throughout the summer sessions. For further information on this and any other new initiatives go to our About Us page.

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp – Central Alberta Hockey Camp & Development Center.

Highlights – Article Central

  • NOSTALGIC DAY. 2014 Sessions begin in the Multi-plex.July 6, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Be sure to follow the Facebook page for updates and pictures, both on-ice and group activities including the waterslides. https://www.facebook.com/SylvanLakeHockeyCamp What an exciting day, a day of new beginnings.  It was the first time SLHC changed buildings in 39 years. Excited kids, excited parents, and another beautiful summer day all add to the enthusiasm of […]

  • SLHC First Sports Organization in Alberta to Provide Red Cross “Safe From Violence & Abuse” Mini Workshops.June 22, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    KIDS DESERVE SPORTS THAT ARE SAFE FROM VIOLENCE AND ABUSE. Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp is proud to partner with Canadian Red Cross! WE WILL BE THE FIRST SPORTS ORGANIZATION IN ALBERTA to provide information and short “Be Safe!” and “It’s More Than Just A Game” workshops to our athletes. MINI WORKSHOPS AIM TO INCREASE THE […]

  • Jasper Hockey Camp Starts July 27th, Celebrating 19 Years!June 22, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Greg Pallister, Coach Development Coordinator, and I made a quick trip to Jasper last week. What a great day! Always enjoy seeing our Jasper friends! Shirley, the gracious cook who has fed us all at the Jasper Hockey Camp for 20 years including Kevin Putnam and Jared Waldo, the two responsible for starting us on the amazing […]

  • June, 2014. Preliminary schematic designs. Truly will be a complete complex for our great community!
    The New NexSource Centre will be Fantastic!June 22, 2014 - 11:19 am

    It’s been five months since the collapse of our beloved old arena, known to some as the ‘Old Barn’, ‘Old Girl’, ‘Grand Lady’. Thank you once again to all our surrounding communities that stepped up and helped us with ice time, what would we ever have done without you! And we are so very fortunate […]

SLHC Development Initiative

The Beginning…

In 2013 Hockey Alberta and the Sylvan Lake/Jasper Hockey Camps entered into a pilot project to evaluate the possibilities of Hockey Alberta partnering with private operators who currently deliver off season development as long as they do so in accordance with Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada’s Long Term Player Development Program’s” goals and aspirations. The success of that “pilot project” has firmly entrenched that vision and values into the SLHC and JHC player and coach development program.

What Does That Mean?

In 2011 Hockey Alberta started investigating the possibility and effects of expanding their off season development programs from their “Program of Excellence”, which targets elite athletes 14 years and up, to a more grassroots approach. It was determined that the membership of HA wanted some form of shoulder season programming. It was also determined that it was happening in environments that were not in keeping with Hockey Canada’s LTPD program which very specifically outlines the process of proper age specific player development.

Read all about our Long Term Player Development Initiative

What Others Say

The Sylvan Lake Hockey camp has put this town on the map!  Hope its here for long term as so many visitors comment on how great it is .  Awesome !!

I attended a few hockey camps every summer.  The one that stands our for me the most was the Sylvan Lake Hockey School.  I’m from St. Albert, AB.  Sylvan Lake was about an hour and a half away and my grandpa would take to the school for the week and we would camp there.

The school stands out to me because they not only taught on ice and had plenty of instructors, but had off ice teaching about hockey skills as well.  I also liked that at the end of the week of skill they broke us up and had one final “big” game where we played.  Most of all it was the time I got to spend camping with my family that I enjoyed the most.