What’s Going On

SLHC 2014 Hockey Camp Continues

The Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp is alive & well.  The new home of the hockey school will be the Sylvan Lake Multiplex; it was attached to the old arena.

We were moving over to the Multiplex next year anyway so we’re just moving a year ahead of time.  Be re-assured, the 2014 SLHC summer camps are still going ahead for this year!

~ Graham Parsons, Founder & President, 40 years with Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp

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

  • Sylvan Lake Hockey Arena CollapsesJanuary 20, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    Video transcript: “Well, I’m sure everyone’s heard the news, it’s all over the nation. It’s a sad day when the arena went down. As for the hockey school, I’d like to assure everybody that it’s alive and well and I’m actually standing out front of the new home of the hockey school which is the […]

  • Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp Gets A New Look!December 24, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    We are back!! Thank you for your patience and “Welcome to new our new website”. Not only do we have a new look we also have an enhanced direction in our development mandate.

  • SLHC Acquires The Complete Athlete Training CenterDecember 23, 2013 - 10:51 am

    In a further effort to enhance their commitment to player development the Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp has acquired the Complete Athlete brand. This acquisition adds a whole new developmental dimension to the company as it branches out to a true “hockey specific training center” that can cater to the committed athlete.

Upcoming Events

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 led to a formal agreement that makes the SLHC and the JHC “Endorsed Licensees of Player and Coach Development.”

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.