Word on the street is there are a lot more private skating rinks this winter than usual. People want to skate and with hockey and indoor facilities shut down for three weeks, back (and sometimes front) yard rinks are one answer.
Curling Alberta has given clubs in ‘enhanced’ zones the green light for allowing individual, one-on-one, and family (same household) practices.
So we are opening up the club starting Wednesday, December 2nd for individuals, one-on-ones, and families from the same household to book a sheet.
Lakeside Figure Skating Club in Slave Lake received $10,000 from the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant, to help it respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A media release from Lakeside says, “In September, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced an $8 million
Minor hockey finally arrived back on the scene this past weekend. It came with a new set of headaches, thanks to COVID, but the hockey was good, the kids had fun and fans of the game (including your local sports reporters) are happy it’s back.
In a year of firsts, here’s another one: championship games for the 2019/20 Slave Lake Curling Club league season were played last and this week.
Back in March, the curling club closed, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association will not have a winter indoor season in 2020-21. In a normal year, this would be November to December and February to March.
With COVID-19 restrictions, kids are encouraged to only be part of one sports cohort, says new association president Gabriel ‘Gabi’ Angelescu.
Slave Lake’s Junior ‘A’ team started its sophomore season with a bang, clobbering the rookie Fox Creek Ice Kings in a pair of games. The ‘Dogs skated to an 8 – 1 win in Fox Creek Friday night and followed it up with a 9 -1 victory in their home-opener Saturday.
Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association issued a stern warning to parents and other spectators on Oct. 7. The rules regarding behaviour in the rink at practice or games are “non-negotiable.”
“We’ve got a long ways (to go),” says new Slave Lake Icedogs’ coach Joey McEwan.
That was his answer to a question about his impression after the junior squad’s first skate, on Sept. 14.
On the other hand, “we have a lot to work with here.”
Ice user groups got the lowdown last week on the Town of Slave Lake’s plans for running the indoor ice rinks this season.
It starts with a later-than-usual date (or dates) for ice installation. And then it gets very strange, with guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 being the dominant factor.