WHAT IS IT?
In conjunction with the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and Centre ICE Summit, the Summer ICE Jamboree will bring Novice hockey players from across Alberta together to be immersed in the excitement of international hockey and the thrill of learning and playing alongside new teammates. Players will register individually and be placed on teams which will represent each of the eight nations competing in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup – Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
The event runs August 11-12, 2018 at the Downtown Community Arena in Edmonton. Participation in this fun-filled weekend will include five half-ice games and a complimentary ticket to the Hlinka Gretzky Cup gold medal game on Saturday, August 11.
Registration is open to players born in 2010 and 2011. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and the deadline to register is Friday, July 27.
Hockey Alberta staff will be on-site to provide coaches with support in facilitating the new Intro to Hockey format. There will also be drop-in information sessions for parents and the public to attend to learn more about this new approach to Novice hockey. For more information on the Intro to Hockey model, please see the Hockey Alberta website or check out the video below: