Enhanced Restrictions

Nov. 25, 2020

Good evening SLMHA family,

As per the Government of Alberta & Alberta Health Services announcement yesterday, there will be a suspension of Hockey Effective Nov. 27th - Dec. 18th at which time we hope for an update from GOA & AHS.

Nov. 25 & 26 Ice Sessions:

Ice sessions scheduled for Nov. 25 & 26 are permitted to run, so long as all COVID protocols are followed. If a cohort chooses to shut down earlier, SLMHA fully supports them in their decision.

Members who choose to continue on ice, we encourage you to wear a mask, especially when you are not able to physically distance. Please also follow all facility guidelines.

The Town of Sylvan Lake has provided an update regarding closures of the Nexsource Centre as well:


SLMHA will continue to notify members as we work through this ever-changing situation. We again thank you for your patience and understanding!


SLMHA Board of Directors

SLMHA & AHS Enhanced Restrictions

Nov.12, 2020

Good evening SLMHA family,

Today has been a very busy day with more questions than answers. Here is what we believe to be true at this point in time:

- The AHS enhanced COVID measures as they relate to the two-week hiatus for sport and fitness does not include Sylvan Lake.

- The NexSource Centre is open and all scheduled ice slots will continue for SLMHA at this time.

- Game play within your cohort as long as the cohort association(s) are not impacted by the AHS measures can continue.

- Games scheduled with affected associations will not proceed as scheduled for at least the next two weeks. ***Managers please communicate with your cohort opponents and your team.

We are still waiting on formal league direction. If it is materially different than what is anticipated that will be relayed to members.

At this time as we continue to see additional restrictions imposed across the province and country, we strongly encourage our members to physically distance as much as possible; wear masks when physical distancing is not possible; limit time and number of family members in our facility and err on the side of caution in all cases as we all work to ensure that further measures are not taken.

Any questions please have your team managers reach out to your division director for clarification.



SLMHA Board of Directors

2020-2021 Return to Hockey Plan & COVID Guidelines

Message from the Board of Directors

In response to the Hockey Alberta’s Return to Hockey Plan released on June 30, 2020 that incorporates the current requirements outlined in stage two of the Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Plan, Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association has prepared a return to hockey plan for all our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association,in consideration of rules set out by Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta, Alberta Health Services,and the Town of Sylvan Lake,have created a plan to safely allow our players back on the ice as soon as possible.As we continue operating under the direction of Alberta Health Services and Hockey Alberta, our goal is to provide an experience as much as normal, and as is possible within the restrictions provided.

This plan is subject to change and will change based on orders from the Chief Medical Officer, the Province of Alberta, the Town of Sylvan Lake and Hockey Alberta.This plan relies heavily on the honesty and integrity of our association, players and families, and a commitment by all participants to abide by the rules of the plan. If members do not respect these rules, SLMHA has the right to pursue disciplinary action and suspend or revoke an individuals’ registration.

Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association encourages all participants to review the links to documents in the appendix of this document from the Hockey Alberta Return to Hockey Plan, specifically relating to Roles & Responsibilities, as well as Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta sanctioning guidelines.


Board of Directors

Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association