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Outdoor rinks pop up in response to COVID shutdown

Leader staff 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…
Some curling returns to Slave

Submitted 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…
Slave Lake figure skating receives Jumpstart grant

Leader staff 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…
Minor hockey takes a two-week break

Icedogs also take a break due to COVID Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The brand-new minor hockey season in Slave Lake came to a screeching halt on Nov. 14. Slave Lake was not on the list of Alberta communities ordered by…
Icedogs move Babchuk

Leader staff Daniil Babchuk, the standout second-year defenceman with the Slave Lake Icedogs is no longer with the team. Traded to Fox Creek is the word from the team’s general manager Lauren Barr. And the official reason? “No comment,” she…
Minor hockey is back! Full slate of pre-season games

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader 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…
Icedogs face rival Red Wings: end winning streak

Leader staff On October 30 and 31, the Slave Lake Icedogs were scheduled to play the Fox Creek Ice Kings, but for reasons (unknown by press time) the team played the High Prairie Red Wings. Going into the game, Icedogs…