COLD LAKE – After seven years, the Oilers Hockey Clinic will return to the Cold Lake Energy Centre from May 26-28.
The program is offered to players between the ages of seven and 13, providing high-caliber training while developing hockey and life skills in a fun atmosphere.
For players wanting the chance to participate in the free hockey clinic, parents of local players must register by 5 p.m. on May 5. One hundred lucky participants will be selected through a random lottery draw.
This year’s clinic is focused on grassroots hockey development and is open to both boys and girls.
The 13th annual Oilers Hockey Clinic being held in Cold Lake is made possible through a partnership between the Edmonton Oilers and ATCO. The last clinic held in Cold Lake took place in 2016.
“The Edmonton Oilers are committed to the growth of the game and through our wonderful partnership with ATCO, we are excited to bring the Oilers Hockey Clinic back to Cold Lake,” said Stew McDonald, the president and Chief Revenue Officer, OEG Sports and Entertainment.
Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings alumni will be on site as lead instructors for the clinic. However, the participating alumni have not been confirmed yet.
The clinic will feature multiple daily on-ice sessions, dryland training, concussion management sessions, physiotherapy clinics and yoga.
Before the clinic starts, ATCO will be throwing a community kick-off barbecue on May 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cold Lake Energy Centre. All Cold Lake and surrounding residents are invited to take part.
At the barbeque, the community will get the chance to enjoy complimentary food and activities, plus interact with Oilers alumni and the Orange and Blue Ice Crew through games and giveaways.
“This is a great opportunity for fans in the area to connect with our team, and it also provides a chance for our organization to give back as well. It has been seven years since we last visited Cold Lake and we look forward to bringing the Oilers experience back to the city,” McDonald said.
Corey Evans, the director of Marketing for ATCO, added, “This is an amazing opportunity to bring our partnership with the Edmonton Oilers to this community while helping to create a once in a lifetime hockey experience for local youth.”
For more information or to register for the Oilers Hockey Clinic go to EdmontonOilers.com/HockeyClinic