This month, a three day summer hockey camp for U7 to U17 players will be taking over the Bold Center ice in Lac La Biche County. During the hockey camp running from July26-28, kids in each age range will hit the ice with Bellz Edge Elite Hockey Camp to learn from the best, says Andrea Ulliac, a local organizer and volunteer.
The Westlock-based company will draw 10 professional staff members to teach on-ice and in-classroom game skills for up to 60 players. Skating and goaltending skills will be on the agenda.
“Bellz Edge camp players will have the opportunity to learn from professionals and collegiate players from all over. The kids are going to get some time on the ice, and in the classroom sessions and also learn about nutrition and training. We’re hoping that the kids have an amazing time,” Ulliac said, hoping it will serve as a bit of a highlight of the summer holidays. “I thought it would be awesome to have something for our local kids to be able to do a hockey camp in the summer.”
The fee for the three-day camp is $250 per player.
Training and fun
Ulliac says the summer camps give young skaters a chance to learn skills, get some conditioning, blow off a little rust ... and have a good time with like-minded folks.
“It gives the kids a great opportunity to meet with so many other hockey players while learning new skills, collaboration and leadership skills,” she said.
Only 60 spots are available for kids born between 2005-2017, said Ulliac. The registration deadline is July the 20. Going into the weekend, the camp was about half full.
“We still need about 30 more kids to register for the camp between the ages of four and 17. The $250 fee includes a jersey and swag bag,” Ulliac says. The bags are filled with various items donated by White Swan Ltd. from Atmore and Bullseye HD in Lac La Biche.
Additionally, one lucky participant who registers early will also have a chance to win back their entry fee, she said.
“For anyone that registers before July 15, they will have the opportunity to win their registration fees back,” she said.
The camp will run from July 26-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register email Andrea Ulliac at [email protected].