The Ice Breaker hockey game started as a one time event to raise money for theSlave Lake Wolves and Slave lake Winterhawks hockey Clubs.In previous campaigns local business were able to accommodate groups such as the Wolves and Winterhawks with sponsorship but because of a tough economic downturn this was not the case.
Out of necessity the Ice Breaker Hockey Game was created which would see a group of local players take on the Edmonton Oilers Alumni followed by a banquet. The event succeed beyond expectations raising $30,000 and the additional funds were donated to the Slave lake Rotary Club.Shortly after the hockey game our family lost our beloved Landon Persson to an unexpected illness. Landon’s cousin, Vern Fiddler (who played for the Dallas Stars at the time), offered up his services to play in the game if we could put together another one. Year two brought us more success and gave us the ability to create the Landon Persson Memorial Fund in which the funds from the event could be distributed.
The event has grown every year and we have had the pleasure of hosting current NHL players, Stanley Cup Champions, Olympic Medalists, Musicians, Movie Stars and even The Great One Himself!- all embracing Slave Lake and all of its amenities!
We are very proud to say there are no Admin fees or wages from our group, so 100% of the money raised over the weekend goes right back to groups and causes that are in much needed financial support! In five years we have raised $200,000 with key contributions to the Slave lake Community including; The creation of Landon Persson Park, an off leash Dog Park, Renovations to the palliative care unit along with yearly support to the Stollary Children’s Hospital.
2019 Brings us one of our most exciting events to date! Headlined by HHOFer Paul Coffey the game will feature a number of former NHL players as usual, but this year they will be joined on the Ice by one of Canadas top country groups; The Hunter Brothers! who will also be playing at our banquet!
Traditionally the banquet takes place at a formal setting in doors, this year were moving it to a private location that our guests will be bused to! Event goers are still getting the food, hockey talk, and all the luxuries of the Ice Breaker Banquet but this year you canenjoy a private, tented, catered event nestled in the wilderness that makes our region so great!
Following our hockey hotstove and the Hunter Brothers, Country Icon Charlie Major will play a late night set to keep the party going!
We hope to see you there, Dont miss out only 300 tickets will be sold!
Ice Breaker Game
August 24th –
Slave Lake Ice Arena
Puck Drop – 2:00pm
Ice Breaker Shaker
August 24th –
Bussing departs the SL INN from 4pm – 5pm
Supper served – 6:30pm
Hockey Hotstove – 7:00pm
Hunter Brothers – 9:00pm
Charlie Major – 10:30pm