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Closed for the season

AGM of the KASLO & DISTRICT ARENA ASSOCIATION is Thursday, May 26, 7pm, Kaslo Arena. Everyone welcome!

Spring is here and we are closed for the season.

Re-opening Early October 2016

Available for rentals through the off season – 778-205-0078

The Kaslo and District Arena Association AGM is Thursday, May 26 at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

The Arena Board would like to extend a very warm thank you, again to all those who helped remove the ice this year. And very special THANKS to Joe Johnston and Barry Freeman for sweeping the entire floor surface themselves. Whew – you guys rock!

 

About us… 

The Kaslo & District Arena Association is a village asset run by a Volunteer Board. These volunteers are dedicated to maintaining and improving the arena, in a fiscally responsible manner, by providing the best ice and facility at the most economic price possible, for the enjoyment of the community of Kaslo and surrounding area. The Complex facility houses a standard sized hockey rink, meeting facilities, viewing/exercise room, kitchen, two curling rinks, a lounge and concession. Various rooms, or all, are available for rental in the off season. To contact the Curling side of the complex please visit their website: kaslocurling.com

Coming to Kaslo for hockey? visitkaslo.com has all the information you need to make your stay easy and enjoyable!

Thanksgiving: Monday, October 13; Remembrance Day: Wednesday, November 11; Christmas: Tuesday – Saturday, December 22 – 26; New Years Day: Friday, January 1; BC Family Day: Monday, February 8; CLOSED for Season March 13

The Most Canadian Photo, Ever was born here...

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The West Kootenay’s Kaslo AfterBurners play Shinny on Shamrock Lake.

There once was a little glacial fed lake, minding its own business in the Panorama mountain range high above Invermere BC. Molson Canadian Brewing Co. had the brilliant idea of clearing the snow off Shamrock Lake and having a hockey game there… shoot a few commercials #AnythingForHockey – oh so Canadian, lucky for us! When they finished shooting the commercial the Heli-skiing Outfit that transported the crew up and down the mountain decided to open it up to the public – 22 Skaters at a time = two teams of 10 plus a goalie each – weather permitting of course. Eric Mathews’ (the helicopter pilot) home rink is Kaslo, where he plays Saturday nights with a group of really good guys. Hockey culture is very strong in this rink. And so when offered the chance, each player that could, paid for his seat – the chopper was full in no time. One of the players was a corporal from Kaslo, who thought a photo of himself in his serge on a glacier might make a great Christmas card… and so with permission from his superiors he packed it along… and at intermission donned and skated, while his teammates took photos. From those photos came the Goalie and the Mountie coined “The Most Canadian Photo, Ever” by cbc.ca Photographer Rick Wiltse has given permission to the Kaslo Arena to sell the photo – with monies raised going to the new condensers the Kaslo Arena so desperately needs. If you would like a striking piece of Canadiana while donating to a worthwhile cause, purchase your photo here.

In what may be the ultimate example of “paying it forward” the fulfilled dream of a Canadian Mountie to play hockey on a glacier will now help dreams come true for refugees from the conflict in Syria. What was dubbed by many as “the most Canadian photo ever” – a picture of an RCMP member in the traditional Red Serge of the Mounties playing hockey on a glacier high up in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia will now be sold with proceeds going to Syrian refugees, and to help refurbish the ice arena of Kaslo, the small mountain village the Mountie, Shaun Begg, was stationed in.

Begg, now an RCMP Sergeant and stationed in another mountain town (Smithers) is thrilled refugees will benefit from his “thrill of a lifetime” experience, and he says, he hopes it further enhances Canada’s reputation on the world stage as a generous and welcoming country.