In February 2012 Hockey Canada announced Predator Ridge would become their summer home after entering into a special and unique partnership agreement. Predator Ridge, the Okanagan’s premier golf resort, will be used as home base for the national hockey association’s summer activities including charity events and meetings with events and sponsors.
“Hockey Canada remains very active in the summer as we prepare our teams, events and programs for the following season,” says Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Hockey Canada. “This agreement will allow Hockey Canada to hold a number of events in the spectacular surroundings of Predator Ridge, while working towards a successful 2012-13 season.”
A heritage cabin, located on the 17th tee box of the new Ridge Course, which previously served as a snack shack in recent memory, has been completely transformed and rebranded as the Hockey Canada Log Cabin.
Inside there are jerseys autographed by Hockey Canada members, photographs from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and other playoff events. There is also a wet bar, flat screen TV, audio system and barbecue area.
Golfers, residents and resort guests are welcome to visit the Hockey Canada Log Cabin, which is open Friday to Sunday, from noon to 4:00pm.
“As a Vernon resident, Predator Ridge member and long-time supporter of Hockey Canada, I think this partnership offers great potential and I look forward to supporting it through events and legacy programs. The Okanagan has always been a hotbed of both sports and this partnership solidifies that leadership position,” says Ken Holland, General Manager and VP of the Detroit Red Wings.