Register for Hockey
PLAY HOCKEY 2023-24 SEASON
Learn to Skate:
Have fun learning basic skating skills, at any age with fun, low-cost programming.
Learn to Play:
Sign up for short-term or one-day programs.
The First Shift program
- This is a 6-week learn-to-play program for kids aged 6 to 10 that includes head-to-toe Bauer equipment. Register for First Shift events in Edmonton.
Learn to Play Hockey program
- After you’ve tried The First Shift, graduate onto Learn to Play Hockey. This is a low cost, low commitment, recreational hockey program option for kids aged 5 to 11. More details on Hockey Edmonton’s Learn to Play Hockey program.
Play Minor Hockey:
Join the excitement by playing with a team.
Timbits U7 Hockey | Ages 4, 5, and 6
U9 Hockey | Ages 7 and 8
Community/Recreational programs | Ages 9+
Elite level programs | 11+ years old
REGISTER TO PLAY MINOR HOCKEY
You want to play on a team? GREAT! Now what? Minor hockey within the City of Edmonton isn’t as simple as playing wherever you want with one central registration system, so we’ve broken down the steps on how to navigate registration and help you decide which stream of hockey is best for your child in this guide below.
1. How old is your child?
First, let’s confirm how old your child is as of December 31, 2023 to determine their age division for the 2023-24 season. It is important to note that the December 31 age cut-off is a firm date; no exceptions to play within a different age category can be made.
2. Determine what level ideally you would like to try out for
Are you interested in recreational/community hockey (playing mostly for fun to spend time with your friends at A-level), or elite hockey (more serious competition and time commitment at the AA and AAA-levels for kids age 11+).
3. Play where you live
Next, based on your home address, you will need to register within your designated boundary. To find the club or district you belong to, follow these steps:
- Click here to view Edmonton’s interactive boundary map to determine where you will need to register. Locate your home address, and make note of which district/association (community hockey) or athletic club (elite hockey) you belong to.
- Make sure all the options on the left side are toggled OFF to begin.
- For community hockey boundaries, select the box next to: FEDERATION HOCKEY BOUNDARIES, or KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BOUNDARIES to register with a parish.
- For Elite hockey boundaries, select the box next to: HOCKEY EDMONTON ELITE BOUNDARIES
- For an all-girls option, select the box next to: EdmontonGirls (for community hockey through the Edmonton Girls Hockey Association - EGHA) OR the box next to: Edmonton Elite Girls Hockey (Elite hockey through the Edmonton Female Athletic Club). If you reside in the boundary for Southwest Zone, you have the option of their all-girls program for girls ages U9 to U15. (Please note: Edmonton Female Hockey Alliance has not yet been added into the boundary map; however, it is available city-wide for girls).
- These are the options for community hockey districts within the boundaries:
- NE DISTRICT:
- Brave Raiders
- Knights of Columbus (KC)
- NW DISTRICT:
- Whitemud West
- Knights of Columbus West (KC West)
- SW DISTRICT:
- Knights of Columbus Southwest (KC Southwest)
- SE DISTRICT
- North Seera
- Mill Woods
- Knights of Columbus South Side
- CITY-WIDE GIRLS ONLY
- Edmonton Girls Hockey Association (EGHA)
- Edmonton Female Hockey Alliance (EFHA) *New for 2023-24 season for all-girl teams for U13 AA, U13 Community, U11 Tier 1, and U9 Tier 1 only.
- These are the options for elite hockey athletic clubs within the boundaries (U13+):
- Knights of Columbus (KC)
- Canadian Athletic Club (CAC)
- SSAC (South Side Athletic Club)
- EAST (NORTH EAST AND SOUTH EAST):
- MLAC (Maple Leaf Athletic Club)
- CITY-WIDE GIRLS ONLY:
- EFAC (Edmonton Female Athletic Club - U15 AA and U18 AA)
- EFHA (Edmonton Female Hockey Alliance - U13 AA)
- Edmonton Junior Oilers (U18 AAA)
4. Ready, Set, Register!
Now that you have made note of your child’s age, desired level of hockey, and your district/association/athletic club, you are able to register to try out with your appropriate district or club before their respective deadlines.
Register directly online via the websites below, or contact the registrar for your area for more details.
- To register for Elite Hockey (Male U13 AA, U15 AAA, U15 AA, U16 AA, U17 AAA, and U18 AA teams and Female U15 AA, U18 AAA and U18 AA clubs) click here. Based on your age and your Athletic Club, click the respective logo to register.
- To register for U18 AAA Junior Oilers, click here.
- Do I need to know how to skate to play hockey?
- Although it is not required for athletes to learn to skate before they can register for hockey, being able to skate certainly makes learning puck handling, passing, and shooting that much easier. Skate Canada's CanSkate program is a dynamic learn to skate program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. Click here to find a Skate Canada CanSkate program nearest you.
- How much does it cost to play?
- There are different costs and volunteer commitments required for each Association, District, and Club, which is listed on their respective websites.
- What sort of financial assistance is available?
- What equipment is needed?
Mouth guard (level dependant)
Mouth guard (level dependant)
Jock strap/Jill strap
Jock strap/Jill strap
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- How long is the hockey season?
- The 2023-24 Hockey Season is tentatively set to begin on October 1, 2023. Evaluations for players will begin early September 2023. Each age division will be emailed with their evaluation dates/times/locations once our ice times are confirmed. The season ends in February, with Playoffs/Provincials/etc. taking place into March or April.
- What are the options for girls-only hockey?
- If you are interested in a girls-only program, the options are through EGHA (Community), EFAC (Elite), Junior Oilers (U18 AAA), or EFHA (U13 AA, U13 Community, U11 Tier 1, and U9 Tier 1).
- What are the rules and regulations for U7 and U9? What is cross-ice and half-ice?
- Read more about Hockey Alberta’s regulations here. Learn more about U7 hockey and U9 hockey through Hockey Canada.
- I have never registered for minor hockey in Edmonton before. What do I do?
- Before registering, contact the registrar in your boundary with your child’s name and birth date.
- A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport will need to be uploaded to your Spordle account, or provided directly to your registrar.
- Attain your Respect in Sport
- Complete the Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration form (which includes providing proof of residency by way of a recent utility bill).
- What is Spordle? How to do I use it?
- Spordle is Hockey Canada’s registration system. Create a Spordle account in a parent’s name. Once all participants have been added to the Spordle account, you will be able to register with your Association/District/Club through the Spordle Dashboard.
- When are tryouts, and what do I need to know before I tryout?
- Tryouts dates vary based on age divisions and which Association/District/Club you are trying out with. Generally speaking, tryouts will begin in early September. You will need to register to tryout based on your District. The registrar in your Association/District/Club will be able to assist you with the details.
- Can I play with a District or Club outside of my boundary?
- The easy answer is “no”. However, some exceptions can be granted under certain circumstances. Our player movement process closes on May 31, 2023 for the upcoming 2023-24 season. For questions, please contact Hockey Edmonton’s registrar, Glenn Sommerville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If I am over the age of 18, what are my options to play hockey?
- Players who are 18+ as of December 31 of current hockey season, may be eligible to register for the following leagues:
- U21 (Jr B/C):
- Hockey Alberta sanctioned senior male and rec leagues in Alberta:
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