Arena rules and regulations

We want everyone to enjoy their time at our facilities. Rules and regulations help create a safe, responsible and respectful environment for all. They apply to all arena users – please do your part. Failing to comply may result in a loss of arena privileges.

Do - Required

General rules

  • Wear a helmet approved by the Canadians Standards Association (CSA) if you’re age 17 and under and participating in an organized sport. We also strongly recommend children and youth wear a CSA-approved helmet during all on-ice activities.
  • Put all garbage in the receptacles provided.
  • Keep all food and beverages off the ice.
  • Report all accidents/injuries and incidents to facility staff.
  • Leave your pets at home.

Additional rules during Public Skating and Parent & Child drop-ins

  • Skates must be worn on the ice during Public Skating. Grips over footwear are permitted during Parent & Child drop-in sessions.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during Parent & Child skate times.

Additional rules during Sticks, Rings & Pucks

Sticks & Pucks is for people of all ages and skill to use sticks, rings and pucks on the ice, in a safe and fun environment. It is not for competition or games.

  • Participants 17 years and under must wear full equipment.
  • Participants 18 and older must wear a minimum of helmets, gloves, skates, long pants and long sleeves.
  • Children acting as goalie can participate. No posts will be inserted at the net for the protection of beginner skaters.
  • All participants must pay required admission, including goalies.

Don’t – Not Permitted

General rules

  • Warm-up outside of the game/practice space. For example, running on header trenches, stair climbing in the stands or doing calisthenics in the lobby is not allowed.
  • Smoke, vape, possess or drink alcohol on the premises, or come to the arena under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Spit/chew tobacco products or sunflower seeds.
  • Shoot pucks, balls or other objects in common areas.
  • Swear or use offensive language.
  • Cause damage to the facility. Anyone who does will be responsible for repair or replacement costs.
  • Use excessively-loud noise makers.
  • Sell or distribute unauthorized food, beverages, goods or services.
  • Conduct unauthorized raffles or lotteries.

Additional rules during Public Skating and Parent & Child drop-ins

  • Chairs, skating aids, strollers and other devices are not allowed on the ice, except during Parent & Child drop-in sessions.
  • Tag and other games are not permitted.
  • While the Ice Resurfacer is operating and while the gates are open no one is permitted on the ice.

Additional rules during Sticks, Rings & Pucks

  • Slap shots are not permitted.

Arena staff may establish and enforce additional rules as deemed necessary. The City of Calgary is not liable for any personal injury, or loss or damage to personal property that may result from arena use.

Alcohol and Cannabis Consumption – Zero Tolerance

Alcohol and Cannabis Consumption – Zero Tolerance

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

If organizations fail to comply with the guidelines they will be contacted by a City of Calgary representative and advised of the non-compliance. By agreeing to the terms of your ensuring that all league members are aware of the guidelines. 

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, Section 89 provides that no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or any other place as prescribed in the regulations.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Act, R.S.A. June 17, 2020

Public Place

89(1) Except as provided in this Act, no person may use or consume liquor in a public place or any place other than a residence, temporary residence, licensed premises or a place or class of place prescribed in the regulations where liquor may be used or consumed.

The City of Calgary in accordance with City Bylaws has established a zero alcohol and cannabis environment at City facilities. We ask for your support as we do our best to provide safe and enjoyable family environments at all City-owned facilities.

This Act 89(1) applies to all arenas, athletic parks, pools, playfields, parking lots and multi-purpose facilities.

Fines for not complying with Bylaw # 23M2018 smoking or vaping in public spaces is $100 (Cannabis) $115.00 (Alcohol or intoxication) 

Some exceptions are:

  • Festivals/Events booked through Recreation with approval/license from The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency and paid security.
  • Private adult events booked through an Athletic Park Special Event Application Form, with proof of AGLC approval/license. Security is provided for the duration of the event at a cost of $25 per hour per security guard. Security volunteers are not permitted.
  • Concessions with an AGLC license to sell alcohol.

Zero tolerance is in full effect and actions will be taken for organizations and or individuals who do not abide.

For organizations or individuals that would like to request Alcohol on site please apply through the special event application process

 

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