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Arena rules and regulations

 

Arena Rules & Regulations

Promoting a positive experience for all participants.

General Expectations

Calgary Recreation strives to promote a positive experience for all participants. Arena users are expected to act in a safe, reasonable and respectful manner.

  • All persons under the age of 18 participating in organized sport must wear a Canadian Standards Association approved helmet.
  • CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended for all participants during ice activity and, in particular, for children and youth.
  • Pre-game or practice warm-ups i.e.: running on header trenches, stair climbing in the stands or calisthenics in the lobby areas, etc. are prohibited.
  • Calgary Recreation Arenas are non-smoking facilities.
  • Shooting of pucks, balls or other objects in the arena common areas is prohibited as a general rule. Some locations may permit it in designated spaces where signage indicates.
  • Use of profanity or inappropriate language is not permitted.
  • Groups/Individuals are responsible for any damage they cause to the facility.
  • Excessive noise makers are prohibited.
  • Garbage must be placed in receptacles provided.
  • Pets are not allowed on premises.
  • Unauthorized sale or distribution of food or beverages, goods and services is prohibited.
  • Unauthorized raffles or lotteries are not permitted in City facilities.
  • Spitting/chewing of tobacco products or sunflower seeds is not allowed.
  • Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused entry or will be removed from the premises.
  • Possession and/or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited including in locker rooms.

Shinny hockey

Shinny hockey

  • All participants 17 years and under must wear full hockey equipment and a CSA approved hockey helmet.
  • Participants 18 years and over, full hockey equipment and CSA approved hockey helmet is strongly recommended.
  • No slap shots or body checks.
  • Fair play: players are to rotate shifts to allow ice time for all.
  • Maximum 26 players including two goalies (first two goalies free of charge).
  • Payments accepted 30 minutes prior to scheduled start of shinny on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Parent/child shinny

Parent and child shinny hockey

  • Children must be accompanied on ice by a responsible person, 14 years and older.
  • All participants 17 years and under must wear full hockey equipment and a CSA approved hockey helmet.
  • Participants 18 years and over must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet. Full hockey equipment is strongly recommended.
  • Maximum 26 players including two goalies.
  • Skating aids are not allowed.

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Public skate

Public skate

  • Children must be accompanied on ice by a responsible person, 14 years and older.
  • All participants must wear skates or ice cleats/grippers while on the ice.
  • Chairs, skating aids, strollers and other devices are not permitted on the ice. Exceptions are allowed during parent and child skate times.
  • Sledge hockey players are welcome during public skate times (without the use of pucks).
  • Food and beverages are not permitted on the ice.
  • Tag or games are not permitted.
  • No-one is to be on the ice while the ice resurfacer is being operated. Wait until the gates are closed before going onto the ice.
  • It is strongly recommended for participants 17 years and under to wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.​

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Sticks/rings/pucks

Sticks, rings and pucks

This time is designed for individual players of all skill levels to have the opportunity to play on ice with sticks, pucks and rings in a safe environment. Both hockey and ringette players are welcome to attend.

  • All participants 17 years and under must wear full equipment and a CSA approved hockey helmet.
  • Participants 18 years and over must wear a minimum of helmets, gloves, skates, long pants and long sleeves.
  • Maximum 40 skaters.
  • All skaters
  • Slap shots, organized games, or shooter tutors are not permitted.
  • Children who play goalie are welcome to attend. Hockey nets will not have the posts inserted.

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