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.

We have recently changed the day of the week and the time of some of our regularly scheduled skating programs. Please double check the schedule below before you arrive.

Sledge Hockey

Sledge hockey players are welcome during The City of Calgary's public skating times (without the use of pucks). Please understand that the general facility accessibility does vary from site to site. View our facility accessibility features to get a better understanding of how or if the facility can meet your needs. For further information and/or accommodation requests, please contact 311 a few days prior to attending a specific arena.

  • 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.

Public skate

Public skate

  • Children under the age of eight 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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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 under the age of eight 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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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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