Registration

General Information

Registration Periods:

Early Bird:   July 1 - August 15, 2020

Regular:      August 16 - August 31, 2020

Late:           September 1, 2020 +

Boundaries

Communities In SVHA:

Communities that fall into SVHA boundaries are: Carrington, Castleridge, Coral Springs, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Evanston, Falconridge, Keystone, Kincora, Livingston, Martindale, Nolan Hill, Panorama Hills, Redstone, Saddle Ridge, Saddleridge, Sage Hill, Sherwood, Skyview Ranch, Taradale

Fees & Payment

Hockey will be back for 2020/2021!

We continue to work with Hockey Calgary to ensure our return to the ice is focused on the safety of our players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators. We Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work towards building a safe and affordable season for your hockey players to return to the ice and will continue to communicate details as they become available.

With the ever changing landscape, please note that our standard refund policy is still applicable with the addition of following exceptions:

    • Unforeseen events, such as COVID-19, or other similar scenario’s, including the inability to use or access the necessary facilities, will result in a full refund minus un-recoverable costs to SVHA
    • Refunds will be considered for injuries with sufficient details provided on the injury (i.e. doctor’s note)

Player Divisions

At thier 2019 Winter Congress in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada.

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 and up, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.

Please see below for the updated division name changes:

Age CategoryYear of BirthLegacy DivisionVolunteer Deposit
(to be paid at later date)
Early Bird FeeRegular FeeLate Registration Fee
Under 7 - U7 2014-2015
Timbits$300$850$950$1050
Under 9 - U92012-2013Novice$300$1100$1200$1300
Under 9 - U9
House League
2012-2013Novice House League-$675$675$675
Under 11 - U112010-2011Atom$300$1125$1225$1325
Under 11 - U11
House League
2010-2011Atom House League-$675$675 $675
Under 13 - U132008-2009Peewee$300$1225$1325$1425
Under 15 - U152006-2007Bantam$300$1225$1325$1425
Under 18 - U182003-2005Midget$300$1225$1325$1425
Under 21 - U212000-2002Junior C- $1000$1100$1200

Payment Information:

 

  • Registration is done ONLINE only utilizing Teamsnap. Please refer back to the top of this page and chose one of the Registration Options shown.
  • Payments will be accepted by one the following:
    • The $250.00 deposit is accept online only thru Teamsnap during the registration process via MasterCard or Visa.
    • Payments Plans will be one of the following - Please note the following options are ONLY available only for players registered prior to August 15 and you MUST email admin@svha.ca prior to registration for full details.

      • THREE (3) equal installments by Pre-Authorized Debit (A void cheque and set up through our local ATB branch). Payment dates  will be August 30, September 30 and October 30.
      • THREE (3) equal installments by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment dates will be August 30, September 30 and October 30.
    • Payments will be accepted by money order or cheque.   Please mail money order or cheque to the following address:

SVHA
Box #216
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd NW
Calgary, Alberta T3K 2A8
Attn: Registration

IMPORTANT: 

  • If your payment (includes agreed upon payment plans) has not been received by August 31, your registration will be cancelled and we will NOT be contacting you for evaluations. No EXCEPTIONS.If you choose to pay with Money Order/Cheque it must be received by SVHA before the close of the applicable registration window (Early Bird, Regular), otherwise your registration will be changed to reflect the higher fee.
  • If you choose to pay by Pre-Authorized Debit Installments, arangements must be made by contacting admin@svha.ca to process your payment before August 15, 2020

U15, U16 & U18 AA or AAA Calgary Northstars tryouts:

  • Players who are trying out for AA or AAA teams in the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association (CNHA) are required to register with SVHA as well as CNHA.
  • You will NOT need to pay for your registration until you know if your player will be playing in SVHA.  Choose "Offline Payment" as your method of Payment during registration process, but DO NOT send money.
  • You must register before August 15 in order to qualify for the “Early Bird Discount”, if you don't you will be charged the full fee.
  • If you are registering multiple players, please register your children separately. This will keep the amount owing at checkout to just the players not trying out for CNHA
  • You MUST notify the registrar at admin@svha.ca if you are returning to SVHA from CNHA tryouts, otherwise you will NOT be allowed to evaluate.

Financial Aid

Do you require financial assistance?

Families that require financial assistance may apply to one of the below stated programs.  Hockey Calgary provides funding only through the Flames Even Strength Program application.  You will be required to complete your FESP application online and submit it directly to Hockey Calgary.

FESP funding for 2020-21 is set at a maximum of $700.00.

Any member applying for financial assistance must contact admin@svha.ca. prior to registering so fees can be adjusted.

 

Flames Even Strength Program/KidSport:

The Flames Even Strength Program helps families cover the cost of hockey registration fees thanks largely to title sponsor, the Calgary Flames - Flames Foundation for Life.  This program has given away more than $2,300,000.00 to children in need since 1998.  Families who want to apply for this funding must complete the online FESP form.

***  The application process is open from July 1 to October 15, 2020 for the 2020-21 season.  The process is an online form submitted directly to Hockey Calgary for review.  Click here for instructions on how to complete the 2020 Flames Even Strength Assistance form.

Click here for the 2020-21 Flames Even Strength Assistance form (fillable form can also be found on the Hockey Calgary website).  Make sure that all of your documents are uploaded otherwise your application will be denied.

Please note that your financial assistance information is kept strictly confidential.

 

Equipment:

If you are approved for financial assistance and require equipment for your player/goalie you may request assistance through Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank.  Anyone that qualifies for the Flames Even Strength Program also qualifies for Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank.   Please contact admin@svha.ca for further information.

SVHA 2020-21 Raffle

We will be taking a hiatus from the Raffle for the 2020-2021 season.

Refunds

Refund Policy

If a player is withdrawn for the hockey season, a refund of a percentage of registration fees may be available, subject to the following policy.

Refunds will not be provided for missed games or for portions of the hockey season (this includes player suspensions).  Once a player has been withdrawn, they will NOT be permitted to register again with SVHA until the following Hockey Calgary season.

To initiate a formal request for a registration fee refund, parents are required to email  admin@svha.ca highlighting “REQUEST FOR REFUND” in the subject line, identifying the player involved, and explaining the reason for withdrawal.    A review of the date and nature of the request will be completed.

It is acknowledged that extenuating circumstances can sometimes occur (e.g. player injuries, parent work transfers).  If required, a doctor’s note will need to be emailed separately to admin@svha.ca. If the request is due to medical disablement a refund will be processed and returned to you within 30 days of your request.

A non-refundable administration fee of $100.00 will be applied to all registration fee refunds, except under the following situations:

  • Successful Calgary Northstars Hockey Association player try-outs;
  • SVHA-initiated player releases; or
  • As deemed warranted by the Board of Directors due to extenuating circumstances.

Initial $250.00 Registration Deposit is non-refundable; except under the following situations:

  • Unforeseen events, such as COVID-19, or other similar scenario’s, including the inability to use or access the necessary facilities, will result in a full refund minus un-recoverable costs to SVHA
  • Refunds will be considered for injuries with sufficient details provided on the injury (i.e. doctor’s note)

The percentage of registration fees eligible for refund will be determined by the date SVHA receives the formal request for registration fee refund, as follows:

Prior to First Evaluation Ice Time 100%
Prior to Last Evaluation Ice Time 75%
Prior to Team Placement 50%
Prior to Roster Submission to Hockey Calgary 25%
On or after Roster Submission 0%

 

The Board of Directors reserves the right to review individual requests for registration fee refund, and to determine refund amounts accordingly.

May 2019 - Supersedes Members Handbook August 2014

Respect in Sport Parent

What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?

Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parent's natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour.

When do I have to take the course?

You are required to take the online course before you register online!  It is a mandatory requirement for Hockey Calgary and without taking the course you will not be able to complete your online registration.

Click Here to take the Respect in Sport Course

Does the course expire?

Yes all Respect In Sport Certifications are only valid for 3 years.  If you took the course prior to 2016 you will need to recertify

Is There a Cost?

There is a $12.00 which the parent must pay.

I took the course, why is it not linked to my children?

You will need to log back into your Respect In Sport account and update your "Child Management" under your profile.   and update your profile to link your children.  

Click Here

I took the course with another sport, is that RIS number valid?

Yes if you took the RIS Parent Program through another sport like baseball, then you can transfer that information to your account.  To transfer a certificate from another organization to Hockey Alberta's parent program you will need to go to the Parent Respect in Sport Link. and follow the instructions.

Help Desk

If you require additional technical assistance with program operation or computer glitches please call the 24/7 Help Desk. The service is in both English and French.

Website: Respect in Sport Support

Northstars – Quadrant Hockey

“Quadrant Elite” is made up of 4 hockey associations in Calgary for high level players, U15 through U21 age. The cost to play quadrant hockey is substantially more than community, most teams have travel requirements, more practices and games, and off ice training. Players must tryout for these teams. 

SVHA falls under the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association.

Registration for the Northstars typically opens in June.  For more information please go to the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association.

Players trying out for Quadrant Hockey must register directly with the Calgary Northstars Hockey Association.  These players MUST ALSO register with SVHA to facilitate our evaluation process.  Please register online and be sure to indicate that you are trying out for Quadrant Hockey when prompted.   

If you player makes a Calgary NorthStar Team:

  • Notify admin@svha.ca so that your registration can be deleted from the SVHA registration system.

If your player does not make a Calgary NorthStar Team:

  • Notify admin@svha ASAP so that your registration can be activated and the player added to the SVHA evaluation process.
  • Pay for SVHA fees

It is the player/parent's responsibility to inform SVHA that they have made the Northstars team or that they are returning to SVHA.  Please email admin@svha.ca

North Central Hockey League

The Flames Community House League is a partnership between the Calgary Flames organization, Hockey Calgary and our member associations.  The goal is to provide recreational players the opportunity to play organized hockey that is affordable, fun and safe with moderate time commitments allowing for participation in other social, academic or recreational activities. It also provides players with limited skills and knowledge an introduction to the game in a less intimidating format.

The program is regionally based, offers participants a chance to play the great game of hockey with less time and travel commitments.

North Central House League - U9 And U11 ONLY

 

Background:

In the 2014-2015 hockey season Hockey Calgary piloted a House League program in Simons Valley, Bow River, and West Calgary (Trails West, Glenlake and Springbank). Since the 2015-2016 hockey season, Hockey Calgary has expanded this program to all associations.  McKnight Hockey and Simons Valley Hockey form the "North Central House League" which is in conjunction with Hockey Calgary.   Each association will supply U9 and U11 teams to the program to play each other.

This is an optional League and is separate from the Minor Hockey Leagues in Calgary. Some of the highlights include:

  • In this House League Program players will have fewer ice times, relatively fixed dates and times and less travel time.
  • All teams will be balanced equally and play in one division.
  • Players are sorted from all 2 associations onto teams to make the numbers as even as possible.
  • We will be taking into consideration friend requests but cannot guarantee that they will end up on the same team.
  • The season will run from approximately the beginning of October to the end of March.
  • All teams will have one practice and one game per week. Days and times will be fixed (as available ice allows) so that families can plan ahead with a reasonable knowledge of how their schedule will look. Games will be hosted at Don Hartman NESS and weekly practices will alternate between Simons Valley and McKnight rinks.
  • The league will emphasize fun hockey with no stats or standings and will still provide high quality coaching by certified coaches and competitive games where all players will have the opportunity to improve their skills.
  • All associations will charge a reduced registration fee of $675.00 per player.
  • Additional practice ice, tournaments and exhibition games beyond what the league provides will not be permitted.
  • Both the U9 and U11 leagues will be sanctioned by Hockey Calgary and players will be properly registered and insured within Hockey Calgary.
  • Demand is expected to be high and thus space will be provided on a first-come basis. Associations may have a maximum player allotment for this program to balance team sizes and may be required to assign your child to the traditional program.

 

House League Players Can Expect:

  1. U9 (2012 - 2013) and U11 (2010 - 2011) divisions only.
  2. Reduced rate of $675.00 for the season.
  3. One practice per week, on a specific day. Ice times for the season will be based on which team you are placed on.
  4. One game per week on a Saturday or Sunday morning.  House games will only be against other teams within your U9 or U11 cohort until a full return to hockey (Goverment Phase 3) is announced.
  5. Ice times will be 60 minutes in length.
  6. Ice times will be scheduled for the entire season. Total of 30 ice times per season (15 practices and 15 games).
  7. Ice times will commence in October and end in March.
  8. Attempts will be made to balance each team.  There will be no ranking of House teams.
  9. There will be player “sorting” at the beginning of the season which will be required to balance the House teams.
  10. Cash Calls will be limited only to the funding of team apparel, trophies/medals and team building events. No team fundraising is allowed. The purchase of ice for additional practices, exhibition games and tournaments will not be permitted.
  11. House teams will not be sanctioned to play in any tournaments (in Calgary or outside of Calgary) or any exhibition games.
  12. Friend requests are allowed, Associations will do their best to accommodate but cannot make any guarantees.
  13. Goalie rotation will be allowed in both U9 and U11, and associations will provide necessary goalie equipment for both age groups. [If you child wants to play goalie full time in U11, we will do our best to accommodate that; however, in this situation equipment will NOT be provided. The rotation of goalies in this program is to create additional interest as we see a city wide shortage in our younger age groups.]
  14. Teams will wear their association jerseys during all games.
  15. Socks and a team photo memory mate will be included in fees.
  16. Games will follow all Hockey Calgary Rules and games will adhere to the standard Hockey Canada Fair Play Codes.
  17. McKnight Hockey and Simons Valley Hockey will support their House League teams. Volunteers may be required for the House League and each Association Volunteer Policy will apply to House League teams in the same manner as Minor Hockey teams.
  18. Coaching certification requirements are the same for House League and Community Hockey. Please refer to Hockey Calgary Coaching Requirements. [Requirements include Respect In Sport - Coach program (online), Safety program (online), Coach Stream, or equivalent (online and classroom/on-ice), Checking Skills for U11 ONLY (online and classroom/on-ice)]. Coach certification are reimbursable through the individual Hockey Association.
  19. Coaching selection will be managed through each association. If you are interested in coaching for a House team, please refer to your association website or contact your association for more details.
  20. Teams are formed by combining registrations between the associations. We do reserve the right to cancel the House League if we do not meet this minimum registration requirements.

Registration:

Registration for the House League is the same as the Minor Hockey registration.  Every Community District in Calgary is designated to a Hockey Calgary Community Hockey Association.  If you do not know which Association you belong to, please refer to the Calgary Association List (found on the Hockey Calgary website, under the Registrations tab).  Each Community Hockey Association website will also detail their online registration process.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Association registration contact listed below.

This is an optional program for U9 and U11 divisions only. You can elect to choose to play within the House League or the Minor Hockey League.  Players are only able to participate in one league for the duration of the hockey season.  Players may only change leagues between hockey seasons.

 

** SUBJECT TO CHANGE, DUE TO COVID

 

Simons Valley Hockey Association

website:        www.svha.ca

contact:        Sarah Palinkas, Administrator

email:           admin@svha.ca

registration:  July 1 - September 24, 2020 (dates may change due to Covid)

 

McKnight Hockey Association

website:        www.mcknighthockey.com

contact:        TBD, House Division Coordinator

email:          registrar@mcknighthockey.com

registration:  July 1 - September 24, 2020 (dates may change due to Covid)

 

I am a RETURNING SVHA MEMBER AND Ready to Register

1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Click Here to Register

  • In order to register you will need to have a valid Respect In Sport Certificate
  • In order to register you will need to know your players Hockey Canada ID.
    • If you do not know your player Hockey Canada ID please click here

I am NEW TO HOCKEY or NEW PLAYER IN MY FAMILY that has never registered with any Hockey Association before 

​1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Complete the Respect In Sport course.   You will NOT be able to register until the course in complete - Respect In Sport Course

Please choose Simons Valley Hockey Association - DO NOT Choose Calgary Storm

​3.     Email admin@svha.ca the following information

  • Completed Parent Declaration
  • Picture of the player’s birth certificate or passport for proof of age
  • Picture of proof of residency x 2 (see below for list of acceptable items)

4.     Once all the above information is received the SVHA registrar will send you the link to register your player.

 

Acceptable Proof of Residence Items

  • Utility bill in your name (Cell Phone bills are not acceptable)
  • Proof of Community school enrollment
  • Current GST Statement or Income Tax Assessment
  • Homeowner/Rental Insurance statement  (If moving prior to the start of the season, a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date.   If moving to a home under construction – a signed builder agreement with possession date)

 

***Please note that a Property Tax bill and Driver's License will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***

I am NEW TO SVHA in 2019 but I have played with another Association before

1.     Review the SVHA Volunteer Policy and Member Expectations/Fair Play 

2.     Email admin@svha.ca the following information

  • Completed Parent Declaration
  • Picture of the player’s birth certificate or passport for proof of age
  • Picture of proof of residency x 2 (see below for list of acceptable items)

3.    The SVHA registrar will then request a transfer to SVHA.   An email confirmation will be sent confirming the request has been made.

4.     The SVHA registrar will contact you when the transfer is complete and you are able to register with Simons Valley

 

 

Acceptable Proof of Residence Items

  • Utility bill in your name (Cell Phone bills are not acceptable)
  • Proof of Community school enrollment
  • Current GST Statement or Income Tax Assessment
  • Homeowner/Rental Insurance statement  (If moving prior to the start of the season, a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date.   If moving to a home under construction – a signed builder agreement with possession date)

 

***Please note that a Property Tax bill and Driver's License will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***