Hockey Alberta was founded in 1907, and for more than 100 years has been the province’s governing body for amateur hockey, from minor to senior, including the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. Hockey Alberta has approximately 450 member organizations representing more than 95,000 participants.
Hockey Alberta is a customer-driven, responsive organization committed to designing and implementing, enforcing and evaluating new ways to organize and develop players, coaches, officials and administrators to create positive experiences for everyone involved in the game.
Hockey Alberta’s head office is located in Red Deer, at Red Deer College. Most services and programs are based out of this office, including operations, development, communications, the Hockey Alberta Foundation, and a Regional Centre Consultant. Hockey Alberta also has six Regional Centre offices staffed by Managers who provide coaching and player development support to minor hockey associations. These offices are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, and Lloydminster.
Areas of responsibility for Hockey Alberta include:
- Liaising with Hockey Canada,
- Educating and training coaches and officials,
- Sanctioning all competition,
- Providing access to the Hockey Canada Insurance plan for coverage and protection to participants and administrators,
- Facilitating the development of high-performance athletes,
- Providing for all provincial competition,
- Leading the development of, and program delivery by, local associations.