Return to Hockey
Hockey’s Path Forward
UPDATED AS OF April 8, 2021.
The Government of Alberta’s A Path Forward allows specific hockey activity to occur. Children and youth, and college and university students, can participate in limited team sport activities, subject to mandatory restrictions as outlined by the Government of Alberta on the A Path Forward webpage.
- All participants must be 18 years old or younger, except coaches/ instructors.
- Practices are allowed for indoor and outdoor training.
- Games are not allowed.
- Physical distancing must be maintained at all times between all groups and all participants (players, coaches/ instructors) in each group at all times:
- 3-metres physical distance for indoor activities
- 2-metres physical distance for outdoor activities
- APRIL 8 CHANGE: The original provision put in place in mid-February, allowing for an indoor ice surface to be split and two groups of 10 to be active on the ice at the same time, has been restored by the Government of Alberta. The provision for splitting an ice surface and allowing two groups to practice at the same time had been removed by the Government of Alberta on April 7. On April 8, that decision was changed back by the Government of Alberta. See Youth and Collegiate Sport and Recreation Activities tab.
Full details - including guidelines for indoor and outdoor activities, requirements for coaches, sanctioning requirements and regulations for parents and spectators - are included in the updated version of HOCKEY’S PATH FORWARD, Hockey Alberta’s Return to Hockey Plan.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please consult the CAN I PARTICIPATE IN HOCKEY? diagram.