Hockey Alberta is implementing changes to its Registration Fee structure, as well as increasing the Hockey Alberta Registration Fee, effective for the 2023-24 season.
The Hockey Alberta Registration Fee is assessed for each registered Hockey Alberta participant (Team Official or Player). It is invoiced to registered Senior and Junior Teams, along with member Minor Hockey Associations, Accredited Schools, Pond Hockey, Recreational Hockey, and Para Hockey organizations.
The Hockey Alberta Registration Fee helps offset the costs associated with Hockey Alberta’s administration of operations, member service and development activities. The Registration Fee also includes designated allocations to the Facility and Technology Funds overseen by the Board of Directors.
For 2023-24, the following changes are being implemented:
- For Minor Hockey (including Accredited Schools), the Team Fee and Registration Fee structure is changing. The new structure incorporates the Team Fee into the Registration Fee for Minor Hockey (including Accredited Schools) and discontinues separate invoicing of the Team Fee, as both fees previously were allocated to cover similar types of expenses. The Team Fee continues to be invoiced separately for Junior and Senior division teams.
- Hockey Alberta is increasing the Registration Fee for all Players and Team Officials - except at the Intro to Hockey level. This increase is to help offset inflation. The change for Senior and Junior Hockey is $3 per individual. For Minor Hockey (excluding Accredited Schools), the change per individual is $5.50, which includes the merging of the Team Fee as noted above. For Accredited Schools, the change is $15.50 per individual, after merging the Team Fee.
- The shift to the new Hockey Alberta Registration Fee structure was done to maintain similar revenue levels for Hockey Alberta and similar expenses for Minor Hockey members as previously existed with the separate Team Fee. The new structure also preserves lower costs for those entering the game at the Intro to Hockey and Recreational levels.
- Hockey Canada is finalizing insurance rates for the 2023-24 season. The rates listed in the following chart are subject to change. Hockey Alberta will update members when Hockey Canada’s fees are approved.
Full details are outlined in Information Bulletin 22:09, including a chart with provides the full breakdown of fees collected on behalf of Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada, and the projected Total Fee per Participant. The chart will be updated once Hockey Canada fees are confirmed.
Information on Hockey Alberta’s finances is reported to the membership annually at the Annual General Meeting in Hockey Alberta’s Audited Financial Statements.