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Why We Play - Contest Rules



Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to Alberta residents who are either: a) a female athlete who is registered, or plans to register in female hockey within one of Alberta’s Minor Hockey Associations, or b) the parent or guardian of a female athlete who is registered, or plans to register in female hockey within one of Alberta’s Minor Hockey Associations.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of HOCKEY ALBERTA as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter starting MAY 24, 2021 and ending MAY 28, 2021. All entries must be received by MAY 28 AT 11:59PM.

How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by commenting on the contest post on Instagram, Faceboom, and/or Twitter with what female hockey means to you, and tagging two teammates/friends. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of HOCKEY ALBERTA.You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of HOCKEY ALBERTA.

Prizes: Three winners will be randomly selected to each recieve a reimbursement of their 2021-22 registrations fees for a female hockey program, up to $1,000. Prize payment will not be made directly to contest winners, but will be made directly to the appropriate Minor Hockey Association once registration payment has been completed. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by HOCKEY ALBERTA. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at HOCKEY ALBERTA’s discretion.

EACH PRIZE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. All prize-related expenses, including without limitation all federal, province, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for HOCKEY ALBERTA to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be selected at random by HOCKEY ALBERTA under the supervision of HOCKEY ALBERTA. Winners will be notified by A DIRECT INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER MESSAGE on or before SATURDAY, MAY 29. HOCKEY ALBERTA shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information.

If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 24 HOURS from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, province, and local laws and regulations.


Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that HOCKEY ALBERTA, anyone acting on behalf of HOCKEY ALBERTA, and HOCKEY ALBERTA licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of HOCKEY ALBERTA. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless HOCKEY ALBERTA from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which HOCKEY ALBERTA may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

Terms & Conditions: HOCKEY ALBERTA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond HOCKEY ALBERTA control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, HOCKEY ALBERTA may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by HOCKEY ALBERTA. HOCKEY ALBERTA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. HOCKEY ALBERTA has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made,
HOCKEY ALBERTA reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless HOCKEY ALBERTA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Alberta having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the HOCKEY ALBERTA website.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program.

By submitting a photo for entry in the campaign, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules. Residents of Canada will be required to enter a skill-testing question to claim their prize.