Frequently Asked Questions
In order to be eligible to play for Glenlake, your child must live in one of our member communities. These communities are: Altadore, Bankview, Bel-Aire, Beltline, Brittania, Lincoln Park, Chinook Park, Cliff Bungalow, Eagle Ridge, Elbow Park, Elboya, Erlton, Garrison Green, Garrison Wood, Glamorgan, Glenbrook, Glendale, Glendale Meadows, Kelvin Grove, Kingsland, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Mayfair, Meadowlark Park, Mission, North Glenmore, Parkhill/Stanley Park, Rideau Park, South Calgary, Lower Mount Royal, Upper Mount Royal, Killarney/Glengarry, Richmond, Roxboro, Rutland Park, Scarboro, Scarboro/Sunalta, Shaganappi, Spruce Cliff, Sunalta, and Windsor Park.
Glenlake has hockey programs for children from ages 5 to 17.
If your child does not live in one of these communities, your child may be able to play for Glenlake only if certain conditions are met. Please contact our registrar at email@example.com. In most cases, however, if your child does not live in one of the above communities, please use this interactive map produced by Hockey Calgary to determine your local hockey association:
- June 1 – Registration opens online
- July 31 – Online registration closes
- August 15 - Late registration ends
Evaluations begin after Labour Day.
Please note: Because of the deadlines imposed on hockey associations by Hockey Calgary, we are required to have evaluations done by certain dates. Our evaluation schedule is in part dictated by the need to meet these deadlines.
Fees for all programs (including $15 community association fee) for the 2019-2020 are as follows:
HOUSE LEAGUE: Fees for the Novice, Atom and Pee Wee West Calgary House League for the 2019/2020 season were $725 per player (including a $15 community association fee). A late fee of $100 will be charged for any house league registration as of August 1st.
There is a $100 discount for families registering three or more players.
From time to time players will withdraw from Glenlake Minor Hockey Club (GL) for a number of reasons. GL recognizes this will happen and have taken the time to formalize this policy.
The Age Group Coordinator and the GL Administrator must be notified in writing or via email, by parent/guardian, of the request to withdraw the registration. Once this occurs the individual(s) withdrawing are not permitted to participate in any GL ice times.
- Prior to evaluations: Full refund less a $100 administration fee
- Prior to Team Assignment: Full refund less a $250 administration fee
- After Team Assignment (prior to January 1): GL reserves the right to review and issue refunds due to medical reasons only. Refunds will be prorated based on a seven month season (September – March) less a $100 administration fee.
- After January 1 - No refunds provided
Late fees are non-refundable.
NEW PLAYERS TO GLENLAKE (including transfers from other associations)
New Families to Glenlake must provide the following:
- New families MUST complete the online Respect In Sport Parent Program prior to registering. Details will be provided before registration begins for 2019-2020.
- Completed Parent Declaration
- Acceptable Proof of Age
- Birth Certificate; or
- Acceptable Proof of Residence (POR) - Must provide 2 of the following:
- Utility bill in your name (Cell Phone bills are not acceptable). Bill must include service address as well as mailing address;
- Proof of Community school enrolment, with your resident address included in the letter from the school;
- Current GST Statement or Income Tax Assessment
- 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 will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***
***Please note that a Drivers License will not be accepted as Proof of Residence***
Hockey Canada has mandated that starting with the 2019/2020 season, all Novice hockey will be played in a half-ice format. Hockey Calgary has announced the following changes for our upcoming 2019/2020 Novice season:
1. Implement a combined 2-Year Age Category 2019/20 season.
2. The combined age category of Novice will operate with a 4-Tier structure and will continue regionally with North and South divisions.
3. All players (2011 & 2012) will play in a ½ ice hockey environment similar to the Minor Novice structure from the 2018/19 season. Topline structure of the game format will remain as follows:
• Only 2 teams will be scheduled per each game slot
• Teams will play split squad, ½ at each end
• Games will be played 4 on 4 (plus goalies)
• Line changes will be on the buzzer (90 sec)
• No off-sides, no icings
• 1 official at each end
• Blue Puck
• Small Nets (3’x4’), if available
• Hard Boards, if available
• No statistics or scores will be posted
The Hockey Calgary guidelines as outlined in their news release are the game play guidelines that are to be adopted. They are in line with Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada mandated changes for the 2019/2020 season and are a stepping stone to full integration.
Additional guidelines are laid out in the Hockey Alberta Resource Guide posted here. ***It is important to remember that not all of the guidelines will be followed by Hockey Calgary this upcoming season***.
This is a very exciting season coming up! The West Calgary House League has been running as three separate associations since inception. The upcoming season marks a change to the operations and administration of the WCHL whereby it will now be amalgamated with the three associations. Players will continue to register with their Hockey Calgary designated association according to residency within association boundaries, however, teams will now be formed with players and coaches from all three associations. This change will allow more teams in the WCHL with better balanced and competitive teams across the league. Communication will be more WCHL specific although families will remain receiving their individual association’s general communications.
As part of this amalgamation, we are working closely with Hockey Calgary to secure ice at a location central to all three associations for all WCHL practices and games. This has not been confirmed but it is a goal we are aiming for to assist with reducing travel time for families during the season.
More information about this option can be found on the Glenlake website at http://glenlakehockey.com/page.php?page_id=98794.
If you are a Bantam or Midget aged player who intends to try out for the Calgary Royals, you must register with BOTH Glenlake and the Calgary Royals.
Players registering with Glenlake must register prior to the July 31 deadline using the registration link on the Glenlake Registration page. When registering using the Glenlake website, simply choose the quadrant tryout option within the Bantam and Midget age group categories. There will be no registration fee required until we have confirmation that the player has been released by the Royals and is returning to play with Glenlake. At that time, the FULL registration fee must be paid prior to the player’s first evaluation skate with Glenlake. Should your player be returned to Glenlake for the 2019-2020 season and they are not registered with Glenlake, there is no guarantee they will be accepted and a late registration fee of $250 will apply if accepted.
Players wishing to tryout with the Calgary Royals must also register using the Royals registration link found on their website. Please note that this year the Calgary Royals registration deadline is also July 31st. Registrations after this date will incur a late fee.
If you are unsure about how to register as a Quadrant player, please contact the Glenlake Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Calgary Royals Administrator at email@example.com.
Glenlake is fortunate to be part owner of the Flames Community Arenas just off Crowchild Trail. Find out more about our home arena here.
As such, most of our practices are held at FCA and almost all our home games are held there. The Glenlake board is attempting to secure additional ice to accommodate all our players.
You will often hear references to FCA Blue, FCA Gold, and FCA Red. These are the three existing arenas at Flames Community Arenas. The Blue arena is on the south side of the building, the Gold is the arena on the north side, and the Red Arena is located at the east end of the building.
Games are scheduled by Hockey Calgary and road games can take place anywhere in Calgary (except in Timbit, Novice and Atom where road games take place only in the south). Most arenas in Calgary are within easy driving distance of FCA.
A listing of arenas in the Calgary area can be found by clicking here.
Yes. The first few weeks of the season is taken up with evaluations. The purpose of the evaluations is not to judge the players but, rather, to put them on teams with children of similar abilities. In addition, there is a process where all the local hockey associations work together with Hockey Calgary to ensure that teams play against teams of similar abilities.
Body checking is allowed for players in the Bantam and Midget divisions 1, 2 & 3 only.
Your main responsibility is to be supportive of your children and to always treat your child, your child’s teammates, other players, officials, volunteers and other parents with respect and dignity. After all, this is a game and we’re all supposed to be having fun. For more information on the responsibilities of hockey parents, please see Hockey Canada’s Fair Play Code. Please also keep in mind that hockey is a team game and one of the values that we are trying to instill in our players is commitment. As such, it is only fair to the other players on your team and to the coaches for your child to attend as many practices and games as possible.
Hockey Calgary requires that all players have at least one parent/guardian complete the "Respect In Sport" program prior to their child playing minor hockey. Families are required to re-cetiry the Respect in Sport Parent Program every 4 years. To take the course, retrieve your completed certificate number, or to get more information on the program click on the link: Respect In Sport
Glenlake has a zero tolerance policy for abuse of players, officials, volunteers and other parents. Suspensions and/or bans from arenas are possible penalties for abuse.
Glenlake requires all parents in the Hockey Calgary stream to volunteer or pay an “in-lieu” fee. For more information on volunteering please visit the Volunteers page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can take an active role in your child’s team by coaching or volunteering as team manager. There are also chances throughout the year to volunteer to help out in other less formal ways.
If you choose not to help out on the ice or in the dressing room there are other ways to help out. Glenlake requires all parents to volunteer in some way, even if it’s only doing a bingo to help out. Glenlake is entirely run by volunteers and we value your time. You should also be aware that the money Glenlake makes from bingos directly reduces the registration costs you pay.
Players are generally on the ice 2.5 to 5 hours per week for games and practices. There are no set ice times at Glenlake. There will be times when your child will have early morning practices but these are shared between all teams and all divisions.
There’s no formal expectation that you will be at every ice time, but it’s good to communicate with your coaches if your child will be away for any period of time. Hockey is, after all, a team game and part of what we try to communicate to the players is that concepts such as responsibility, accountability and being part of a team are important not only at the rink but in life as well.
The following equipment is mandatory:
· Helmet (CSA approved)
· Face mask (CSA approved)
· Throat Protector (BNQ approved)
· Mouth guard (optional for Timbits only)
· Shoulder pads
· Elbow pads
· Shin pads
· Jock strap & cup/jill strap
· Garters/sock tape
· Socks (Glenlake will provide one set)
· Practice jersey
Child size hockey stick, cut to correct length (about nose height in stocking feet). Player's own water bottle - clearly marked and not to be shared, and a hockey bag to hold everything.
Optional equipment includes:
· Under equipment shirt and leggings (Under Armour)
· Skate guards
Glenlake provides home and away uniforms (only to be worn during games).
An excellent source for information on how to properly fit equipment can be found here: Equipment Fitting Guide
Fill out our coaching application. A link to the coaching application can be found on this page. Glenlake is a volunteer organization and can only function if you get involved, so thank you for your involvement!