NEW for 2023-2024 Season

Referee assigning for Glenlake referees will be now completed by Central Region.  The Glenlake Administrator will no longer be assigning U9 and U11 games.  More information on next steps will be communicated once received.

Referee Certification/Clinic Registration

Clinic Types:

U15 Level 1 (13 & 14 years old) - Full day with ice session [search under *Official - Level 1]

U19 Level 1-2 (15-18 years old) - Full day with no ice session [search under *Official - Level 1-2]

All officials must re-certify every season if they wish to officiate past December 15. Officials' Certification from the 2021-2022 season will remain valid until December 15, 2022.

Registration for all Officials clinics, including the HU-Online course are available on the Hockey Canada Registry Clinic Registration page under "Officials".

IMPORTANT: All referees must have an HCR 3.0 (Spordle) account to register for the referee clinics as e-hockey has been migrated into the Hockey Canada Registry.  Referees can choose to make their own HCR account or use their parent's account once their membership profile has been linked to their parent's HCR account.

NEW REFEREES: The HU-Online Officials 1/2 program is a pre-requisite for registration in an in-person Officials - Level 1-2 Clinic. This course only needs to be completed once and is not required to be re-certified each year.

Click here to be taken to the HCR Clinic Registration page. Be sure to select HOCKEY ALBERTA and HOCKEY CALGARY at the top by Find Your Clinic to narrow the search results.

Questions about clinics can be sent to

General Referee Information

Referee Equipment

Hockey Alberta - Officials - Resources - Equipment

Required Equipment:

  • Black CSA certified helmet
  • CSA certified half visor
  • Metal or black plastic whistle
  • Black polished skates with white laces
  • Hockey Canada Rule Book
  • Clean official's black and white sweater with Hockey Alberta crest and Hockey Canada crest (with removable arm bands only)
  • Black, pressed pants

Optional Equipment:

  • Elbow pads
  • Athletic support and cup
  • Measuring tape
  • Shin Pads

*** Please note that a black Mesh Under Arm jersey is illegal

Where does the Hockey Alberta Crest go? - Left chest area over your heart
Where does the Hockey Canada Patch go? - Left shoulder
It is not recommended that you iron these on unless you get it done at a sports shop who have the correct equipment. Sewing is the best option. Crests are available at Tuxedo Sports.