|General Program Info|
Calgary‘s Inter-community Grassroots Hockey League is an alternative hockey league that was created to give children aged 4 -11 an opportunity to play ice hockey in a fun, non-competitive and affordable environment.
The league requires minimal time and financial commitment versus traditional minor hockey leagues, and is open to all skill levels. Typically, Grassroots Hockey cators to the ‘beginner‘ to ‘average‘ player, but anyone can have fun! Basic skating ability is required, meaning, a player must be able to skate on their own and not require a coach to skate with them and hold them up. For the 4-5 year old groups, we accept total beginners, however, if the kids are unable to skate on their own, then we ask the parents to come out and assist as the coaches are not able to take care of individual players for the duration of a session.
This city-wide league is made up of four divisions: ages 4 & 5, 6-8, and 9-111with 8 to 12 players per team. All games are played on outdoor rinks; teams are coached by volunteer parents. Minimal equipment is required, and league rules ensure that all players have the opportunity to participate.
The playing season runs January through March, weather permitting. If a game is cancelled due to poor weather or ice conditions, an attempt will be made to reschedule it. Wednesday night games are generally rescheduled to Monday evenings and Saturday morning games are rescheduled to Sunday morning.
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