Return to Hockey - On Ice Officials Plan

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta has worked with Hockey Canada and other provincial branches, Government of Alberta, Provincial Sport Organizations, Minor Hockey Associations, Leagues, and volunteer committees to develop Hockey Alberta’s Return to Hockey Plan. The Return to Hockey Plan provides guidance and expectations for a restart to hockey in Alberta, outlines required safety protocols and requirements, and assists Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) and Leagues with tasks they need undertake for hockey to re-start.

The Hockey Alberta Officials Committee (HAOC) has developed this plan for On-Ice Officials to assist in the safe return of hockey for participating officials. While the HAOC has worked to reduce risks as much as possible utilizing available guidance from governmental, regulatory and health authorities, it is recognized that participating in hockey this season is the personal decision of each official.

This plan reflects the Hockey Alberta Return to Hockey Plan (updated October 2).

The Plan is subject to change based on future Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and Hockey Alberta direction.
Information contained in this document is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The knowledge and circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are continuing to evolve and Hockey Alberta recommends that all participants and legal guardians refer to the Government of Alberta website for the most up to date information (

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