Officiating is a significant component of the game of hockey. Without officials, there is no game. It is officials passion and dedication to the game of hockey, that makes this GREAT game possible!
To become certified as an Official in Calgary, you need to complete an online course, as well as attend a Certification Clinic. You also must be at least 13 years of age by December 31st.
More information can also be found on the Central Zone website.
Application Opening - July 8, 2020
Application Deadline - August 5, 2020
Once you have been accepted to the Southwest Hockey Squad, further steps will be emailed to you, that must be completed. Acceptance notifications will be sent by August 19th.
Check the Officials Resources for additional information about applying!
Choose the Application below that applies to you.
NEED YOUR HOCKEY CANADA ID?
You require your HCR ID to register for the Clinics. There are a few different ways to obtain your number.
We have created a "How To" intended to help with finding your Hockey Canada Registration (HCR) Number.
This only needs to be done ONCE, and is NOT required yearly.
Have your Hockey Canada number ready to register.
This is a 2 hour on-line course that needs to be completed before you sign up for the classroom portion with CZRC or SW.
To get started CLICK HERE
Central Zone Referee Committee (CZRC)
The hockey community today expects reliable, well trained, experienced officiating to provide the safe and fair environment demanded by parents. To accomplish this CZRC runs 50+ officiating clinics every season, completes 2000+ supervisions, conducts 20+ mini-refresher clinics, and completes 300+ Shadows.
All questions about clinic information, dates etc hosted by CZRC should be directed to them.
CZRC Contact: CLICK HERE
Southwest Hockey Officials Clinic
This clinic is set up specifically for "LEVEL 1 Officials" who have a Postal Code that Southwest is responsible for assigning.
A link will be sent to all "Level 1" Officials that have completed the application process for SW and been accepted to the SW squad.
Date: 2020 XXX XX (to be announced)
Location: Cardel Rec South
- Classroom: Oilers
- Rink: CRS1
Clinic Details: CLICK HERE (once the clinic is confirmed the details will be posted)
There are only 30 spaces available. This link will not be available until late August, please do not email requesting the link. Once it is available, the link will automatically be sent to those that have completed the application process! Sharing of this link without permission may result in you forfeiting your spot in the clinic.
Reimbursement is for Clinics and Required Equipment only. See the Reimbursement Information for details. Email the Admin to get the form.
Officials can submit 1 form per season for certification and/or approved equipment costs incurred during the current season to a maximum amount. Restrictions apply so please contact the Admin for verification.
The list of approved equipment is listed under "Equipment Requirements".
Central Zone allocates Officials according their Postal Code.
If you reside in Calgary and are a younger, relatively new official or are simply interested in officiating the younger levels of hockey (U9, U11 and some divisions in U13), you will receive your assignments from an assignor responsible for the local community in which you reside.
To confirm if you would be an Official for Southwest Hockey, or another Minor Hockey Association check the Postal Code Look Up
Who Officiates What Divisions?
Referees/Linesmen for U9 or U11 are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator of the Host Association/Team.
For U13 Division 4 and lower, the CZRC will assign the referee only and the linesmen are assigned by the Community Referee Coordinator.
For all U13 Divisions 1-3, U15 and U18 the officials are assigned by CZRC.
Returning Officials - Level 2
If you will be 16 years old (as of December 31st), you will go to Central Zone as Level 2 Referee.
HOCKEY CANADA RULEBOOK APP
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SIGNALS?
Approved Equipment for Officials:
- Black CSA certified helmet
- CSA certified half visor
- Elbow pads
- Whistle: Metal or black plastic
- Athletic support and cup
- Measuring tape
- Black polished skates with white laces
- Hockey Canada Rule Book
- Shin Pads
- Clean Official's black and white sweater with Hockey AB crest on front left side and Hockey Canada on the left arm
- Black, pressed pants
*** IMPORTANT -- A black Mesh Under Arm jersey is illegal ***