Permits are required by Hockey Alberta to ensure that players are properly insured during all team functions, travel and exhibition games. Failing to obtain proper permits for your team's events could result in serious suspension of coaches/and or managers, and means that players are not insured.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING A TEAM EVENT, AND UNSURE IF A PERMIT IS REQUIRED, ASK!!!!
Do not wait until the last minute to apply for your permit, you may not get it in time, and therefore would not be able to attend your planned event. It is advisable to give a minimum of 72 business hours for the registrar to process permit requests.
All DMHA teams must have a Travel Permit if they are playing an Away Exhibition or Tournament Game outside of our Zone, which is Zone 4.
You do NOT have to apply for a travel permit for League or Provincial Games.
The following Associations are within Hockey Alberta's Zone 4:
Beaumont Bentley Blackfalds Bowden Calmar
Caroline Clive Devon Eckville Hobbema
Innisfail Lacombe Leduc Millet Ponoka
Red Deer Rimbey Rocky Mountain House
Spruce View Sylvan Lake Thorsby Warburg
(NOTE: Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Wabamun and Drayton Valley are NOT in our zone).
If you are re-scheduling a league game, email for a permit, as the original sanctioned date will no longer be valid.
Click below to view the boundary map that DMHA belongs to:
If your team is attending a Special Event, you are required to obtain a Special Events Permit. A Special Events Permit is required regardless of whether your team's event is in Zone 4, or outside of the zone.
Team Special Events may include, but are not limited to:
attending a team event (ie: an Oil Kings game), team dryland training, team power skating (if occurring outside of regularly scheduled and assigned DMHA ice), bringing a non-DMHA guest instructor to a practice, any team gathering (pizza parties, bbq's, bon fires, tobogganing, etc.).
Hockey Alberta now requires all teams hosting and Exhibition Game to obtain a permit, effective the 2012-12 season. Teams playing in an away exhibition game do not need a game permit, but will however, require a travel permit if the game is outside their zone.
Any team hosting an Exhibition Game is required to write the permit number at the top of the game sheet. Following the game, the host team manager must send the game sheet (and any referee reports) to the Hockey Alberta Zone 4 Discipline/Sanctioning Co-ordinator, within 24 hours of your game (or less if there is a referee report).
The contact for Zone 4 is:
Phone: (403) 598-7255
To obtain a Home Exhibition Permit, Travel Permit or Special Events Permit for
your team, managers must email, firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Team Level: (Initiation) (Tom Thumb) (Novice) (Atom) (Peewee) (Bantam) or (Midget)
Division: Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5
Number of Games: (or details of event attending)
Sanction Number: (for away tournaments)
The Registrar will then apply to Hockey Alberta for the permits on behalf of your team. Please give a minimum of 72 business hours notice to allow the Registrar and Hockey Alberta time to process the request.
Once issued by Hockey Alberta, ALL APPROVED permits will be emailed to the DMHA Registrar, the DMHA Registrar will then e-mail the team contact the permit number and approval.
Managers must ensure that their permit number is recorded on the Game Sheet when attending out-of-zone games, or hosting an exhibition game.
If you have any questions regarding permits, please contact:
Rachelle Morgado , DMHA Registrar