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 the game possible for over 13,500 kids in Calgary.

Our partner, Central Region Referee's Committee, oversees all officiating in Calgary. 

How to become a certified official:

  • To become certified as an official in Calgary you need to take part in an officials certification clinic.
  • To officiate you must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Central Region Referees' Committee officiating clinics and dates

Who officiates what divisions? 

  • Referees/Linesmen follow a robust development pathway to ensure they have success at each level as they progress through the pathway. More information about the Officials Pathway

Who assigns the officials?

  • Referees/Linesmen for U13-U21 are assigned by CRRC Assignors.

What do you need to become an official?

Required Equipment:

  • Black CSA certified helmet
  • CSA certified half visor
  • Elbow pads
  • Metal or black plastic whistle
  • 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

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

ADDITIONAL ITEMS - Please note that these items are not mandatory!

  • Approved Stick gauge
  • Rule Book/Case Book Combination
  • Needle and thread
  • Hockey puck
  • Referee pad and pencil
  • Off-ice Officials Manual
  • Officiating Procedures Manual
  • Protective girdle
  • Black referee bag
  • Extra safety pins
  • Skate stone
  • Extra white laces
  • Extra whistle
  • Towel and soap

Hockey Calgary and Hockey Canada Rule Books

Officiating Links

U9-Development League Officiating Manual

Officiating Contacts

Upcoming Events

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