Referee Registration Fee Reimbursement Program
The Recreational Hockey Association of Calgary (RHC) Board has approved the following CZRC referee reimbursement program for registered RHC players 16 years of age or older:
- To encourage players in RHC to become ice hockey referees (Level 2 only) and officiate games for RHC;
- To assist RHC in developing new officials who have an understanding of and a passion for the philosophy and aims of RHC;
- To assist younger officials by reducing the financial burden of becoming qualified and registered as ice hockey officials; and
- To serve as a tangible way of expressing thanks to our officials.
Scope and Eligibility
The program is available to any ice hockey official who meets the following criteria:
- Is an active player (16 years of age or older) in RHC for the season in which he or she is officiating;
- Qualifies and registers with the Central Zone Referees Committee (CZRC) to officiate ice hockey games; and
- Officiates a minimum of twenty (20) RHC games during the season in which he or she applies for reimbursement from the program.
The program reimburses the following expenses:
- the Clinic Registration fee;
- the Level 2 Province fee; and
- the Level 2 Zone fee.
The program does not reimburse equipment expenses such as the referee's uniform, case book, arm bands or whistle.
The program is funded by RHC through general revenues. As such, the program may be terminated or reduced in scope if the RHC Board determines that available funding has been reduced.
- It is up to each official to apply for reimbursement from the program.
- Officials shall apply to the RHC Treasurer in writing by submitting a request, together with documentation from GOALLINE (“View Personal Assignments”) showing that they have officiated at least 20 RHC games.
- The Treasurer of RHC may require the officials to apply in person by attending either a Board meeting or the Annual General Meeting of RHC so as to ensure the availability of the required cheques and signing authorities.
For more information and to regsiter for a clilnic visit the Central Zone Referees' Committee (CZRC) website. All potential Level 2 officials, whether new or returning, must take the course offered in the fall.