Registration fees

2024 - 2025 COMMUNITY HOCKEY (STA)

2024 - 2025 COMPETITIVE HOCKEY (RAIDERS)

RECREATION HOCKEY

ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION FEES

2024-2025

The St. Albert Minor Hockey Association's Board of Directors approves an operating budget each season. Registration fees are set based on the Association's projected income and expenses.

The Association Finance Committee has aimed to keep registration rates the same for three consecutive years. We are proud to share that we have attained this goal and will open 2024 - 2025 registration with the same rates we've had for the past two seasons. 

What is the long-term outlook on rates? The City of St. Albert has notified us that our ice rate will increase by 3% next season. As a result, we expect the association will adjust rates in 2025 - 2026.

If you have any questions about the association's financial position, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Poelzer, the Association Treasurer or Jane Sedo, Executive Director.  

The graphic below illustrates how income from registration fees is allocated for a player in our Community Stream program (STA).

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Registration FAQ

What is my child’s Hockey Canada (HCR) number & how do I find it?
If you have a returning player, their RIS number can be found by logging into your Respect in Sport account: https://hockeyalbertaparent.respectgroupinc.com/  Here you will also be able to add any new players to create a hockey id # for them.
 
Alternately, you can find your Hockey Canada number in your Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Account. 
 
  1. Go to My Registration History. 
  2. Click Print Receipt (below your most recent registration.)
  3. Click Open on the pop up that appears at the bottom of your screen.

Your HCR# will be displayed on your registration receipt.

We are NEW to hockey! How do I get an HCR number to register?

If you are new to hockey, you must take the ” Respect In Sport - Parent Edition (RIS)” online course and provide a copy of your player's birth certificate to register.

RESPECT IN SPORT: The fee for this course is $12.00 and it takes about an hour to complete.  This course expires after 4 years. Families that do not have this course will be unable to register online. Please ensure you select St Albert Minor Hockey Association as your home association. If you have completed Respect In Sport in another sport or child, you can transfer your certificate to SAMHA. Learn more.

Once you complete your Respect in Sport, you can link your PLAYER to your RIS account from their website.  This process will generate an HCR# (Hockey Canada Registry#). This is a unique player number that will stay with them throughout their time in hockey. 

Can I pay my registration fees in installments?

Yes, fees can be paid by installments. You will be prompted in TeamSnap at the time of registration. Please ensure you select the correct option by TURNING ON installment payments before checking out. 

All fees must be paid by October 15th. 

What is your refund policy?

1. REFUND

An online refund request form must be completed to initiate the refund process.

 

U11 & ABOVE

  • A full refund of registration fees paid, less the Refund Administration Fee ($75), will be issued for any player who withdraws prior to the start of the evaluation or tryout process.
  • No refund will be issued to players who withdraw after the tryout or evaluation process starts in the selected division.

 

U9 & BELOW

  • A full refund of registration fees paid, less the Refund Administration Fee($75), will be issued for any player that withdraws prior to September 1st.
  • Refund requests after September 1st will be prorated:
  • Up to October 15th - Refund is 75% refund of registration fees paid.
  • October 16th - November 30th - Refund is 50% refund of registration fees paid.
  • No refund after December 1st.

SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

  1. AAA and AA players will receive a 100% refund of registration fees, less the Refund Administration Fee, should they secure a place on another AAA or AA team with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned program.
  2. Camp Fees and Tryout Fees are non-refundable.
  3. The Association Finance Committee reserves the right to review and issue refunds based on individual withdrawal requests for health-related circumstances, relocation, etc. Members must complete an application form to notify the Finance Committee.
  4. No refunds will be issued after December 1st.
  5. Players who withdraw once teams are formed and budgets approved, will still be responsible for the team expenses that are fixed costs up to the date of withdrawal.
Am I required to fundraise?

SAMHA does not have any mandatory fundraising requirements, however, each team may engage in fundraising events and activities throughout the season. 

Players in the St. Albert Raiders are required to participate in one mandatory fundraising event each season. 

Are there any additional costs to play Community hockey?

There are no additional costs to play Recreation Hockey. 

There are additional costs to play within other streams of hockey. Community(STA) hockey teams may engage in additional activities such as tournaments, extra practices, apparel, etc..

At the start of the season, each team is required to propose a budget to parents and conduct a vote to ensure the majority of families support the additional expenses. 

Each STA division will be provided with a maximum allowable budget amount, and a full schedule will be published before the start of each the season. 

We have just moved to St. Albert. How do I transfer my child from another hockey association?

Before you are able to register, you will need to fill out a Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration Form: Parent Declaration Form | Hockey Alberta. Please use the email registrar@samha.ca when prompted to add the Minor Hockey Association email that you are registering with.

You will be required to upload two documents to your Parent Declaration to prove residency in the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association boundaries. Examples of residency documents can be a utility bill, driver’s license, mortgage/rental agreement etc. 

Is there a fee to transfer between programs?

You can transfer your registration to another program before September 1st.

For example, you can move between Non-Contact and Contact. 

There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers will not be processed after September 1st. 

Can I request to play with a friend?

In U5, U7, and U9, we accept placement requests. 

We will do our best to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee it due to a number of factors, including each player's evaluation placement. The request must be reciprocated by the other family to be considered. Only one request per player will be considered.

*Sibling requests will be considered in all divisions.

Placement Request Form 

Is there financial support available to offset hockey registration fees?

Minor hockey costs are growing every year, and it is important for all families to feel comfortable coming forward if they need help. St. Albert Minor Hockey wants everyone to have the opportunity to participate in minor hockey. If financial circumstances become a barrier to a child’s involvement, we are committed to providing support to families.

Resources are available to help families with registration fees. More information is available in our Financial Assistance section. 

When does registration open?

Registration opens on May 1.  

Regular registration rates are in place until July 8th.

After July 8th, rates in U11, U13, U15, and U18 increase by $200. 

What is the time commitment to play hockey?

St. Albert Minor Hockey has multiple programs that have varying degrees of commitment. Learn More...

Do I have to live in St. Albert to play hockey in SAMHA?

St. Albert Minor Hockey Association provides Minor Hockey programs for families residing within the boundaries. All registrants must provide proof of residency to register in a St. Albert Minor Hockey Association program or the St. Albert Raiders program.

Boundary Map 

What day(s) of the week will my child be on the ice?

This varies based on the stream of hockey you choose for your participant and their age category.

Learn more...  

When are evaluations?

Evaluations in the Community (STA) program start in early September.

Typically, evaluations are not on Labour Day weekend or the first full week of school. 

Evaluation schedules have not been finalized and are subject to change. A full schedule will be published in August. 

Can my child join hockey without any skating experience?

Community (STA) and Recreation Hockey

To ensure players have a positive introduction to hockey, we recommend that players can skate independently. 

Learn to Play 

Welcomes new hockey players; we recommend that players have some experience skating. 

How can I sign up to be a coach or assistant coach on my child’s team?

Volunteer coaches support St. Albert Minor Hockey teams.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please review the requirements and application process. HERE

Age Reference Chart

refunds

SAMHA Policy 2.1.4 Refund of Fees

1. REFUND

An online refund request form must be completed to initiate the refund process.

 

U11 & ABOVE

  • A full refund of registration fees paid, less the Refund Administration Fee ($75), will be issued for any player who withdraws prior to the start of the evaluation or tryout process.
  • No refund will be issued to players who withdraw after the tryout or evaluation process starts in the selected division.

 

U9 & BELOW

  • A full refund of registration fees paid, less the Refund Administration Fee($75), will be issued for any player that withdraws prior to September 1st.
  • Refund requests after September 1st will be prorated:
  • Up to October 15th - Refund is 75% refund of registration fees paid.
  • October 16th - November 30th - Refund is 50% refund of registration fees paid.
  • No refund after December 1st.

SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

  1. AAA and AA players will receive a 100% refund of registration fees, less the Refund Administration Fee, should they secure a place on another AAA or AA team with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned program.
  2. Camp Fees and Tryout Fees are non-refundable.
  3. The Association Finance Committee reserves the right to review and issue refunds based on individual withdrawal requests for health-related circumstances, relocation, etc. Members must complete an application form to notify the Finance Committee.
  4. No refunds will be issued after December 1st.
  5. Players who withdraw once teams are formed and budgets approved, will still be responsible for the team expenses that are fixed costs up to the date of withdrawal.

 

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St. Albert Minor Hockey Association

66 Hebert Road, St. Albert

780.459.4052

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