General Registration Information
Trails West Community (ages 5-20)
All registrations accepted if prior to August 16
(exception: Junior C)
West Calgary House League (WCHL) (ages 7-10)
Limited number of registration spots per age division
Hockey Calgary Rec (ages 11-20)
Visit the RHC website for registration information
In the 2021-2022 season, the Hockey Canada Registration platform was updated and HCR 3.0 replaces e-Hockey and Hockey Canada Registry 2.0. If not already done, families will need to create a HCR 3.0 Spordle account for access to their player's information in the Hockey Canada Registry 3.0. This applies to coaches and referees as well as players. An HCR account is NOT required for hockey registration with Trails West - it provides access to an individual's hockey registry account (ie. team history and certification history, such as Respect in Sport (parent/activity leader), Official's clinics, Coach clinics, etc.)
Click here for more information on this and a quick and easy step by step guide to creating a new HCR 3.0 account and linking self & family members.
Trails West provides teams with their roster and schedule via TeamSnap. Kindly review the TeamSnap page under Members for more information and helpful links.
Registration is also processed through TeamSnap. You must click on the appropriate Trails West registration link below to access the 2022-2023 Registration Form for Trails West Community Stream (U7-U18), Trails West Community Stream (Jr C) or West Calgary House League (WCHL). You will not be able to register directly through your TeamSnap account but rather are required to click on the applicable Registration link below first. During the registration process, please hover your cursor over the (?) beside the question for helpful tips.
Please review the applicable Guide to Registration before starting the registration process:
Key Information to Gather, Review & Prepare Prior to Registering:
A valid Respect in Sport - Parent Certification is required for every registrant (not the coaches, Activity Leader certification). If Respect in Sport (Parent) was taken in 2017 or prior, it has expired and re-certification for the 2022-2023 season will be required. Log into your Hockey Canada Registry 3.0 (Spordle) account or your Respect in Sport-Parent account to verify status of your certification. Please review the below Respect in Sport-Parent section for details.
To be entered for the required email address under “Participant Information”.
This should be the email address that will be the main email address for all TWHA communication (including emails regarding evaluations). This email is considered your TeamSnap Roster Email and can be different than your TeamSnap Account Email that you use to login to TeamSnap. Refer to this TeamSnap FAQs for an explanation. You can add your player's email address to their roster profile after the player has been rostered to a team in TeamSnap.
Required for verification purposes at the beginning of registration. You will be unable to continue registration unless this verification is successful. The Hockey Canada ID number can be obtained a couple different ways, please refer to TWHA's How Do I Find My Hockey Canada ID document for help. When looking for the Hockey Canada ID number in either the Hockey Canada Registry (Spordle 3.0) or Respect in Sport-Parent it is strongly recommended you also check if your Respect in Sport-Parent certification is still valid and re-certify if it has expired.
Please select the correct division you are registering your participant for as determined by the year of participant's birth. Refer to 2022-2023 Age Divisions for assistance on what age is considered what age division.
Applies to only U13 to U21 registrants except U11 designated Goaltenders. Options are Forward, Defence or Goaltender. U7-U9 and U11 player registrants can leave this question blank or choose Player.
New for 2022-2023: Hockey Canada is requiring additional information about the participant at time of registration. There are drop-down menu options to choose from, including prefer not to say.
Hockey Canada required questions include: Province / Gender / Ethnicity / Indigenous Group / Birth Country.
TWHA, Hockey Calgary and Hockey Canada waivers, acknowledgements and agreements of policies and consent will be required to be read and accepted during the registration process. Please take the time to review each of these waivers and policies.
TWHA Volunteer Bond Agreement
TWHA Game Jersey Replacement Agreement
TWHA Refund Policy
TWHA Code of Conduct
TWHA Media Release Waiver
Hockey Calgary Consent to Post or Publish Player Information
Hockey Calgary Consent to Receive Communication from Hockey Calgary
Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation Communication Waiver
The Hockey Canada Player Medical Information Sheet will be required to be completed, signed and uploaded to continue with the registration process. It is a PDF fillable form but can be downloaded and manually completed as well. Should there be any changes to the player's medical status after the medical form was originally completed, an updated document can be uploaded in TeamSnap for the Team Manager after the player has been rostered to a team in TeamSnap.
This policy allows registrants in the U11 age division the opportunity to participate as both a ‘skater’ and a ‘goaltender’. There will be a question on the registration form that asks if your participant is interested in this position. Please review the Hockey Calgary U11 Hybrid Goalie Policy and the TWHA U11 Hybrid Goalie Policy for an overview and expectations of the policy prior to registration.
New for 2022-2023: All U11 Hybrid Goaltenders will be required to pay the 'player' fee upon registration. The registration fee discount for U11 Hybrid Goaltenders will be provided in the form of a fee adjustment and subsequent refund (if applicable) after all U11 registrants have been rostered to a team in the Hockey Canada Registry.
For details on the registration fee options available for Royals Tryout players, please see the below section Elite (Royals) Tryouts.
Players who wish to try-out for the Calgary Royals elite teams (U13-U18) who have not registered with the Calgary Royals before, must contact the Calgary Royals Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org as she needs to request to "share" the player's Hockey Canada Registry profile with the Calgary Royals before the player can register for their try-outs.
Please indicate if a U15 / U18 participant is interested in body-checking. Should a participant change their mind after registration, please contact the TWHA Administrator or the appropriate Age Group Coordinator (U15 AGC / U18 AGC).
IMPORTANT: This information will be used during evaluations however, it does not guarantee the participant a spot on a body-checking team. A participant must earn their placement through evaluations to a body-checking Tier 1 - 3 team.
Registration is open June 15 - August 15, 2022. On August 1, a late fee of $100 will be added to all U9-U18 registrations. Registration inquiries after August 15 for U7-U18 should be directed to the TWHA Administrator. Should space be available, these late registrations will be charged a late fee of $250 for community (U9-U18) and $100 for West Calgary House League (U9-U11).
NEW TO TRAILS WEST PLAYERS: If you are registering a player that is new to minor hockey or transferring from another hockey association, please review the New to Trails West section as there are pre-registration steps required before the player's registration will be considered completed. If registration for new to Trails West players occurs without the approval of the TWHA Administrator, the player's registration may be cancelled.
This form (Community U7-U18) is for players aged 5-17 years old who are playing community (not house league) hockey.
IMPORTANT - WCHL PLAYERS! All players who intend to register for WCHL must have their Hockey Canada profile shared with Glenlake PRIOR to registration or registration will not be validated. Please contact the TWHA Administrator at email@example.com to initiate the share request. Exception: 2012-2014 players registered in WCHL for the 2021-2022 season.
WCHL is only offered for U9 and U11 (players aged 7-10 years old). If U13-U18 players are interested in recreational hockey and not community hockey, please visit Recreational Hockey Calgary for more information about their program and registration.
This form (WCHL) is for players aged 7-10 years old who are playing house league (not community) hockey.
Please review the West Calgary House League 2022-2023 Season Information prior to registering.
NOTE: Reciprocal friend requests will only be accepted at time of WCHL player registration - be prepared to provide the name of the friend during registration.
Trails West, home of the Trails West Wolves, is the provider of Minor Hockey programs for the following communities:
Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Patterson Heights, Rosscarrock, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Discovery Ridge, Strathcona Park, Westgate and Wildwood. Anyone residing in this area wanting to participate in Minor Hockey programs must register with Trails West.
Community 2022-2023 Season Fees
U9 - U18 Late Registration Fees
August 1 - Fees increase by $100
August 16 - Fees increase by $250 and if late registration is permitted
|Birth Year||Age Range||Program||Jun 15 - Jul 31||Aug 1 - Aug 15||After Aug 16
|2016-2018||4-6||Learn to Skate||$420||$420||$420|
|U11 Hybrid Goaltender*||$1,115||$1,215||$1,365|
*U11 Hybrid Goaltenders will be required to pay the regular U11 fee upon registration. The discounted fee will be provided in the form of a fee adjustment and subsequent refund (if applicable) after all U11 registrants have been rostered in the Hockey Canada Registry.
West Calgary House League (WCHL) 2022-2023 Season Fees
U9 - U11 WCHL Late Registration Fees
August 16 - Fees increase by $100 if late registration is permitted
|Birth Year||Age Range||Program||Jun 15 - Aug 15||After Aug 16 (Space Permitting)|
|2014-2015||7-8||U9 House League||$875||$975|
|2012-2013||9-10||U11 House League||$875||$975|
Trails West is pleased to offer our members credit card payment plan options:
Option 1 – Payment in Full *default option
Make a one time full payment at time of registration. At TeamSnap checkout the pay by instalments button defaults to "off". Your order summary will reflect one payment so please verify this is what you want prior to submitting payment.
Option 2 – Instalment Plan
- Depending upon date of initial registration, you can make up to 4 payments on this plan with fees divided into equal payments.
- Instalment payments, except the first instalment due at checkout, will be processed on July 15, August 15 and September 15.
- If registration occurs on or after July 15, two instalment payments will be required at checkout.
- At TeamSnap checkout, the pay by instalments button defaults to "off" so you must click the button to "on". Your order summary will be adjusted to reflect each instalment payment date and amount. Please make note of this information.
IMPORTANT: Please verify your checkout total BEFORE you click submit payment to ensure it is what you expect it to be, either full payment or instalment payment.
All members must be fully paid by September 15, 2022
Registering after closing date of August 15 will only be considered if player numbers permit, and will be subject to a $250 late fee (U9-U18) or $100 (WCHL). Full payment will be required at time of registration.
Registration Fee Receipts are available on your TeamSnap dashboard for one year only from the date of completed registration. Log into TeamSnap on a desktop version (web version, not mobile app). Look under "My Registrations" for Trails West Hockey Association and scroll to the bottom to "View Receipt". If you require a receipt, it is advisable to print the receipt after you have completed registration.
IMPORTANT: Only the person who registered the player will have access to the payment/receipt details.
Detailed TWHA TeamSnap Registration Receipt Instructions with screen shots.
Effective 2022-2023 Season
Trails West is a volunteer driven, not for profit association that relies on the contribution of our members to both maintain a minimum cost profile and generate a collective sense of community in our organization. We are encouraging our members to come forward and help out to benefit our players and our association as a whole.
Details on the Volunteer Bond can be found on our website under Members-Volunteers.
During registration, the registrant will be required to agree to the terms and conditions of the TWHA Volunteer Bond.
There are various financial assistance programs available for TWHA players whose families face financial barriers to participating in hockey.
If you intend to apply for financial assistance from any of the below noted programs, please contact TWHA’s Administrator prior to registering as you may also be eligible for a revised registration fee payment plan for registration fees. It is the responsibility of the registrant to apply for financial assistance.
During registration, there will be an optional question “Financial Assistance Only: I will be applying for the Flames Even Strength Program”. This option will apply a credit of $700, the maximum amount of financial assistance that may be received through FESP. By selecting this option, you agree that you believe you are eligible for this financial assistance and intend to apply for FESP. Should you not receive the maximum financial assistance as adjusted, you also agree to be responsible for the remaining fees owing and to work with the TWHA Administrator regarding payment. The default at checkout is the instalment plan and the balance owing will be divided equally among the instalments so the balance will be paid in full by November 15.
Financial assistance for fees
- Flames EvenStrength Program (FESP) Note: Deadline for submitting applications is October 15 – please apply early! Applications must be submitted on-line directly to Hockey Calgary. Trails West is not privy to any financial information provided. Maximum assistance is $700 per player. IMPORTANT: Any funding requests submitted for a player that is not actively registered for the upcoming season will be DENIED as not registered. New for 2022-2023 season, FESP applications are per child.
- Canadian Tire Jumpstart - $300 / player
- Ken and Beryl Knudtsen Memorial Spirit Fund (part of Trails West's own assistance program)
- TWHA Financial Assistance - $250 / player
- Grindstone Award Foundation - a registered charity that provides financial assistance for young female hockey players who have desire to play but are unable to for financial reasons - 2022-2023 season grant applications open May 1, 2022
- Hockey Canada Assist Fund - $500 / player
Financial assistance for equipment
- Calgary Flames Sports Bank (formerly Comrie's Sports Bank) - automatically eligible for if approved for FESP
- Play It Again Sports gift cards - as part of the Ken and Beryl Knudtsen Memorial Spirit Fund
You can apply for both financial assistance for fees and equipment costs. All programs attempt to help as many children as possible. In order to achieve this, you may not be approved for the amount that you request. Final approval of the amount that you request may be reduced due to budgets and demand. All details are held in strict confidence.
Trails West will not accept funds for more than the total registration fee owing per player if you apply to more than one sponsor for fee assistance. Financial assistance granted for a player can not be transferred to another player, even a sibling.
To apply for financial assistance through Trails West (TWHA Financial Assistance or Knudtsen Assistance for fees or equipment), please click on the Application for TWHA Financial Assistance to the left and email the completed form to the TWHA Administrator.
New Trails West Wolves Members
Welcome to Trails West! This information is for new TWHA Members - players entirely new to hockey, players who have siblings who play/played with Trails West and players transferring from another minor hockey association.
This step is not required if you are interested in our Learn to Skate program. Please visit the Learn to Skate section below for registration information.
Before you continue, please ensure that the player that you plan on registering lives with a parent or legal guardian within Trails West boundaries: Aspen Woods, Christie Park, Coach Hill, Discovery Ridge, Patterson Heights, Rosscarrock, Signal Hill, Springbank Hill, Strathcona Park, Westgate or Wildwood.
If you are unsure whether you are interested in Community (ages 5-20), House League (ages 7-10) or Recreation (ages 11-20), please review Hockey Calgary's Hockey Program Comparison document for guidance. A more detailed comparison of U9-U11 Trails West community vs West Calgary House League may also be helpful.
U7 Timbits First Time Players - Hockey Calgary's Timbits Learn to Play Program is tentatively scheduled on August 29 - September 1, 2022 for incoming first time U7(Timbits) players. More information including registration information will be available on Hockey Calgary's website closer to August.
NEW TO MINOR HOCKEY
Player has never registered in minor hockey before and lives within Trails West boundaries. This includes those who are entirely new to minor hockey (including those that played in Trails West's Learn to Skate program) and those who have siblings who play/played with Trails West.
NEW TO TRAILS WEST
Player has Hockey Canada Hockey ID number and is transferring to Trails West from another minor hockey association.
Respect in Sport–Parent
Hockey Calgary requires every player registered for minor hockey to have a valid Respect in Sport – Parent certificate associated with the player's Hockey Canada profile. As Hockey Calgary is committed to creating a positive hockey experience for all, they provide this convenient online course for hockey parents through the Respect in Sport program. This 1 hour online program is designed to reinforce a parent’s role in a child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviours, and empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child's fun and camaraderie of the activity.
Respect in Sport-Parent certificates are valid for a period of 4 hockey seasons after which re-certification is required. In April 2021, Hockey Alberta extended the expiration date of all Respect in Sport - Parent certifications by one year for all valid certificates as of that date only. Therefore, if Respect in Sport-Parent was taken in the 2018-2019 season, the expiry date is now May 1, 2023 and re-certification prior to a player's registration for the 2022-2023 season will not be required. If Respect in Sport-Parent was taken in 2017 or prior it has now expired and will need to be re-certified for the 2022-2023 season. Important: If Respect in Sport-Parent is taken after May 1, 2021, the validity period is 4 hockey seasons. This also applies if siblings are added to a Respect in Sport-Parent account after May 1, 2021 even if an older sibling received the one year extension, that extension is not applicable to the younger sibling.
Please review the TWHA RIS-Parent New User Guide for assistance in setting up a RIS account, adding your child(ren) and accessing the program.
To begin the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport-Parent program, please visit the Hockey Alberta Respect in Sport for Parents website.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to select "Trails West" as the organization and not Calgary Trails West Jr C or Calgary (search filter Trails, not Trails West).
Note : There is a $12 + GST payment required prior to accessing the program. Trails West and Hockey Calgary do NOT have a pre-registration code. Please pay the required fee.
Please choose “Trails West” as your organization, NOT Calgary, Calgary Trails West Jr. C. or Hockey Calgary.
Ensure that your child(ren) are properly associated with your Respect in Sport profile under Child Management. This information must be correct for your certification to be associated with your child(ren)’s Hockey Canada Hockey ID number in the Hockey Canada Registry. This may require you to edit your child's profile here and match their name and date of birth to their Hockey Canada Hockey ID in the Hockey Canada Registry.
If you have any issues with your Respect in Sport username or password, please visit the Respect Group Customer Support Portal.
Refunds for all programs will be reimbursed to the credit card most recently used in the registration process. Late fees are non-refundable.
LEARN TO SKATE
- Subject to TWHA Board Review;
- Full refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50, less portion of season missed
U7 to U18
- Prior to Evaluations: Full refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50 admin fee
- After Player’s First Skate in Evaluations, Prior to Team assignment: 50% refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50 admin fee
- After Player’s Second Skate in Evaluations, Prior to Team assignment (unless due to illness/injury): 25% refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50 admin fee
- After Team Assignment, refund requests due to illness/injury only, and: Subject to TWHA Board Review; Not to exceed full refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50, less 10% of full fee, less portion of season missed
- After Team Assignment, no illness or injury: No refund permitted
PLAYERS LEAVING TO PLAY FOR CALGARY ROYALS
- Full refund of Regular Registration Fee prior to season team formation, prorated if drafted mid-season.
To request a refund, please complete and sign the applicable refund request form below and email the form to the TWHA Administrator.
2022 Dates at a Glance (tentative)
U7 - August 23 - 25 (Registration not required - only available for first year U7 players who have not registered in the Hockey Calgary Timbits Learn to Play program)
U9 - Aug 22 - 25
U11 - Aug 28 - Sept 1
- TPG Goalie only - Aug 27 & Sept 6
U13 - Sept 6 - 11
- TPG Goalie only - Aug 31 & Sept 12
U15 - September 7 - 13
- TPG Goalie only - Aug 31 & either Sept 5 or 9
U18 - September 17 - 21
- TPG Goalie only - Either Sept 5 or 9 & Sept 22
Trails West will be offering optional pre-season camps this season for U9, U13, U15 and U18 players/goaltenders for an additional fee and pre-skates for all community program registered U11 players at no additional cost. These camps are designed to help your athlete prepare for evaluations and will focus on the types of skills and drills the athletes are likely to see at evaluations.
Only those players/goaltenders registered with TWHA for the 2022-2023 season will be permitted to register and attend TWHA pre-season camps. Pre-season camp registration will be cancelled for those players not registered for the upcoming season.
Third Party Instruction
We are excited that our 2022-2023 Pre-Season Camps (U9-U18) will be instructed by P3 Sports Inc. Our goal is to create an unmatched experience for our players and families that focuses on player development in a fun and competitive environment. This will include enhanced player feedback, increased practice flow, more puck touches and a faster work to rest ratio, ensuring all of our players are prepared both mentally and physically for the evaluation process.
Registration will OPEN for U9, U13, U15 and U18: June 15, 2022
Registration for U11 is not required - it is included with 2022-2023 season registration
Registration will CLOSE one week prior to the camp start date or when registration has reached capacity with a waitlist.
There are limited spots available for each age division. Registration is on a first come basis.
Registered participants will be assigned pre-season camp groups based on previous team - there is no choice during registration to select your preferred group. Please be sure to indicate the participant’s correct previous team during registration to assist the Pre-season Camp Coordinator in assigning groups with appropriately skilled players.
There will be no opportunity to change the group a player is assigned and player substitutions will not be allowed.
Transfer To Trails West Players: Players who have a request to transfer to Trails West from another association (in Calgary or another province) can register without the transfer being completed. Pre-Season camp registration will be confirmed once the player's Hockey Canada profile is with Trails West.
Registration issues should be addressed to the TWHA Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the discounted fee for goaltenders, Trails West will be offering two goalie-only sessions instructed by TPG for all goaltenders who register for the pre-season camps. Pre-season camp registered goaltenders are expected to attend all pre-season camp sessions for the group they are assigned. Details for the goalie-only sessions will be communicated to registered pre-season camp goaltenders prior to the goalie-only sessions but the dates are tentatively scheduled as follows:
U11 – August 27 & September 6
U13 – August 31 & September 12
U15 - August 31 & option of September 5 or 9 (combined with U18)
U18 – Option of September 5 or 9 (combined with U15) & September 22
There will be a waitlist option for every age division (and position if applicable). If there are no spots available to register for in the applicable age division, please select the age division waitlist option to register on the waitlist on a first come, first offered an available spot basis. Emails requesting to be put on a waitlist will not be accepted.
Note: If groups for an age division have already been assigned and a spot becomes available, it is possible an incoming waitlisted player may be assigned to a camp group that is different than their skill level.
|Age Division||# Ice Sessions||Camp Fee|
|U11||4||Included with TWHA registration|
|U13/U15/U18 - Goaltender||4||$65|
Refunds (Pre-season Camps only)
Refunds for pre-season camps will be charged a $25 non-refundable administrative fee and will only be considered if due to illness or injury. The only exception is if before the pre-season camp starts, the spot is vacated and can be filled by another fully registered (paid) participant who was on the pre-season camp waitlist.
Should TWHA be required to cancel pre-season camps due to changes in COVID-19 related rules, refunds will be issued to all registered pre-season camp participants.
On Ice Coaches
We ask coaches interested in assisting on ice for the pre-season camps to please email the applicable Coach Development member with your interest. Coach Development can be reached at coachdevU7-U11@trailswesthockey.com or coachdevU13-U18@trailswesthockey.com.
Thank you for volunteering!
Pre-Season Camp Expectations
- All participants must bring their own LABELLED water bottle
- Arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the ice session
- Parents can attend to assist with equipment (ie. skates/helmet) but are asked to please exit the dressing rooms as soon as players are dressed to limit crowding in the dressing rooms
- All participants and their families are asked to respect the rules of the ice facility they are visiting
- All participants and their families are asked to please respect the choice of participants should a participant wear a mask inside a private-owned ice facility and/or dressing room
Pre-Season Camp Health & Safety
Trails West’s Health & Safety protocols for all pre-season camps is based on current AHS/Government of Alberta and City of Calgary guidelines. Should these guidelines change and/or if our governing bodies, Hockey Calgary/Hockey Alberta issue additional or different guidelines, Trails West will advise all registered participants. The health and safety of our players, volunteers and coaches is important and we thank our membership for adhering to our protocols to help keep our entire membership safe for the hockey season.
- Before participating in camp sessions, participants are asked to self-screen using the Child Alberta Health Daily Checklist or Adult Alberta Health Daily Checklist
- If a participant is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or feeling unwell, or has been instructed to isolate/quarantine, the participant must not attend the session(s)
- If a participant receives a positive COVID-19 test, they must adhere to the AHS guidelines for isolation and contact tracing and not attend or participate in the camp until such date as advised it is okay to do so
Tentative Dates: Monday August 22, 2022 to Thursday August 25, 2022
Number of sessions: 3
There will be no opportunity to change the group you are assigned and player substitutions will not be allowed.
Registration is included with TWHA 2022-2023 community registration. Four pre-skate sessions will be offered to each U11 registrant in community stream (not house league) as part of the Hockey Canada U11 Player Pathway. An email will be sent to every U11 community registrant with your assigned pre-skate group approximately one week prior to the first session date.
Tentative Dates: Sunday, August 28, 2022 to Thursday, September 1, 2022
Number of sessions: 4
Tentative Dates for additional goalie-only TPG sessions: August 27 & September 6
There will be no opportunity to change the group you are assigned and player substitutions will not be allowed.
Tentative Dates: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Number of sessions: 4
Tentative Dates for additional goalie-only TPG sessions: August 31 & September 12
There will be no opportunity to change the group you are assigned and player substitutions will not be allowed.
Tentative Dates: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 to Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Number of sessions: 4
Tentative Dates for additional goalie-only TPG sessions: August 31 & option of September 5 or September 9
Tentative Dates: Saturday, September 17, 2022 to Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Number of sessions: 4
Tentative Dates for additional goalie-only TPG sessions: Option of September 5 or September 9 & September 22
Elite (Royals) Tryout
All U13, U15 and U18 players who intend to try out for the Calgary Royals must be registered with Trails West as well as the Calgary Royals for the 2022-2023 Season. During Trails West registration, there will be a required question “Is your player trying out for Elite Hockey with the Calgary Royals (CRAA)?”. Here are the options to choose from:
Option 1: Yes - Pay U13/U15/U18 Registration Fee (Royals Tryout) You will be required to pay the regular registration fee either in full at time of registration or using the instalment plan. Late fees will apply as usual if you register using this option and are non-refundable. Should your player be drafted to the Royals, a full refund of the regular registration fee paid will be issued by credit card to you upon our receipt of confirmation of their draft.
Option 2: No (Royals Tryout)
Option 1: Yes – Adjust U15/U18 Registration Fee (Royals Tryout) This option will credit the regular registration fee so that no regular registration fee is required to be paid at registration checkout if registration is made prior to August 15 (however, late fees will apply). If we receive confirmation that the player has been released by the Calgary Royals and is returning to play with Trails West, the full program regular registration fee will be added to the player’s registration. To pay, login to your TeamSnap account and click “My Registrations” and then the “pay now” button next to 2022-2023 TWHA Registration. The balance owing must be paid in FULL prior to the player’s first skate with Trails West.
New for 2022-2023: Due to the different fee structure for U13-U18 goaltenders, the player and goaltender fee and adjust amounts are different! Check that you have selected the Adjust Fee option to be the same as the Registration Fee option selected so there is no balance owing.
Option 2: Yes - Pay U13/U15/U18 Registration Fee (Royals Tryout) You will be required to pay the registration fee either in full at time of registration or using the instalment plan. Late fees will apply as usual if you register using this option and are non-refundable. Should your player be drafted to the Royals, a full refund of the regular registration fee paid will be issued by credit card to you upon our receipt of confirmation of their draft.
Option 3: No (Royals Tryout).
IMPORTANT: Trails West registration does NOT register your player with the Calgary Royals for their try-outs. You must register your player separately for the Calgary Royals Try-Outs using the registration link on the Calgary Royals website. Players who have not registered with the Calgary Royals before must have their Hockey Canada profile shared with the Calgary Royals prior to registering with them. Please contact the Calgary Royals Administrator for assistance.
Should your player return to Trails West and they were not previously registered with Trails West under the above noted registration options, there is no guarantee they will be accepted by Trails West and a late registration fee of $250 will apply if accepted.
Learn to Skate
Please visit Learn to Skate under Teams for specific program information and requirements.
Our Learn to Skate program (LTS) is for children ages 4-6 yrs. Registration is on a first come basis and is capped. The program is open to those residing within the Trails West area and, if room permits, to those who reside outside the TWHA area. Please click here for a map outlining the Trails West communities. For our insurance purposes, all participants must have Alberta Health Care coverage.
For the 2022-2023 season, registration is capped at 60 players.
Registration will open June 15. Only those players within Trails West's boundaries may fully register between June 15 and August 9.
If you live outside our boundaries and are interested in our program, you may register selecting the LTS Waitlist option (no fee required). On August 10, when registration opens to those outside of Trails West’s boundaries, room permitting, only this registered waitlist will be used to offer available spots in order of registration on the waitlist. Emails requesting to be put on a waitlist are not accepted. Any player who resides outside of Trails West boundaries who fully registers (pays) for LTS prior to August 10 may have their registration cancelled and fees refunded.
Note the Respect in Sport-Parent certification is not required for Learn to Skate registrants.
If you live within Trails West boundaries and there are no spots available for registration, please select the waitlist option during registration to be placed on the waitlist (no fee required yet).
If you live outside TWHA boundaries and it is before August 10, or it is after August 10 and there are no spots available, please select the waitlist option during registration to be placed on the waitlist (no fee required).
Should registration be full before those outside our boundaries have the opportunity to register, priority for additional available spots will be given to those on the waitlist within our boundaries, in order of registration on the waitlist. However, if the existing program capacity is full after registration opened to those outside of our boundaries, then any future spots available will be offered to those on the waitlist in a first registered on the waitlist basis regardless if the player is inside or outside our boundaries.
If there is space available, the TWHA Administrator will reach out to those on the waitlist as per the above. Payment for the full registration fee will be required at the time a spot is offered.
Verification of Eligibility
We require proof of age for all new players (ie. birth certificate, passport), and proof of residency (ie.utility bill – clearly showing billing and service address or current Income Tax Assessment or Home Insurance Policy). Please scan and email these documents to the TWHA Administrator. Kindly reference Learn to Skate - New Player Registration in the subject line. Note, if your child continues to U7 (Timbits), minor hockey registration has different requirements, so you will need to provide this proof again.
Birth year 2016-2018: $420
In 2021, Trails West received a posthumous donation on behalf of Coach Bill Patton who coached Learn to Skate from 1982-2007. His kind generosity has allowed us to reduce our regular registration fee for the LTS program by $50 per player. All LTS jerseys since the 2021-2022 season have a "Coach Bill" patch in recognition of his dedication to our LTS program.
How we contact you
Trails West provides the LTS team their roster and practice schedule via TeamSnap. It is important to know that the required email address under "Participant Information" during registration is the main email address used for all TWHA communication. This email is considered your TeamSnap Roster Email and can be different than your TeamSnap Account Email that you use to login to TeamSnap. Refer to this TeamSnap tipsheet for an explanation.
Prior to the first skate for LTS, you will receive an email from TeamSnap asking to either “Join the Team” or “Congrats! You’ve been added to ---- Team”. If you are a member of TeamSnap already using the same participant email address as used during registration, you will automatically be added to the team. If you are not a member of TeamSnap or have used a different email than what we have on record, then you will be asked to set up an account so you can join the team. Basic player information will be uploaded to the TeamSnap Team Rosters using information from registration form. Every family is encouraged to review and amend this information if necessary on the player profile within TeamSnap. Should you wish to keep your contact information private from other team members on TeamSnap, you may click on the "Hide all contact information from teammates" during registration or change this feature once you have been added to the team.
Payment is by credit card only. Information regarding financial assistance is available on the TWHA website and you can apply directly to the organizations.
Subject to TWHA Board Review. Full refund of Regular Registration Fee less $50, less portion of season missed. To request a refund, please complete the TWHA Refund Form Learn to Skate and send it to the TWHA Administrator.
Trails West is 100% volunteer driven. We are looking for someone to coordinate the Learn to Skate program. If you are interested, please contact the TWHA Administrator.
REMINDER: One parent (adult) is required to be on ice, in skates, with the player at every session.
Registration Documentation Required: Please remember to send proof of age and proof of residency as noted under Verification of Eligibility. This is required for your player to be fully registered.
PLAYERS OUT OF TWHA BOUNDARIES: Please remember to select the LTS WAITLIST to register your player on the waitlist in the event there is space available on August 10 when registration opens to those outside of TWHA boundaries.
Fees for 2022-2023 season: $970
Junior C Head Coach: Francesco Marasco coachU21C@trailswesthockey.com
Junior C Coordinator: Julian Midgley U21C@trailswesthockey.com
JUNIOR PLAYERS NEW TO TRAILS WEST OR TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER ASSOCIATION: Please email TWHA Administrator with your full name, Hockey Canada ID number and/or your date of birth. A request to transfer your Hockey Canada profile from your previous association will need to be made and approved prior to you registering with Trails West.
Respect in Sport- Parent – A valid certificate is required as part of a player’s registration and the player will not be allowed to evaluate until this requirement has been met. For more detailed information about the program and the requirement to re-certify every 4 years, please review Trails West's Respect In Sport-Parent section for further instructions and how to check if your RIS-Parent certificate is valid. Junior players are encouraged to complete this certification themselves.
Please read and understand the registration information in the above sections and review the Community Stream Guide to Registration prior to registering.
Tentative Practice Ice Times: Fridays - 9:45 PM to 11:00 PM - Flames Community Arenas
Tentative Start: September 9, 2022
West Calgary House League (WCHL)
Fees for 2022-2023 season: $875
Please visit West Calgary House League under Teams for specific program information for the 2022-2023 season.
NEW for 2022-2023 Season: U13 will not be offered as part of the West Calgary House League. Interested participants have the option to register in the U13 division with community league with Trails West (see About Us-Operations-Programs) or register in the U13 program with Recreational Hockey Calgary.
IMPORTANT ! Due to operational changes, all Trails West players that wish to register for WCHL must contact the TWHA Administrator prior to WCHL registration. WCHL players are rostered in the Hockey Canada Registry under Glenlake Minor Hockey Club and players must have their profiles shared with Glenlake in order to register for WCHL effective the 2022-2023 season. Please contact the TWHA Administrator at email@example.com with player's name, date of birth and Hockey Canada ID number. Exception: 2012-2014 players registered in WCHL for the 2021-2022 season as the share requests have already been initiated.
Please read and understand the registration information in the above sections and review the West Calgary House League (WCHL) Guide to Registration prior to registering.