Build stronger communities by growing the game of hockey in Oil Country.

what is the KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program?

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and KidSport Alberta have teamed up for the THIRD year to launch the KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program (HAP)! The HAP program is dedicated to increasing access to youth hockey across Oil Country!


Approved applicants are eligible to receive up to $750 per player for their registration fees, as well as access to no-cost equipment from Sport Central.



In two seasons of the HAP program, we funded over 3,000 kids into hockey and we are excited to grow that number for the 2024/25 hockey season!

How do I apply?

In order to apply for the KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program,  first register with your local hockey association.

After registering, apply for KidSport funding through our standard application process.

**See program rules and tips in our Common Questions section below **

living in Edmonton?


DoES your child need EQUIPMENT?

Through the HAP program, KidSport chapters refer families to Sport Central to provide necessary equipment for their upcoming hockey season!

In the first two seasons, Sport Central has provided equipment to over 1,000 kids across Oil Country!

If your family unable to travel to Edmonton for an appointment, a remote sizing kit can be sent to you and no-cost equipment shipment options are available through our trusted partner Rosenau Transport Ltd.


We recognize that hockey can be confusing for new players and families. To assist with some questions and basics about hockey, we have created this Hockey 101 Guide to serve as a quick reference.

There are various forms of hockey for all skill levels and age groups, so let's find the best fit for you and your family!

COMMON Questions