what is the KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program?
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and KidSport Alberta have teamed up to launch the KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program! Read the full Press Release.
This initiative will support communities in Oil Country by alleviating the cost of playing hockey for kids from underrepresented groups. The reality is that hockey is expensive and for the cost to participate can be unattainable for families.
Together, we will ensure that ALL kids in Oil Country can play hockey.
Since 1998, KidSport Alberta has supported thousands local minor hockey players so they can play the game that they love.
**Please note that in order to apply for funding, your player(s) must already be registered/registering with a minor hockey association within Oil Country.
A MESSAGE FROM GENE PRINCIPE:
How do I apply?
living in Edmonton?
Step 1: Register your child with Hockey Edmonton.
Not sure which organization you should register with?
- Click here for an interactive map to locate your home and see which hockey organizations are in your area.
- Hockey Edmonton provides options for minor hockey, recreational hockey, as well as pond hockey programs.
Step 2: Apply through KidSport Edmonton.
Step 3: If you require equipment, KidSport Edmonton will put you in touch with our equipment partner, Sport Central.
Approved applicants within Oil Country will have their full registration fees covered and have access to no-cost equipment from Sport Central.
APPLY THROUGH HOCKEY EDMONTON
For all families living and playing hockey in Edmonton requiring assistance through the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program, please apply by clicking the button below.
OUR Northern AB locations
If your child is NOT living in Edmonton, you can apply through your local KidSport chapter to access the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program.
See the list below to find your local KidSport chapter:
APPLY THROUGH YOUR LOCAL KIDSPORT CHAPTER
If you are living outside of Edmonton, check this list to see what chapter covers the area you live in and visit their HAP page for more information about hockey in your community.
APPLY THROUGH THE PROVINCIAL FUND
If you live outside of a KidSport Chapter, you can still apply for a KidSport grant through the Provincial Fund.
Click the button below to be re-directed to the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund page.
DoES your child need EQUIPMENT?
KidSport chapters refer families to Sport Central to provide necessary equipment for the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program.
Sport Central is located in Edmonton. For families located outside of Edmonton area, there are options available. A remote sizing kit can be sent to you and no-cost equipment shipment options are available through our trusted partner Rosenau Transport Ltd.