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FREE HOCKEY PROGRAM
INTRODUCING RICHMOND HILL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION'S FREE HOCKEY PROGRAM!

At Richmond Hill Hockey Association (RHHA), we believe in making hockey accessible to all. 

That's why we're thrilled to offer the Free Hockey Program, designed to help new players hit the ice without financial barriers. 

This innovative program offers a 100% credit for the registration fee to new hockey players with no prior experience in recreational league hockey.


Why Join Our Free Hockey Program?

  • Cost-Effective Start: The Free Hockey Program covers the full cost of your first year's registration fee. It's our way of investing in new players who are just discovering their love for the game.

  • Easy Entry: No special sign-up required! If you're new to hockey and register for our program, you're automatically eligible.

  • Inclusive and Welcoming: You don’t have to be a Richmond Hill resident to benefit. We welcome all new players, regardless of where they live.


Program Benefits:

  • Supportive Environment: Our program is designed to provide a welcoming, encouraging space where new players can learn and grow.

  • Skill Development: Participants will receive quality coaching, focusing on fundamental skills and teamwork.  No prior skating experience is necessary for players in this program!

  • Community Building: Join a community of players and families who share your passion for hockey.  Our Association and its member families will welcome you and make your introduction to hockey a smooth and fun experience!


How It Works:

1. Register for the Season: Just sign up for our House League or Initiation Programs. The eligibility for the Free Hockey Credit will be determined based on no prior sanctioned hockey experience.

2. Enjoy the Season: We track attendance, and as long as you meet the minimum participation required, your credit will be assured.

3. Credit Application: At the end of the season, we apply the credit to your account, covering your registration fee for the next year.


FAQs:

When will I get my credit?

Processing will commence at the completion of the 2024-25 hockey season.  The credit will be available before registration for the 2025-26 hockey season is open.

If it’s free, why do I have to pay?
The program offers a credit to offset the cost of the first year’s registration fee.

 
Why do I have to pay for my second year if I have a credit?
Registration and payment occur via Hockey Canada.  The Free Hockey Program is independent of Hockey Canada and is administered by the Richmond Hill Hockey Association.

 
When will my credit be applied and a refund issued?
Credits will be verified and processed after registration closes for the 2025-26 season.

 
How will my attendance be determined?
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ichmond Hill Hockey Association game attendance records will determine eligibility for the Free Hockey Program.  

Who is eligible for Free Hockey Program?
Any participant who has never played sanctioned hockey through Hockey Canada is eligible for the Free Hockey Program.

 
My player was new for the 2023-24 hockey season, will I get a credit for the 2024-25 season?
No. The Free Hockey Program is only applicable to participants new to hockey for the 2024-25 season.

 
Do I have to be a Richmond Hill resident to be eligible for the Free Hockey Program?
No.  The Free Hockey Program is not restricted by residency.  

 
What if my son/daughter has played hockey before?  Is he/she still eligible for the Free Hockey Program?
No.  The Free Hockey Program is only available to participants who have never played sanctioned hockey through Hockey Canada.

 
Why is the Richmond Hill Hockey Association offering the Free Hockey Program?
The Richmond Hill Hockey Association believes that hockey is for everyone.  However, the introductory costs (registration fees, equipment, etc.) may pose a barrier to many families.  The Free Hockey Program provides an opportunity to experience hockey in a cost-effective manner.

 
Do I need to sign up for the Free Hockey Program?
No.  All registrants new to hockey will be determined and automatically provided an account credit.

 
My child is new to hockey and registered before this promotion began.  Am I still eligible for the Free Hockey Program?
Yes.  All registrants new to hockey will be determined and automatically provided an account credit.

 
Can I get a cash refund instead of a credit?
When all conditions of the Free Hockey Program have been fulfilled, a credit will be issued to the registrants RHHA profile.

 
I have more than one child, are all of them eligible for the Free Hockey Program?
Yes.  All registrants who have never played sanctioned hockey through Hockey Canada are eligible for the Free Hockey Program.

 
My son/daughter has never played hockey before, is this program a good fit for him/her?
Yes.  The Free Hockey Program allows new players to experience the game at an overall reduced cost.

 
What if my child cannot skate? 
While skating is not a requirement to enroll in hockey, it is highly recommended your child have some exposure to skating.  The Richmond Hill Hockey Association offers various learn to skate programs, as well as First Shift, a program designed to expose hockey to children who are new to the game.

What if we change our mind after signing up?

Please contact the Richmond Hill Hockey Association office.  They can assist with processing a refund (less an applicable administrative fee).

 
Does the Free Hockey Program apply to Local League?
No.  The Free Hockey Program is only applicable to registrants in the House League Program or the Initiation Program.

Have more questions?
 Email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.



Ready to Start? To register your child, click here to register.



We are excited to support your journey into hockey. It's more than a game; it's a community, a passion, and a pathway to growth for your child. Join us today and experience the joy and excitement of hockey at Richmond Hill Hockey Association!


Terms and Conditions

Free Hockey Credit Program eligibility shall be determined by whether a player has a prior Hockey Canada Registration number.  Player registration and fee payment shall be required in all instances.  Players participating in the Program shall receive a credit equal to the registration amount paid, such credit shall only be applied to the player’s registration fees for the subsequent season and where the player attended 80% (or greater) of the current season’s games.  Player attendance shall be determined solely by the Association’s records.  There is no cash value for this Program credit and the credit shall expire 9 months from the completion of the current season.  Program availability shall be limited to 144 players for any single upcoming hockey season.  The Association may give priority to Richmond Hill residents for this program.  This Program may not be combined with any programs or promotions offered by the Association, unless expressly stated and shall otherwise be subject to the Association's rules and regulations.
 
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