The Calgary 55 Plus Hockey Association was formed in 1990 to provide an opportunity for Calgary and area players 55 years and older to participate in recreational hockey for the fun of the game. Association members play in various arenas around the city, join in the camaraderie and fellowship, and support community programs through annual contributions to selected charities. There are currently nine teams playing out of the South Fish Creek Cardel Rec Centre with one team playing out each of the Optimist Arena, Renfrew Arena and Shouldice City of Calgary Arenas. The teams primarily play in the mornings and early afternoon.
Interested Players can contact the Association by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the CONTACT US form listed below to inquire about opportunities for playing on one of the participating Teams.
The Province of Alberta has closed all arenas until January 21, 2021. Specific guidelines with respect to facilities in Calgary can be found below. Please follow the provincial guidelines for updates.
The Cardel Rec Centre guidelines are set out on their website at http://cardelrec.com/
The City of Calgary has its own specific guidelines. Please see their website for updates at https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/arenas.html
2020 Annual Charity Hockey Tournament
The 2020 Annual Charity Tournament will be deferred from November 2020 to some time in the spring of 2021. The state of the situation with Covid 19 makes the holding of this tournament very difficult in these difficult circumstances.
One of the goals in the Annual Charity Tournament was to raise monies for various charities. We would encourage Calgary Hockey 55 Plus Association players to support charities of their choice this season. In particular the Calgary Food Bank was an important charity that the Association has sponsored for many years.
While we were not able to hold our annual November Hockey Tournament, the Calgary 55 Plus Hockey Association has chosen to donate $3,000 to the Calgary Food Bank to assist in their mission to help families out during this difficult time.
Please see the attached historical summary surrounding the evolution of the Calgary 55 Plus Hockey Association as prepared by Alan Barrett. Should anyone with additional comments / memories wish to share, please make your comments in the Contact Us section located at the bottom of this page
The Annual Charity Hockey Tournament raised $8,338 in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Mike Gilligan presented the cheque to the Calgary Food Bank
The Calgary 55 Plus Hockey Association is proud to announce that it has partnered with Pro Hockey Life to provide its members with significant benefits during this hockey season. Players will be provided with Players Passes which will provide discounts on purchase of merchandise and 5 free skate sharpenings.
Please see Pro Hockey Life's website at www.prohockeylife.com for all your hockey needs.
We would like to thank Pro Hockey Life for this Sponsorship and look forward to a rewarding partnership.
Please see Obituaries about recent and former players who have passed away under the More Tab above for
Scott Douglas (SFC Platinum) - January 18, 2020
Ken Pariseau (SFC Silver) - January 10, 2020
Wayne Smith (SFC Blue) - August 26, 2020)
Gord Christensen (SFC Red) October 24, 2020
Daryl Sparks (SFC Silver) - November 8, 2020