BRAGG CREEK HOCKEY
Since 1996 Bragg Creek Hockey League, under Foothills Pond Hockey, has offered minor hockey to Bragg Creek area kids. We have over 60 Bears in Tyke, Atom, Pee Wee and Midget divisions who currently play against communities such as Black Diamond, Canmore, Cochrane, Millarville, Priddis, and Turner Valley.
Bragg Creek Hockey proudly adheres to the Foothills Recreation League's vision for the sport which strives " to give boys and girls in the community, with widely varying hockey abilities, an equal (fair play) opportunity to enjoy hockey in a non-contact, family-based, environment supportive for learning new skills."
The spirit of the Foothills Recreational HockeyLeague is to have fun, support each other in playing hockey, and develop good sportsmanship skills.
Throughout the season will have the opportunity to practice in and also play games in nearby communities on both indoor and outdoor rinks. Here are a few extra details to make your trips to these locations more enjoyable.
Redwood Meadows (1 Manyhorses Drive) Our home ice is outdoors and we are thrilled to have a large skate shack with heated change rooms, public restroom and concession. Easiest access to the community is the main (central) entrance where the Fire Hall is located. The hockey rink as well as smaller family rink are located west of the Fire Hall/Redwood House town office/community centre, and right adjacent to the skate shack.
Black Diamond (611 - 3 Street) It is a 45 minute drive from Redwood Meadows to Black Diamond. Oilfields Arena is the indoor ice and there is also an outdoor rink called Scott Sieman Ice. Access to this rink is around behind the main building. There is one large indoor/heated, open room changing area and a public restroom. Seating is metal bleachers so bring your blankets and warm outerwear. The indoor arena can by cold as well, so dress accordingly. There are additional washrooms indoors and a concession.
Canmore (1900 - 8 Avenue) The drive to Canmore is approximately 50 minutes from Redwood Meadows and nestled in the Bow Corridor. The facility is very nice and has two ice surfaces. The Crowe arena is large and features comfortable padded seating. The Kaleta ice is smaller and has metal seating. Dress appropriately for this rink as it is cold. Access is from both the front and back of the arenas and there is a concession in the main area of the building.
Millarville (306097 - 192 Street) This quaint community is only 30 minutes south of Redwood Meadows and has a truly outdoor arena, which is maintained by hand. Without a Zamboni, it means everyone pitches in to clear the ice. Change rooms can be found at the back of the building and downstairs. Limited space and team overlap makes these spaces crowded at times. We encourage you to have your players half-dressed before they arrive to reduce the number of people in change rooms. There isn't room for extra family members or guests. There are washrooms and a concession available. Spectator space is standing room only (no seating) so bundle up for the weather and perhaps bring a lawn chair or two.