BRAGG CREEK HOCKEY
Since 1996, the Bragg Creek Hockey League, under Foothills Recreational Hockey, has offered minor hockey to Bragg Creek area kids. Our divisions currently play against communities such as Black Diamond, Millarville and Priddis.
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 Hockey League is to have fun, support each other in playing hockey, and develop good sportsmanship skills.
The Recreational Hockey Model provides general structural and administrative guidelines for Recreational Hockey Programs across the province and outlines the activity options that member Minor Hockey Associations and partner organizations can implement within their communities.
The goal of the Recreational Hockey Model is to ensure families have access to affordable, fun, and safe opportunities to participate in youth hockey with a low to moderate time commitment. The Recreational Hockey Model is open to both Minor Hockey Associations and community/ non-minor hockey programs.
The Recreational Hockey Model includes three streams of hockey. Each stream has a varying competitive structure and level of commitment appropriate to the level(s) and age(s) of the player(s).
Within the Recreational Hockey Model are several recommendations on how organizations/ programs should operate and structure their program; however, organizations/ programs are provided the flexibility to create and maintain their own internal processes to adjust their program to the needs of their participants.
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.
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.
Priddis Priddis has put a lot of work into updating their outdoor rink. 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 stores across the street. Spectator space is standing room only (no seating) so bundle up for the weather and perhaps bring a lawn chair or two.