Officials are an integral part of the sport of hockey. The Hockey Canada Officiating Program is an important development program within the Hockey Canada structure. The program will give you a tremendous level of satisfaction when you know you have contributed to the game.
If you are interested in becoming a female hockey official, register for a clinic through your local minor hockey association and start officiating. Most communities have a local referee-in-chief that sets up clinics. Contact your local minor hockey association, your provincial female representative or your branch referee-in-chief for further information.
“I am a female hockey official because it is a real passion. I started for the love of hockey, to be part of the game and also with the thought of always improving to be at the top level. It is always a new challenge to officiate a hockey game (different teams, different pressure, the game is always changing and improving). We have to be perfect with rules, fitness, nutrition, positioning, attitude, communication and judgment. Being a female official is something challenging, we expect a lot from ourselves and we have to be at our best in every part of the game. This passion became a real good school for life in general.”