With multiple teams, multiple skill groups, tournaments, development and regular juggling of schedules, our Abbotsford Ice ice allocator has one of the hardest jobs in the association. There are certain processes that are put into place to ensure that they can deal with any changes efficiently but also to ensure that no ice is left empty as there are always others who could use it - from within Abbotsford Female Hockey or outside groups.

Ice Allocation Overview
Abbotsford Female Hockey are provided ice from the City of Abbotsford based on their Ice Allocation Policy. The reality is there are more groups that qualify for ice than there is ice available, and so we do not receive the full allotment we are entitled to. In addition, the Ice Allocation Policy does not factor in the norm for within the sports that their different user groups are from, but rather a generic formula. As a result, Abbotsford Ice also rents ice from other private facilities to operate our programs.

Each group is allocated ice based on several factors including, but not limited to:

  • the age of the group
  • spreading out options to accommodate conflicts
  • availability of coaches and development programs
  • consideration for location variety of rinks

We do not have extra ice and therefore flexibility is limited. While ice times may be allocated that are not ideal for any variety of reasons, we do everything possible to make a fair schedule across the teams/groups.

Conflict Games
Once PCAHA posts a schedule, team managers should review it for any home games that are marked "Conflict". Team Manager steps:

  • Fill out the form below for Conflict Game Resolution
  • An option to resolve the conflict game will be emailed to the team manager
  • Provide the option to the team manager from the other team.
    • If they agree, confirm the time with the ice allocator.
    • If they do not agree, ask for a second option from the ice allocator. Know that the first option is typically the best option though so be sure the other team really can't accept it.
  • Once the time is confirmed, inform the league manager with the updated ice time so they can update the game on HiSports.

Ice Cancellation

If your team/group will not be using your ice time, you must let the ice allocator know as soon as possible. Last minute cancellations should not occur as any open ice cannot be returned and the association still needs to pay for it. Cancellations with notice are welcome and any open ice will be utilized for conflicts, be added to short notice available ice. If you wish to release any ice time, complete the Ice Cancellation form below.