Registration is now open for Hockey Manitoba’s officiating clinics for the 2023 – 2024 season!
Registration for the Hockey University (HU) course is also open.
Hockey Manitoba will be offering a hybrid model this season. We will be combining online and in-person teaching to set up our officials for the season ahead. Below we will highlight the clinics being offered for the season as well as their requirements.
* All Level 1 and Level 2 officials will be required to attend an in-person clinic. Level 3 official clinics will be held online. Officials will need to complete the Hockey Canada officiating exam provided during the clinic you attend.
*** All new officials must complete the Hockey University (HU) course prior to registering for an in-person clinic.
*** All officials need to be registered to officiate.
**** All officials need to be certified before December 1, 2023.
Please check the Hockey Canada Registry for dates and times in your region.
New Officials for the 2023 – 2024 season
This section is for individuals interested in becoming a Hockey Manitoba official.
The first step is completing the Hockey University (HU) course. You must then attend an in-person clinic and complete the required exam.
Once you have attended an in-person clinic and completed the exam, new officials will be also required to attend an on-ice session.
NEW officials entering Level I (must be 12 years of age or older before December 31, 2023)
NEW/Returning officials entering Level II (must be 15 years of age or older before December 31, 2023)
Please Note: Officials who have attended and completed the online course are allowed to start officiating. If you do not complete the MANDATORY in-person clinic by December 1st, you will not be certified for the season.
Click here to view Hockey Canada’s Officiating Pathway.
NEW Officials Check List:
- Hockey University (HU) Online Officiating 1/2 Modules:
Registration for Hockey University (HU) Courses – Click Here (Registration opens August 14th)
- Hockey University (HU) course
- Attend a Level 1/2 in-person clinic/ skating session following the course
Level 1 & 2 Returning Officials
Officials will attend this clinic if they have previously registered as a Level 1 or Level 2 official in the past. A link to the exam will be provided during the clinic.
Level 1’s will be required to attend an in-person skating session before their certification will be complete. They are allowed to officiate games as they wait for the in-person sessions.
Level 2’s, once they successfully complete the clinic and exam, will be certified for the season.
*** Officials must be a minimum 15 years of age as of December 31 of the current season OR have successfully officiated for two years at Level 1 and shown to have the skills and maturity to advance to Level 2 with approval of your Regional Officiating Coordinator.
Level 1/2 Clinic Check List:
- Register for an in-person Level 1-2 clinic
Below is a list of upcoming Level 1/2 clinics for the 2023 – 2024 season. Registration is now open.
|Region||Date||City||Location||New Officials||Returning Officials|
|Winnipeg||Sunday November 19, 2023||Winnipeg||hockey for all centre||This clinic is full||This clinic is full|
|Winnipeg||Saturday November 25, 2023||Winnipeg||Richmond CC||This clinic is full||This clinic is full|
Officials advancing to Level 3 may have been working some High Performance Levels of play as a Level 2 based on their skills and overall competency level.
NEW/Returning officials entering Level III (must be 17 years of age or older before December 31, 2023)
All Level 3 clinics will be held online.
This clinic is for experienced local officials. This session will include instruction and an exam to be completed before their certification will be complete.
Level 3 Clinic Check List:
- Online Registration
- Online Zoom Session
- Completion of Hockey Canada Exam (sent via email after registration)
- Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders is a pre requisite for this clinic. It can be completed here: https://hmb.respectgroupinc.com/
High Performance and National High Performance
These clinics are invite-only by Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada. Officials invited to these sessions have been identified as High Performance officials throughout the province.
For more information on Officials Clinics please contact Tyler Wiwchar, Hockey Manitoba Coordinator, Officials Development.