McKnight Practice Blackout Request

Teams can request blackouts to the McKnight Ice Schedulers at any time throughout the season.  Blackouts can be used for team fundraising, tournaments and events.

Example: Team wants to do a bottle drive - request a blackout for that day and your team will not be scheduled for a practice.

** This is not to be confused with the Hockey Calgary Scheduling Window Requests for the seeding & regular season.

Teams must request blackout dates from Hockey Calgary according to Hockey Calgary rules, which prevents teams from getting games booked on those dates.  If you request a blackout with Hockey Calgary, DO NOT forget to request the same blackout with McKnight.

If a team requests a blackout with McKnight, practices and home games (where possible) will not be booked during the requested period BUT we cannot guarantee that away games are not booked at that time.

Rules for 'making up' lost practices due to a requested blackout:

  • If you request 1 or 2 (weekday) blackout days - no lost practices
  • If you request 2 (weekend), 3 or 4 blackout days - team forfeits 50% of practices for the blackout period
  • If you request 5, 6 or 7 blackout days - team forfeits 100% of practices for the blackout period

If you would like to request a blackout date please complete the following form.

** Teams still have the ability to trade with other teams for ice. The Blackout process will allow teams the option not to have to find trades because the team would not be scheduled on those dates.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact your division coordinator.



Seeding Round Practice Blackouts (for practices till January 1) - October 15th

Regular Season Practice Blackouts (for practices till February 26) - December 15th

Playoff Practice Blackouts (for practices till March 31) - February 15th



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