Grassroots Hockey Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey?
The Canucks Centre for BC Hockey, formerly known as the BC Centre of Excellence, was proud to open its doors during the return of NHL hockey in September 2005.
Supported by the Canucks for Kids Fund, this partnership between the Vancouver Canucks, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada focuses on the grassroots hockey development of players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents throughout British Columbia.
The main objective of the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey is to strengthen the bond between the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club and the 60,000+ hockey players and 30,000+ hockey volunteers in the province.
How do I contact the Contact Centre for BC hockey?
To contact the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey you can call the office direct at 604-899-7770 or visit the website at canucks.com/grassrootshockey.
Who should I contact if I’m interested in becoming a volunteer in Minor Hockey?
The best way to get involved in minor hockey in your area is to contact your local minor hockey association or contact BC Hockey at BChockey.net.
What is the name of the program where the kids play in the intermission and how do I register?
This program is called the "Canucks Centre Mini Minor program" this program is open to registered Initiation/novice registered BC Hockey minor hockey teams. The easiest way to register is to fill out the mini minor application form and fax to the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey at 604-899-7771.
For more information on this and other programs offered by the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey call 604-899-7770.
Who or What is BC Hockey?
BC Hockey is a non-profit organization and member branch of Hockey Canada in charge of governing amateur hockey at all levels in British Columbia and Yukon Territory. Approximately 150 minor hockey associations, 55,000 players, 4,500 referees, 20,000 official volunteers and countless others make our great game possible here in Pacific Canada.
Founded in 1919 as the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association, BC Hockey has seen many changes and substantial growth over the years. The organization continues to strive to provide training and resources for volunteers so that they may better serve the amateur hockey community.
BC Hockey knows that for many, hockey is a life-long activity and that fun and positive experiences must be combined with the teachings of skill and technique. Hockey runs deep in our communities. It is our National Game.
The organization is overseen by an Executive Committee composed of 21 elected members and one appointed member (the Executive Director who does not get to vote on issues).
As a volunteer-run organization, BC Hockey is indebted to the individuals who selflessly give their time, skill and support to help promote and foster amateur hockey in BC. Persons interested in volunteering for amateur hockey should contact their local minor hockey association. If you do not know which association governs your area, please contact your District Director. Visit our districts page to determine which district you live in.
What is the name of the program where the kids skate at the beginning of the Canucks Games
This program is called "In the Line up", and is open to registered BC Hockey minor hockey players from Atom up to Bantam. Find out more information or register for the program on the website.
Is the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey open to the general public?
Yes, the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey is open to the general public. Located at Rogers Arena, the office is full of hockey resources for minor hockey coaches of all levels. For more information on the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey call 604 899 7770.