Airdrie is a city just north of Calgary. We are one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. In 1979 the population of Airdrie was just under 6,000 people and in 2020 the population grew to over 70,000. Our city is divided by the Queen Elizabeth Highway 2. We have beautiful parks and small lakes surrounded by miles of walking pathways. We have 3 recreation facilities which house the 5 ice surfaces that our teams play hockey on.
Our Minor hockey association has grown in leaps and bounds just like our city over the past 10 years. We currently have over 1,400 hockey players, with a Board of Director's and Committee's totalling over 40 amazing volunteers and 3 full time AMHA staff. We have over 80 teams that are coached and managed by 400 plus hardworking super humans. Airdrie has teams at all levels, including AAA to Recreation, with players who range in age from 5 to 18. Our teams play in 8 different leagues, as well as our own city league and recreation divisions.
Our AAA, AA and Competitive teams travel for games and tournaments all over Alberta. Our team members are not only hockey players but also great community supporters. We participate in the "Hockey Fights Hunger" campaign with the Airdrie Lioness each December to collect food and items for families in need. Our awesome female teams have a Turkey Collection each year with a Turkey bowl for the Airdrie Food Bank and have collected over 1,000 turkeys in one season, to help to feed thousands of families. Visits to nursing homes and shovelling driveways for the elderly, our players demonstrate philanthropy at an early age!
Our Mission is to provide fair opportunity for positive experiences through a safe and fun environment, with Strong, progressive and quality programs for all members of the hockey community.
We believe that honesty, integrity and fairness must be demonstrated in all aspects of our Association.
We believe that respect and open communication will be the foundation of our Association.
We believe that through cooperation and commitment we will be an Association that we are proud of.
We will strive to be creative and flexible to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
By demonstrating the values and beliefs of the Association we will be accountable and responsible to all stakeholders.
Emotional and physical safety is paramount in all aspects of our operations.
To promote, govern and improve minor hockey in Airdrie and other areas that may be added from time to time.
To foster a community spirit among members, supporters and teams.
To increase the interest in the great game of hockey in Airdrie.