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Frequently Asked Questions

Hockeyfinder.com is the newest and best way to organize, advertise and promote pickup hockey games, open hockey for arenas and hockey clinics. This tool is available to anyone, anywhere and is completely FREE.

Players register now and find a game near you!

Organizers/Arena Managers request access to our organizer control panel and start giving players more places to play!

Our system allows for hockey players of all ages and abilities to participate in a hockey game with no permanent time commitment. You can sign up for one game, or many, as your schedule allows.

In addition the system allows for hockey teams to scrimmage with other hockey teams or other hockey players, or even a pick up hockey player for your match.

Check our open hockey schedule to find a hockey game near you.

What is HockeyFinder.com ?

  • Find pickup hockey games for youth
    and adults
  • Find hockey clinics & leagues
  • Reserve your spot in advance (How do I sign up? Click here)
  • Add your name to a waitlist if skate is full
  • See who else is playing and if there's two goalies
  • Choose which team you want play on - With your friends or against them
  • Add comments and communicate with other players with Facebook
  • Automatically import your hockeyfinder calendar to Outlook, google cal, or most calendar programs.
  • One log in account can control multiple hockey players. Log in, go to My Account, and select Add Player.
  • Locate an arena in the
    Hockey Finder rink directory
  • Learn how to play for free by becoming a Hockey Finder captain and looking after one of our skate times. Contact us today!

  • Post Public games to find players and get more exposure
  • Post Private games so only players you approve can see your games and sign up
  • Individuals, arena managers and coaches can add their pickup hockey, open hockey and hockey clinic to our site for *FREE!*
  • If you choose, HockeyFinder.com can collect funds in advance from each player ensuring payment
  • Add a waiver for added protection which players must agree to before signing up online
  • Easily input games with our 'duplicate' skate time option
  • Have your skate times listed on your website with the Hockey Finder plugin
  • All registered skaters in your area will get an email about your game.
  • Never be short on goalies or skaters!
  • Players know what color jersey to wear from the beginning. No time wasted on stick throws or jersey changes.
  • Contact all the players who are registered to your event with a click of a button
  • Add your pick up hockey game time
  • Sell more ice
  • Increase revenue from open hockey
  • Reduce time spent trying to keep your game organized
  • Automatically show your game schedule on your website with the Hockey Finder plugin
  • Players acknowledge a waiver when they sign up for your skate time
  • Contact all the players who are registered to your event with a click of a button
  • Prepayment option
  • Update your information in the rink directory
  • HockeyFinder is free to use!
  • Click here to learn more and add your open hockey
  • Post Public and Private games
  • Optional pre payment
  • Automatically show your game schedule on your website too
  • Unique RSS feed for your scheduled game
  • Communicate with the Hockey Finder facebook application
  • Custom page for your hockey events with the ability to add a logo and text
  • Add a waiver
  • Contact all the players who are registered to your event with a click of a button

WHAT IS HOCKEY FINDER?

    Hockey Finder is a website designed for players to find a game, as well as help organizers find players. It's quickly becoming the central location for pickup hockey. Register today and get in on the action!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

    Organizers (Individuals/Arena Managers/Coaches) post their pickup hockey game, open hockey game or hockey clinic on the website so that players can sign up online in advance. This makes it easier for the organizer to manage his/her hockey game/clinic and for players/students to find them.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

    Step 2. Fill out the form. Make sure all the fields with a * beside it has been filled.
    Step 3. Find the game you want to register for and click the Sign Up Now link.
    Step 4. Select whether you want to PLAY AS a skater or goalie. The captain option is for those who are organizing the ice time.
    Step5. Select the TEAM you want to play on. Either light or dark or leave at random to let the system place you. You can switch teams after you sign up.
    Step 6. Choose the player you wish to sign up to the game. The default player is the main player on the account. Click the arrow button to the right to change players.
    Step 7. Check the Hockey Finder and Organizer Waivers then click the SIGN UP button.

CAN I POST A PICKUP GAME, OPEN HOCKEY, OR HOCKEY CLINIC I ORGANIZE?

    YES! Any pickup hockey game can be posted here. From ice hockey, pond hockey, roller hockey, adult and youth hockey, all our welcome. And it is FREE!

HOW DO I POST A PICKUP GAME?

    You can post your games with our Organizer Control Panel. Simply contact us with your username and request you have access to it.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO POST A GAME

    All games are FREE to post!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SKATE?

    This depends on the organizer, the area, facilities, etc. Some games require credits purchased online through Hockey Finder. Some organizers collect their own funds. Some games are free. Each skate time will have payment info posted on it. READ THE NOTES!!!

DO MY CREDITS EXPIRE?

    NO! The benefit of hockeyfinder.com is that you can skate when it works for you. No commitment. Skate 10 times a week, or skate once a year. Your credits remain good forever.

CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE PLAYER ON MY ACCOUNT?

    Yes! We developed this with families and internet illiterate friends in mind. One account can have several skaters. This makes it convenient for parents and families that have more than one hockey player or your friend who refuses to use the internet. Once you log in click on "my account", and then add a player.

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER TO PLAY?

    Absolutely. You must register in order to be able to sign up for a game. This is necessary for several reasons. One, sometimes for payment alone. Also to keep the number of players consistent. If an organizer only needs 10 players, that is what they post. Remember to read the notes. Also if a skate time changes or is canceled, the only way you can be informed is if the organizer knows you are scheduled to be there.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

    There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel prior to 48 hours of a skate event no credit will be given.

OUR TEAM WOULD LIKE TO SCRIMMAGE WITH ANOTHER TEAM. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

    There are two options for this at the moment. First, you can set up a skate time, have the game posted on the site and list openings for another team with the level of play you're seeking. The second option, is to contact us directly and let us know what you're looking for. We will then let other teams in your area know. We are working on simplifying this process.