FAQ

Benefits

There are a few ways that master schedulers, coaches and team managers can schedule games with ease using HockeyClan. The best way is to register and click the checkbox indicating that you are a master scheduler. Then other team’s schedulers can search for you in our main navigation search, just find the search.

Just search “Schedule Games + (your state)”.  This will bring up all of the master schedulers in your state that are registered with HockeyClan. You can also connect through our forums or direct message another member of HockeyClan. Now you can have private communication when you want to!

Categories: Benefits, Groups/Teams

The benefits for open hockey are that now these skates can be posted as events which allows the members of the rink group to RSVP and know how many people are showing up. Rinks can enter their open hockey skates and broadcast them out to all of the members of their open hockey group. These players can then RSVP or see who is going.

Categories: Benefits, Open Hockey

Benefits for businesses both hockey and non-hockey related, but with ties to the hockey community, are being able to promote their brand through classifieds, coupons, advertising, having forum in our Business Forums section, selling equipment, buying equipment, recruiting employees.

Benefits for rinks are that they can sell their unused ice time through classifieds and coupons, promote their private lessons, post their open hockey skates and get RSVP lists, promote clinics, promote camps, broadcast broad messages to their customers and teams through groups, publicize tryouts, answer questions in the forums, sell equipment, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for coaches are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find a new job, promote their own business including private lessons through classifieds & coupons, add training videos or articles, add private skates and open hockey, pass on their knowledge with blog articles or video blog posts, stay in touch with other coaches and use our platform to communicate about games, communicate through our groups to their own teams about practices and games, promote clinics and camps, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for parents are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, find jobs for their kids, get coupon discounts, promote their own businesses, find training sessions for their kids or themselves, communicate through our groups with your teams about practices and games, find and RSVP to open hockey and private skates, arrange for rides for your kids, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, learn about teams, learn about recruiting, learn about the hockey systems in their country, blog about their team or league, communicate with other players, parents and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for players can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, get coupon discounts, find training sessions, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, communicate through our groups with their teams about practices and games, create and RSVP to private skates, find and RSVP to open hockey, learn about other teams, learn about recruiting & scholarships, blog about their team, or hockey in general, communicate with other players and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Blog

Currently we have various authors who can add articles to the HockeyClan blog. We have newer bloggers who are trying to make a name for themselves in addition to more seasoned journalists. HockeyClan also pays for some freelance blog articles and publishes them under HockeyClan. We are also looking for parents or league representatives to blog for us about games, tournaments or leagues. Apply to blog with us if you wish.

Category: Blog

Are you looking to be a HockeyClan blogger? We are currently looking to add to our growing team of HockeyClan bloggers for all hockey topics. If you think you have what it takes just click on “Want to Blog for Us?” in the main navigation menu. Submit your information and an example of your original work. We currently have a high volume of people applying to join as HockeyClan bloggers so not everyone will be accepted. We are also looking for parents, coaches or league officials to blog about their teams or leagues.

Categories: Blog, Groups/Teams

Benefits for coaches are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find a new job, promote their own business including private lessons through classifieds & coupons, add training videos or articles, add private skates and open hockey, pass on their knowledge with blog articles or video blog posts, stay in touch with other coaches and use our platform to communicate about games, communicate through our groups to their own teams about practices and games, promote clinics and camps, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for parents are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, find jobs for their kids, get coupon discounts, promote their own businesses, find training sessions for their kids or themselves, communicate through our groups with your teams about practices and games, find and RSVP to open hockey and private skates, arrange for rides for your kids, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, learn about teams, learn about recruiting, learn about the hockey systems in their country, blog about their team or league, communicate with other players, parents and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for players can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, get coupon discounts, find training sessions, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, communicate through our groups with their teams about practices and games, create and RSVP to private skates, find and RSVP to open hockey, learn about other teams, learn about recruiting & scholarships, blog about their team, or hockey in general, communicate with other players and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Coupons

Simply click on the coupon. It will open in a new window and you can then print your coupon. Bring your coupon to the listed company prior to the expiration date in order to redeem the coupon. Save cash!

Category: Coupons

Yes. We welcome any and all coupons for the Hockey Clan community. Simply read our “Coupon Service Agreement” as a guide. Then go to “Coupons” in the main navigation menu and click on “Coupon Submissions”. Enter all of the information required, and click to agree to the “Coupon Service Agreement”. Make sure you have permission to submit a coupon for a company. Please allow time for us to confirm the details and publish it to our site.

Category: Coupons

Coupons do not need to be only hockey related. Coupons can be submitted for any type of business, product or training. We try to keep the companies and individuals offering coupons as members of the hockey community at large. We are the ultimate hockey family!

Category: Coupons

Anyone with a business that is in the hockey community can submit coupons to HockeyClan. Examples may be a coach who wants to offer a discounted lesson rate, a rink that can give a coupon for ice rentals, a pro shop looking to clear out the inventory or a parent or player who owns their own car wash business and wants to offer the hockey community a discounted rate.

Category: Coupons

Benefits for businesses both hockey and non-hockey related, but with ties to the hockey community, are being able to promote their brand through classifieds, coupons, advertising, having forum in our Business Forums section, selling equipment, buying equipment, recruiting employees.

Benefits for rinks are that they can sell their unused ice time through classifieds and coupons, promote their private lessons, post their open hockey skates and get RSVP lists, promote clinics, promote camps, broadcast broad messages to their customers and teams through groups, publicize tryouts, answer questions in the forums, sell equipment, post pictures and videos.

Forums

Yes. Once you are logged in you can go under “My Profile” and click “Create/View Groups”. Create a Group for your team, open hockey group (rinks) or private skates and you will be asked if you want to setup a forum for your team. This will be a private forum where you can invite others or they can request to join.

Categories: Forums, Groups/Teams

You need to have an increased security level with Hockey Clan in order to create a new forum unless you do so while creating a group or team group. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in helping out.

Categories: Forums, Groups/Teams

You must be logged in to post a new topic or reply in a forum. Please be appropriate as these are moderated forums.

Category: Forums

Benefits for businesses both hockey and non-hockey related, but with ties to the hockey community, are being able to promote their brand through classifieds, coupons, advertising, having forum in our Business Forums section, selling equipment, buying equipment, recruiting employees.

Benefits for parents are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, find jobs for their kids, get coupon discounts, promote their own businesses, find training sessions for their kids or themselves, communicate through our groups with your teams about practices and games, find and RSVP to open hockey and private skates, arrange for rides for your kids, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, learn about teams, learn about recruiting, learn about the hockey systems in their country, blog about their team or league, communicate with other players, parents and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Groups/Teams

There are a few ways that master schedulers, coaches and team managers can schedule games with ease using HockeyClan. The best way is to register and click the checkbox indicating that you are a master scheduler. Then other team’s schedulers can search for you in our main navigation search, just find the search.

Just search “Schedule Games + (your state)”.  This will bring up all of the master schedulers in your state that are registered with HockeyClan. You can also connect through our forums or direct message another member of HockeyClan. Now you can have private communication when you want to!

Categories: Benefits, Groups/Teams

Simply click on “My Account” in the main navigation menu and this will take you to your personal profile and social network platform. Here you can click on “Documents” and using BuddyDrive software can upload documents to share with people or with your groups (teams).

Category: Groups/Teams

For general settings under “My Profile” click “Settings” and then “email”. Under this section you can set up email notification preferences. Additionally, under groups ensure that you have clicked on “Membership” and then next to the all email or no email and click on “Change”.

Category: Groups/Teams

Yes. Click on My Account, then My Profile, then Media- you can share pictures and videos after clicking on “Media”. The privacy settings can be added to each upload.

Category: Groups/Teams

Yes. Group administrators (team mom/dad, coaches) can send messages to their teams through the group or its forum. These can be viewed by group members at HockeyClan or the users can set their email notifications to allow for receiving all group information/updates, daily notifications or weekly notifications.

Category: Groups/Teams

Only one person per team should set up a team group for each season. For private skates, the skate organizer or admin should set up the group. For open hockey, the hockey director or representative from the rink should create the open hockey group. For teams, it is recommended that a coach or team parent set up the group and serve as the group administrator. After registering and logging in, go under “My Profile” click on”Create/View Groups”. Click on “Create Group”. Simply follow the instructions. It is recommended that the team groups be kept private and include a forum. It is also recommended to include the year that the season is taking place. This will help to eliminate future confusion between teams. For open hockey groups, keep it public unless you are part of a private club.

Yes. Once you are logged in you can go under “My Profile” and click “Create/View Groups”. Create a Group for your team, open hockey group (rinks) or private skates and you will be asked if you want to setup a forum for your team. This will be a private forum where you can invite others or they can request to join.

Categories: Forums, Groups/Teams

You need to have an increased security level with Hockey Clan in order to create a new forum unless you do so while creating a group or team group. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in helping out.

Categories: Forums, Groups/Teams

Are you looking to be a HockeyClan blogger? We are currently looking to add to our growing team of HockeyClan bloggers for all hockey topics. If you think you have what it takes just click on “Want to Blog for Us?” in the main navigation menu. Submit your information and an example of your original work. We currently have a high volume of people applying to join as HockeyClan bloggers so not everyone will be accepted. We are also looking for parents, coaches or league officials to blog about their teams or leagues.

Categories: Blog, Groups/Teams

Benefits for parents are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, find jobs for their kids, get coupon discounts, promote their own businesses, find training sessions for their kids or themselves, communicate through our groups with your teams about practices and games, find and RSVP to open hockey and private skates, arrange for rides for your kids, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, learn about teams, learn about recruiting, learn about the hockey systems in their country, blog about their team or league, communicate with other players, parents and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for players can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, get coupon discounts, find training sessions, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, communicate through our groups with their teams about practices and games, create and RSVP to private skates, find and RSVP to open hockey, learn about other teams, learn about recruiting & scholarships, blog about their team, or hockey in general, communicate with other players and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Image Sizing

Below are the image upload sizes for common tasks on HockeyClan.com.

Image for Header Advertising space = 300 x 250

Image for Advertising above the footer space = 728 x 90

Image for Right Sidebar Advertising space = 125 x 125

Image for Featured Image on Posts = 200 x 200

Classifieds
Max upload = 2MB
Min upload = 200
Min width = 200
Max width = 800
Min height = 200
Max height = 600

Profile Cover Image
Needs to be minimum 800 wide, and 225 tall.

Category: Image Sizing

Listings/Classifieds

In order to edit classified ads you need to be logged in and go under “Classifieds” in the main navigation menu and click on “Edit Ad”. You need to request that a “Code/Key” be emailed to you prior to editing the ad.

Sure! Rinks can add listings by themselves or can contact us for a quote if they would like HockeyClan to do it for them.

There is no limit to the number of classified ads you can post. The more the merrier.

Nothing! Our classified ads are free to list as many as you like. Make sure you read our Classifieds Terms of Service.

Having trouble? HockeyClan is here to help. Let us post your ad for you. Simply email your information to contactus@hockeyclan.com. We are happy to help the community in any way. A small fee may apply for using our staff to post corporate ads.

In order to search for classified ads, click on “Classifieds” in the main navigation menu. Choose from the main menu or click on “Search Ads”. You can also “Browse Categories”.

A partial list of people who should submit classified ads would include people looking to sell hockey equipment (new or used), rent out ice in their rink, offer private lessons, list a job offer, list an opening for a spring or summer team, etc. Be creative and make your ad stand out.

To list a classified ad, simply, “Register” with HockeyClan.com. Verify your membership through email. “Login” to HockeyClan.com. Look under “Classifieds” in the main navigation menu and click on “Place an Ad”. Add your classified ad information and contact information. Note that price should be in dollars and no symbols should be used. Please note that the images must fit within our guidelines.

Benefits for businesses both hockey and non-hockey related, but with ties to the hockey community, are being able to promote their brand through classifieds, coupons, advertising, having forum in our Business Forums section, selling equipment, buying equipment, recruiting employees.

Benefits for rinks are that they can sell their unused ice time through classifieds and coupons, promote their private lessons, post their open hockey skates and get RSVP lists, promote clinics, promote camps, broadcast broad messages to their customers and teams through groups, publicize tryouts, answer questions in the forums, sell equipment, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for coaches are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find a new job, promote their own business including private lessons through classifieds & coupons, add training videos or articles, add private skates and open hockey, pass on their knowledge with blog articles or video blog posts, stay in touch with other coaches and use our platform to communicate about games, communicate through our groups to their own teams about practices and games, promote clinics and camps, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for parents are that they can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, find jobs for their kids, get coupon discounts, promote their own businesses, find training sessions for their kids or themselves, communicate through our groups with your teams about practices and games, find and RSVP to open hockey and private skates, arrange for rides for your kids, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, learn about teams, learn about recruiting, learn about the hockey systems in their country, blog about their team or league, communicate with other players, parents and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Benefits for players can find equipment, sell equipment, find jobs, get coupon discounts, find training sessions, learn from coaches around the world, find out about tryouts, communicate through our groups with their teams about practices and games, create and RSVP to private skates, find and RSVP to open hockey, learn about other teams, learn about recruiting & scholarships, blog about their team, or hockey in general, communicate with other players and coaches, post pictures and videos.

Open Hockey

We are happy to help publicize every rink’s open hockey skates. Rink managers can register for the site with a Rink Login, then create a group, then add their skates. Rinks will be provided open hockey sign up sheets to take attendance and capture their players thereby allowing them to be added as needed to the system. The more players and rinks that join on, the more accurate the system will be to know who is showing up for each and every open hockey skate. The open hockey skates will always be searchable from our open hockey search. For every rink that wants to publicize their open hockey, an open hockey public group will be created. Players can then join that particular group if they want notifications on when an open hockey skate is occurring. They will then be able to RSVP for the skate and see who else is going. These skates will also be added to the player’s social network Wall area allowing friends to know that that player is going.

Category: Open Hockey

We try to maintain up to date information regarding open hockey skates therefore we make sure to try and verify through email, telephone or online all open hockey skates. Rinks must create a Login, Create a Group and then Create the Skate.

Category: Open Hockey

Only one person per team should set up a team group for each season. For private skates, the skate organizer or admin should set up the group. For open hockey, the hockey director or representative from the rink should create the open hockey group. For teams, it is recommended that a coach or team parent set up the group and serve as the group administrator. After registering and logging in, go under “My Profile” click on”Create/View Groups”. Click on “Create Group”. Simply follow the instructions. It is recommended that the team groups be kept private and include a forum. It is also recommended to include the year that the season is taking place. This will help to eliminate future confusion between teams. For open hockey groups, keep it public unless you are part of a private club.

The benefits for open hockey are that now these skates can be posted as events which allows the members of the rink group to RSVP and know how many people are showing up. Rinks can enter their open hockey skates and broadcast them out to all of the members of their open hockey group. These players can then RSVP or see who is going.

Categories: Benefits, Open Hockey

Private Skates

Only one person per team should set up a team group for each season. For private skates, the skate organizer or admin should set up the group. For open hockey, the hockey director or representative from the rink should create the open hockey group. For teams, it is recommended that a coach or team parent set up the group and serve as the group administrator. After registering and logging in, go under “My Profile” click on”Create/View Groups”. Click on “Create Group”. Simply follow the instructions. It is recommended that the team groups be kept private and include a forum. It is also recommended to include the year that the season is taking place. This will help to eliminate future confusion between teams. For open hockey groups, keep it public unless you are part of a private club.

Pro Shop

In order to purchase items from the Pro Shop, choose your category of product. Simply click on the item or the “Visit Store” button. This will take you one of our affiliates that will frequently have discounted items. Please note that these products come from outside sources and not from Hockey Clan. Please direct any inquiries after a purchase is completed to the store where you purchased the item.

Category: Pro Shop