Hockey Hooky

What is Hockey Hooky?

  • Hockey Hooky is an annual event hosted by the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rexall Place. Schools from across Northern Alberta join us for an afternoon of hockey, education, and fun.
  • The Oil Kings host the Victoria Royals for a WHL hockey game, while we build in an educational component with student workbooks, in-game elements, and a special website with additional lesson plans for teachers.


When does Hockey Hooky take place, and when will it finish?

  • The event will take place on Monday, Feb. 29h at 11:30 a.m.
  • You can expect the game to conclude around 2 p.m. Due to travel times, some schools leave a little early to make it back for their normal pick up time.


Where does Hockey Hooky take place and what time do doors open?

  • The venue for Hockey Hooky is Rexall Place (7424 118 Ave. NW, Edmonton).
  • Doors will open at 10 a.m.


Where can I park my bus, and is there a cost?

  • You will receive a parking map by email about one month away from the game date and we do not charge for bus parking at this game.


Is there a minimum or maximum of tickets that can be purchased?

  • The minimum group size is (20) including teachers and chaperones. There is no maximum, so feel free to bring your entire student body!


How much are tickets for this event and what does it include?

  • The price for each attendee is $17 and includes: game ticket, access to teaching plan, and in game workbook for all students.


What can our students expect at the game?

  • Hockey Hooky offers a unique opportunity for students to combine the excitement of an Oil Kings hockey game that offers an educational experience.
  • The workbook issued at the door keeps students engaged as questions will be posted on the video scoreboard during each break in play.


Is there anything new this year from previous Hockey Hooky games?

  • Yes, we are very excited to announce the TELUS World of Science will be present and performing various exhibits to further enhance the educational in game experience.


Are students able to bring their own lunches?

  • Yes, we permit the entry of outside food and beverages for Hockey Hooky.


If my students would like to purchase food at the game, will there be concession stands open?

  • Yes, all of our concessions will be open serving all our usual menu options.


How many students typically attend this game?

  • The game averages 7,500 students from over 100 schools!


Who may I contact for more information or to purchase tickets for Hockey Hooky?


What if one of my students strays from our group during the game?

  • Northlands Guest Services are located on the North Side (outside Section 116) and South Side (outside Section 136), or else the Oil Kings Game Day Office is located outside Section 120.


Are parents allowed to attend the game with the students?

  • Yes! We encourage family and other faculty to attend the event. They can purchase tickets through the school.


Do teachers and chaperones have to pay for game tickets as well?

  • Yes, all attendees are required to pay $17 to attend the event.


Is financial assistance available for families that may not be able to afford game tickets?

  • Sponsored tickets may be available on a case by case basis. Please contact Daniel Troiani directly at (780) 409-2474.