As of December 11, 2013, Hockey Edmonton Board has moved that Special Event Requests are no longer required. It is up to each organization to ensure that they review the Hockey Alberta Sanctioning Guidelines to see what is covered and what is not.
Hockey Alberta Sanctioning Guidelines
Hockey Canada's insurance is designed to cover the normal hockey activities associated with games and practices ... travel directly to and from. Social activities are not covered.
Activities such as going bowling, tobogganing, to a movie, to another sporting event, participating in another sporting activity, for example, is not covered while attending a tournament or at home attending to league activities or practices.
Parents, siblings, friends, guests, etc. are not covered under Hockey Canada's insurance at any time.
If the event is not an approved event as per the guidelines, the liability while participating in an unsanctioned event will fall to personal liability insurance plans. Everyone should be aware of their personal liability while participating in a team event.
Please exercise safe and responsible practices, common sense etc. in all activities you plan.