Creating A Team

Forming a New Team

If you want to form a new team in GAARA for an upcoming season, please send an email to, and that includes the following information:

  • Team name

  • How many confirmed players you currently have (you must have 13 to form a team)

  • Whether you have a goalie

  • If any of your players have played in GAARA before and, if so, what team they played for and what was the most recent season they played during

  • If any players are new to GAARA, or have not played in the previous two seasons, you must submit a player evaluation for them, which can be found on our Forms and Documents page

  • Whether you are applying for your own contract to provide ice times for your home games, or if you wish to join the GAARA ice pool, see below for more information

Providing Ice for Home Games
During the regular season, each team plays 11 home games. In order to provide the ice time needed for these games, teams can either enter their own contract with an arena or join the GAARA ice pool.

Teams that provide their own ice must provide a minimum of 13 hours to GAARA for scheduling. When you have received an ice contract, submit it to Once the schedule has been made, you will be informed which ice times can be returned.

Teams that join the GAARA ice pool have their ice provided through GAARA’s contract with the City of Ottawa. Home game times and locations will vary throughout the year; however, teams can select a preference of “central” or “east” arenas, which GAARA will do our best to accommodate. Payment to GAARA to cover the cost of this ice is part of the team registration process.
Note: While new teams can apply to be part of the GAARA ice pool, acceptance is not guaranteed.

Also, during your team’s home games, you are responsible for the following:

  • Supplying the game sheet (GAARA provides blank game sheets at the beginning of the season)

  • Having minor officials to run the clock and fill out the game sheet

  • Ensuring that the game sheet is filled out properly

  • Submitting the game sheet to the division’s statistician after the game

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