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Full Go this weekend!!

Hello Griffin Community,

We plan on having the full ice schedule this weekend. See you at the rink and make sure you drive carefully.

Thank you,

 

The board

 

 

Saturdays

Sundays

Learn to Skate/Play
8:00-9:00

Adult Learn to Play

8:00-9:00

All House and 8U Travel Practice

9:00-10:00

Learn to Skate/Play

9:00-10:00

Junior 18U

10:00-11:00

8U Travel Games

10:00-11:00

 

House League

11:00-12:00

 

Juniors 18U

12:00-01:00

 

 

 

 


by posted 02/04/2022
Schedule for this weekend

Hello Griffin Community,

 

 

   This weekend is a normal schedule for ice time at Jahn rink

 

 

Saturdays

Sundays

Learn to Skate/Play
8:00-8:50

Adult Learn to Play

8:00-8:50

8U Travel Practice

9:00-9:50

Learn to Skate/Play

9:00-9:50

House League Mites Practice

10:00-10:50

8U Travel Games/TBD

10:00-10:50

House League Atoms Practice

11:00-12:00

House League Mites

11:00-11:50

 

House League Atoms

12:00-01:00


by posted 10/23/2021
Hello Griffin Community

Greetings Griffin Community,

Talk about a year of changes!  All of us on the board appreciate your patience as we retool the board, the programs, and the ice schedule. 

Hockey season is fast approaching, wait, it’s here!  As many of you are aware, and many are probably unaware, Pomfret School has teamed up with Woodstock Academy to perform rink upgrades which will enable Pomfret to have early ice beginning in September. The 2-month, early extension in the GYHA hockey season has been a pleasure to consider but a challenge to implement. 

As a league, we are attempting to field travel programs that are, finally, able to compete with the other leagues.  Griffin has, traditionally, lost players to competing leagues every year from those families who seek more games and more competition.  Our previous, truncated season is a thing of the past!  We will, moving forward, be competing with other travel programs who skate from September through March.  Our house league program will have a pre-season option which will include the additional ice as a skill-building/practice program.

Accordingly, it is important to register for your child’s hockey program today.  We ask that you don’t delay, and register your child for their hockey/skating programs early.  We have a 4-month payment plan (payments not required in December) so you do not have to pay when you register. It is imperative, for planning purposes, that we have player commitments as early as possible.  Our travel program is looking to field U18, U14 and U8 teams this year.  Next year, in the 2022-2023 season, we are going to be fielding U8, U10, U12, U14, and U18 teams! 

In order to understand our call for registrations, I would like to put GYHA’s position into context.   Prior to the 2021-2022 expanded season, our annual ice time costs were in excess of $60,000.  We have been given the opportunity to procure an additional 2 months of ice time, at approximately $250 per hour.  As in the past, a program’s cost driver will be based on ice sheets per program.  We need to make committments to the Pomfret School and the South Coast Hockey League (SCHL) regarding our participation.  

 The expanded programs and associated costs are the reason why we are asking that you do not delay in registering your hockey player or skater.  It is imperative that we can plan accordingly for the upcoming season.  Please understand that the higher program costs are a direct result of increased ice time.   If you compare our prices to other area programs, you will find that Griffin Hockey programs are among the most affordable in the area.

Our program needs your participation!  Currently, we have six board members and just as many open board positions.  About half of the board members are taking up coaching positions because we are starting early and have not had volunteers step up.  If you know how to skate,and your child is skating in our program, please consider being a coach.  Some of the most rewarding hockey experiences I have had, have been while coaching my 3 children through our program (not to mention you get the best seat in the house on game day!).

Thank you for your love of the game and your patronage.

Best regards,

 

Todd Clark

GYHA Chairperson


by posted 09/16/2021
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