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Order your New GSC Hockey Bags Now!
10/27/2020
 Order your New GSC Hockey Bags now! 3 sizes available new...
Reminder!Register NOW for Cardinal Road Hockey League
10/26/2020
  Register NOW for  Cardinal Road (Adult) Hockey...

10/26/2020
Figure Skating Registration is Open!   Click here for...
Register NOW for Travel Development League!
10/20/2020
    Open to boys and girls ages 8-14 who...
Mini Mite Registration is Now open!
10/19/2020
  Register NOW for mini mites! HURRY!  Space...
 
Order your New GSC Hockey Bags Now!

 Order your New GSC Hockey Bags now!

3 sizes available

new design made of flexible, yet durable material 

 

 

Click here to order!

 

 

Please note that the images above are meant to reflect the design of the bag.  The actual bag is made of cordura which is a heavy duty, durable fabric often used for luggage.  An image of the actual material is also shown.  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery-in time for Christmas!


by posted 10/27/2020
Reminder!Register NOW for Cardinal Road Hockey League

 

Register NOW for 

Cardinal Road (Adult) Hockey League

 

Limited spots available!

 

 

Registration ends at 5pm Monday November 2nd 

or before if the player limit is reached

 

IMPORTANT Notes for the 2020-21 Season 

 

 

Like everything else, CRHL will look a little different for this season.  We do hope to continue our traditions of competition, some good exercise (or gliding for some) and lots of laughs, however we do have a bunch of new protocols to ensure the safety and continuity of the club as a whole.  Here are the key points to be aware of: 

  • Same as last season, the goal will be to have 6 teams all playing games on Sunday nights. 
  • Adult players will follow the same protocols as our children for entering the rink, lacing up and exiting the rink.   
  • (Very) unfortunately there will be no post-game gathering or lingering.  Players are asked to leave the club immediately after games, same as our kids.  This is subject to review if the current environment changes, but initially post-game will need to occur somewhere between your couch and fridge.   
  • There will be a max of 13 players per team per game.  This will allow for safe as possible distancing on the benches.  Captains will manage the 13 max per game roster for each game. 
  • Registration will have a hard stop of November 2nd.  If you miss the deadline, you are out, no exceptions this year.  We hope to start playing games or scrimmage on Nov 8th. 
  • Because of the player cap, there will be NO guests allowed on rosters or to play in ANY games this year.  This includes children, siblings, etc.  Registration will be restricted to full members, vacation members and coaching members. 
  • With the player cap, we ask that you only register if you are committed to playing 75% or more of the games.  We ask that any “part time” players take a break this year.   

 


by posted 10/26/2020

Figure Skating Registration is Open!

 

Click here for class descriptions and registration:

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Temperatures are cooling and skating season is almost here!  This season will obviously look a little different from years past, but we are working to make classes fun and memorable for your children while developing their skating skills and keeping everyone safe.  Class offerings will remain consistent with last year, though class sizes will be limited, so it is important to register quickly to get your first choices.

 

Below you will find:

  1. Key Dates
  2. Covid Precautions
  3. Link to Registration and Class Descriptions

 

1.  KEY DATES
We are planning on a full schedule of event offerings this Winter, although these events may have to be changed or canceled due to COVID restrictions.  Our current plan is for the following events schedule:
 
First Day of Classes: Saturday, November 7, 2020
(dependent upon rink conditions)           

 

Figure Skating Holiday Free Skate: Sunday, December 6, 2020
during Pre-Paid time @ 12:30-2:30pm

 

GSC/NCWC Competition @ NCWC: Saturday, January 30, 2021
(tentatively 8:30am-1:00pm)
Entries Due: Friday, January 29, 2021

 

“Showtime” End-of-Season Show: Friday, March 5th, 2021, 6pm
(rain date: Sunday, March 7th, 12noon)

  

Awards Banquet: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

For observed holidays during the season, please see the GSC Figure Skating Season Calendar:  http://www.greenwichskatingclub.org/Page.asp?n=3287&org=greenwichskatingclub.org

 

2.  COVID PRECAUTIONS

We are fortunate to have an outdoor, open-air rink, which allows for optimal air circulation as an added layer of safety beyond current CDC, State, Town and US Figure Skating protocols.  More detailed information can be found on the waiver found during the registration process.  Highlights of the GSC protocols are listed below (subject to change as new CDC/state/local/USFS guidelines are announced):

  • Parents are responsible for taking the temperature of their skater, as well as checking for any symptoms of Covid-19, before coming to the rink. Anyone with a fever or exhibiting COVID or flu symptoms must not come.
  • Sign-in at front entrance for contact tracing purposes.  Door signs will list mask rules and Covid precaution protocols.  Entrances and exits will be marked clearly.
  • Limit of one parent (or other adult) per skater to help and/or spectate at the rink.  Spectating will be in designated areas only and subject to reduced capacity levels.
  • Class sizes will be limited to 5 skaters per coach with approximately 25 people on the rink at one time.
  • Coaches will wear a mask at all times.  Skaters’ masks, while on the ice, will be optional.  
  • Coaches will aim to keep skaters socially distanced and will not allow close contact for an extended period of time.
  • Masks are required to be worn inside the clubhouse.  Outside, masks are optional when socially distanced by 6 feet.  Please also ensure distancing of 6 feet on benches.
  • Skaters will be asked to come to the club dressed and ready to skate.  Locker rooms will not be open for changing.  We suggest purchasing hard skate guards to minimize time on benches tying and untying skates.  
  • General Skate will be on a sign-up basis using an online reservation system.
  • Clubhouse surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day with bathroom cleaning every half-hour.     

 

3.  CLASS REGISTRATION

Before you register for classes, there are a few helpful things to remember.  

  1. Read through the class descriptions on the website to determine which class(es) is/are appropriate for your child.
  2. You can register for more than one class per day.  The classes build on each other so we encourage you to register for more than one class if you feel your child is ready for the longer instruction time.  
  3. Purchasing the additional Figure Skating Only Pre-paid Ice Time is very beneficial to all figure skaters who plan on participating in the skating competition with New Canaan Winter Club and for figure skaters practicing for the Year End Show at GSC.  Prepaid ice time is only for figure skaters who have registered for the Prepaid Ice Time.  
  4. Kris Birkeland is the head Figure Skating pro and is the best resource if you have questions regarding what level to register your skater for.
  5. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us – that’s what we are here for!

We so look forward to seeing your children back on the ice this Winter and thank you in advance for your valued cooperation with keeping our community safe! 

Ingrid and Elizabeth

Co-chairs of the Figure Skating Committee

Ingrid Hang – 

Elizabeth Hopley – 


by posted 10/26/2020
Register NOW for Travel Development League!

 

 

Open to boys and girls ages 8-14 who do not play on

another travel hockey team

 

Register now by doing the following:

1) If your child is not already a USA Hockey member for the 2020-21 season, Click here 

2) Click Here to register for TDL

Please Note: you will be asked to pay by credit card to complete your registration

 

* The Travel Development League (TDL) is back this season and all events will be held at GSC

* Practices on Saturday afternoons and inter-squad scrimmages on Sunday afternoons

* Possible games AT GSC vs other local teams, as the season progresses  

* Focus on skill development and fun competition

* Season begins in November when the GSC rink opens

* Cost is $995 + 10% excise tax for the season, payable at the time of registration


by posted 10/20/2020
Mini Mite Registration is Now open!

 

Register NOW for mini mites!

HURRY!  Space is limited!

 

In order to minimize the number of skaters on the ice at one time, we are adding a third session to mini mites for this season.  Skaters may register for 2 of the four sessions and those days will remain constant throughout the season.  Each session is limited to 30 skaters.

 

 

Mini Mite sessions for this season will be held at the following times.  Please register for 2 sessions only:

Fridays 4:00-4:45pm at Greenwich Skating Club

Fridays 4:45-5:30pm at Greenwich Skating Club

Saturdays 7:00-7:50am at Greenwich Skating Club

Sundays 7-8am at Greenwich Skating Club

 

Program cost: $550 (plus $55 state excise tax)

 

Register now by doing the following:

1) If your child is not already a USA Hockey member for the 2020-21 season, Click here 

 

2) Click here to register for the Mini Mites Program:

 

Program Description:

This program is designed for the younger skater who is relatively new to hockey or who is learning to skate and is interested in playing hockey.  It is designed to teach the fundamentals of skating and an introduction to the game. The kids will work on basic skating skills (edge work, stopping, cross-overs and backward skating) as well as introduction to the basics of hockey such as passing, shooting, and stick handling.  Full hockey pads, helmets and sticks are required.   Please contact Brent Brower at bbrower@greenwichskatingclub.org with any questions.


by posted 10/19/2020