The AMHA met on Thursday Feb 18 to discuss the return to play plans for the rest of the year.
Here are the details moving forward.
The AMHA board decided that the season would be extended to include March and April. The last day of programming will be Sunday May 2, 2021. The EECC had taken the ice out, and will need some time to get the ice back in. Thus, we do not have a start date, but anticipate we will be starting around March 1st, 2021.
At this time, the Southwestern Public Health Unit is in "RED" status, which allows up to 10 participants on the ice. Because some divisions have dropped in numbers, there will be changes to the team lists, and we will have them out early this week. There is some debate about what numbers are permitted on the ice in "Orange" status, and we have been reaching out to Public Health and the OMHA to get clarification.
Because of limited ice time availability, teams will get 1 ice time per week while we are in "RED" status. If we move to "Orange" and numbers on the ice can increase back to 20, teams will get 2 ice times per week. In the mean time, we have 3 extra ice times that we will float around starting with our youngest players to provide an extra ice time for some teams each week.
The cost for the rest of the year remains unchanged as AMHA is committed to keeping the costs as low as possible (U5 = $100.00, U7 - U18 = $150.00).
If you paid in December for the rest of the year, you are not required to pay anything more.
If you paid previously for the whole year, and the total was more than the actual cost, then Leon Thoonen will be reaching out to you to provide refunds for anything over the cost noted above.
If you had not paid for programming past Christmas break, you will be required to pay the above noted fee prior to your child's first ice time. Again, Leon will be in contact with you, or you may reach out to him in advance.
There will be no games permitted under "RED" status and as such, any ice times will be skill/development based. It is unknown at this time if we will be permitted to play games in "ORANGE" status.
When we get the team established early this week, the Sportsheadz app will be adjusted and all players must continue to sign in to the app, and abide by all policies previously outlined.
If your plans have changed after seeing the above information, please connect with Leon Thoonen at [email protected]
. It is essential that AMHA has up to date numbers in order to make teams.
Again, thank you all for being patient and flexible. Should you have any questions, please reach out.