Hello Ice Kat Families,
We have some updates for you on the remainder of the season after the PGHA Executive Board met this afternoon to discuss options and then a meeting took place with the coaches this evening.
It has been decided that the HOUSELEAGUE / RECREATIONAL PROGRAM will be finished play as of Sunday March 7th and no further ice sessions will take place. This decision was made in light of the format of the program with no games being permitted to be played. Be be advised that refunds will be issued for the time lost in the season during the lockdown that took place earlier and the remaining Ice allocation that was to take place over the next few weeks. This will not occur until after the overall season is wrapped up, so please be patient with us.
The REP / COMPETITIVE PROGRAM will continue until the end of the season with the final date of our ice contract being March 31st. Your coaches will be sending out communication TONIGHT to each family member on their teams to get a sense of the number of families who will have their player continue to participate in the program. If you do not wish for your daughter to continue to participate, that is your choice, but refunds will not be issued for the remainder of the season in this instance. Refunds will be issued for the time missed during the lockdown for all players in this program. Again, please be patient with us for those to be issued. Also please note that the ice schedule will be amended in order to maximize the on ice sessions for the girls within their bubbles and teams with the maximum of 10 players being allowed on the ice for sessions.
All COVID protocol MUST be abided by and there will be ZERO TOLERANCE for non compliance. We will also be following the guidelines issued by the city and the public health unit around the restrictions on ice for the time that the city is in the RED ZONE according to participation in activities. Please see the former post about these guidelines on our facebook page and website.
We want to THANK everyone for all of your support, contributions and understanding as we have all worked to create a program for the players that keeps their safety as a top priority and also allows for them to thrive on the ice, doing what they love to do most. We look forward to a strong finish over the next few weeks with the remaining time on the ice.
On behalf of the PGHA Board