The Greater Kingston Girls Hockey association would like to invite all of its members to join us for our AGM on Wednesday May the 26th 2021 at 7pm.
For the second straight year the meeting will be held virtually. In order to help us facilitate this, we are asking our membership to forward any questions you may have for the AGM to us as soon as possible. That way we can formulate answers, as best we can, to your questions, as many members may have the same questions, comments, thoughts and suggestions. Please submit these by the 19th of May.
Questions should be sent to email@example.com
Our current executive will report on the highlights of this season, along with allowing membership to vote in members of the executive.
This year the following executive positions are up for election:
If you are interested in serving on the GKGHA board or wish to nominate someone please forward your/their name along with the position(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closer to the time, an additional email will be sent which will include instructions on how to join the meeting, along with any other volunteer board positions that may be vacant.
We look forward to seeing you all there
WE ARE BACK!!!
Starting Friday, February 12th there will be Greater Kingston Girls Hockey players on the ice again and we couldn’t be more excited!
As you know on Wednesday, Feb. 10th KFL&A and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health moved out of the Stay At Home order into the Green category. This level allows residents within those health units to start practicing and playing modified games again. However families who live in areas still under a Stay at Home order are not able to rejoin their team until the order is lifted for their region. It is anticipated that the order will be lifted Feb. 16th. We are in continual communication with the Health Unit and if there are any changes or any leeway we will let you know right away.
So while we won’t see you this weekend we can’t wait to see you when the Stay at Home order has been lifted.
For our families residing in the green zones we will be starting practices only this weekend. Schedules have been posted but we ask for your patience as we may have to adjust things as we and the City get up and running. We ask that you keep checking for emails and the website for the latest information.
A couple of new things to note as we head back onto the ice….
In order to create as much ice time as possible the City of Kingston will be going to a 10 minute to enter and 10 minute to exit policy. This means that if you have a practice at 3 pm you will be allowed into the facility at 2:50 pm and have 10 minutes to get onto the ice. It also means that the players and parents have to quickly get out of the facility at the end of the ice time. Please prepare your player for this and ask them to go as fast as they can. We know this may be hard but we also saw how great our families have been at adjusting to a million new rules and protocols so we know you are going to rock this!
For those teams with ice at Henderson Arena in Amherstview it will still be a 15 minute entry and exit however please note that the TEAM SCREENER MUST ENTER THE FACILITY FIRST. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. The facility strictly monitors that all COVID protocols are followed.
THEY MAY NOT EVER PRACTICE OR SKATE WITH TEAM OUTSIDE OF THEIR BUBBLE. Previously players were able to be part of a practice bubble and a game bubble however effective now the OWHA and the Province have mandated that each player may only belong to one bubble of 50.PLAYERS MAY ONLY BELONG TO ONE BUBBLE OF 50.
Also please note: Effective January 1, 2021, any violations of OWHA Covid-19 Return to Hockey requirements and protocols will result in a minimum suspension of 3 months to the individuals and/or organization responsible and a fine of $1,000 to the relevant association. Any repeat offence may result in a minimum 1 year suspension and/or expulsion for the individual and/or relevant organization from OWHA.
And it has been a long long time so here is a reminder of some of the key City of Kingston and GKGHA Covid-Protocols….
- Enter 10 minutes before ice time with mask on with hockey equipment on (except for skates/helmet and gloves).
- Players entering with parents will be able to check in with team screener and head right inside (parents will sign in for them)
- Players without parents entering will sign in at the city desk, check in with the team screener and head in.
- One parent/guardian per player is permitted inside the facility and will sign in at the city desk - No siblings are allowed.
- Change rooms are not allowed for any player or goalie.
- Masks stay on until helmets go on.
- Parents must go to the stands and respect the social distancing markers.
- Masks must be put on as soon as the player exits the ice.
- No outside food or drink is allowed inside the facility except for water bottles
Remember you must enter the doors closest to your ice pad.
MNP - South Doors
Selkirk - South Doors
CUPE - North Doors
Desjardins - North Doors
Phew that was a lot of rules…...and we appreciate that you read them all. Now you have two important things left to do.
Get those skates sharpened
Get ready to smile cuz Hockey is back.
At the best of times, volunteers are the backbone of our organization. We simply can't function without them. This year will pose more challenges and more volunteers are required to ensure the best possible experience for our girls. If you are able to help in any way, please send a message to email@example.com. We are looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:
September 25 - OWHA Mandatory Modified Playing Rules
September 2 - Return to Hockey Questions & Answers
August 19 - Return to Hockey - Stage 3 - Modified Programming
July 16 - Return to Hockey Protocols
June 10 - OWHA Return to Play Framework
June 10 - OWHA Bulletin - Return to Play
June 5 - OWHA Return to Play Update
June 4 - Hockey Canada Safety & Protocols
June 4 - Hockey Canada Statement