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PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD 3%
You can also use venmo for no fee @Jeff-Sax
Payments can be mailed to the rink as well
C/o The ice box
1421 S. Walnut st
South Bend, IN 46619
IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GET ON A TEAM PLEASE EMAIL JEFF SAX SOUTHBENDHOCKEY@YAHOO.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE FREE AGENT LIST
We are still on for the captains meeting August 18th.
Fall session will start Sept 1st and I wanted to get this out now so its not a surprise at the captains meeting. Sept 1st because rink 1 is up then and when the kids come back full swing in October and with the real possibility of Notre dame still down, we need to pack in our games in sept, because when they let the kids in its probably going to a lot of 10 and 10:15pm games. Maybe some friday or saturday night games if we want to play earlier. Ironically the ice is up at notre dame, but they aren't letting anyone use it.
I heard back from our insurance agent, I asked and got about a $1000 refund for the months we were down and have final costs for what fall is going to be, which is just under $8000 for the year. USAH is about $45 a person and this avenue is a lot cheaper. Plus we would be paying through the nose for USAH refs.
I am setting it at $2375 for a 10 game session. I was going to do 12, but I just don't know if we can fit it in, if we do figure another $400. (ice + refs, split in half by team, multiply by number of games) Ice is at $340 an hour, refs are $60 per game, we include insurance and we have to pay for the security guards which unfortunately are fixed costs. I know this sucks but this will cover the insurance up front, which we have to pay regardless, and I promise it will be cheaper once we do a winter season after, where there wont be any additional insurance cost until next fall. Those teams with credits I will apply to the fall.
Again until we move to phase 5 its still 10 skaters and goalie in the locker room. The next time the governor can punt (again) is August 27, if we go there then showers open and you can bring more than 10. He usually has a press conference the wednesday before. More skaters brings the costs down but takes away ice time. You guys can roster up to 20 as long as the team fee is paid, but until we get that stage, unfortunately its 10 and a goalie each game so guys are going to have to rotate.
We are looking into a boot camp this fall, but it might run be prior, parallel or even overlap the fall session. The problem is currently we are restricted to 11 person max and we usually get more than that at any given time. Too many unknowns to figure it out right now.
If you can start gathering rosters and collecting, I setup a list HERE If you can let me or Michelle (note new email) email@example.com if you have a team and we can start building rosters. Payments can be with checks dropped at rink, via venmo, or via paypal (add 3%). If you know any free agents, please have them contact me as I will be posting their contact info on the website.
Please know that reopening our doors has some new procedures that will need to be followed. We ask for your understanding during this process, but please understand there is a zero-tolerance policy if protocol is not followed.
ANY USER WHO DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL BE BANNED FROM THE FACILITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THERE WILL BE NO WARNINGS!
USER PROCEDURE PROTOCOL
All users will be required to wear a mask while in the building. The only place a mask will not be required is on the ice or in the locker rooms
Teams will only be allowed in the building 15 minutes prior to game time. If you are concerned that 15 minutes is not enough time to get ready, please come to the rink mostly dressed
ALL users will in be required to sign a COVID risk waiver before entering the rink
No coolers, beverages or food will be permitted inside the facility. Bring your own water bottle. Vending machines will not be in use
Absolutely NO bodily discharge (i.e., spitting, snot rockets, peeing in the showers) will not be tolerated anywhere in the building
No use of showers will be permitted. (Shower water is off)
Vaping and/or use of tobacco products are strictly prohibited.
No persons under the age of 18 will be permitted on the property
No spectators will be allowed in the building
Once your game has ended, your team will have 15 minutes to vacate the building
There will be no access to the balcony, Rink 1, the dryland room and especially the ZAMBONI ROOM
All employees will wear masks around our users and in areas of the rink that users will have access to
All high touch areas will be cleaned hourly
Benches will be disinfected between games
Locker rooms will be disinfected in between uses
All used areas of the building will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the night
These procedures will go in effect on June 18, 2020 and will constantly be updated and modified as needed to stay in conjunction with the CDC guides and will continue until further notice.
TEAMS SHOULD ONLY BE 10 SKATERS AND GOALIE, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
New players must sign the two waivers below and bring them to the rink in order to participate.
Phone: 219-898-5705 cell 269-281-4200 work