To Our CYHA Hockey Community:
We hope that everyone has remained safe and well during this unprecedented time in our lives. It was only a couple months ago that our hockey season was brought to an abrupt end. Because of that, I know we all share the same desire to return to the rink and allow our kids to get back on the ice.
We want to bring everyone up to speed on some current hockey information and answer some general questions that we are sure everyone has about the upcoming season. Please understand that our primary focus for this season is, as always, to ensure the health and well-being of our kids, coaches, families, and Shove Park staff. We can assure you that all the difficult decisions that we will make this year will be made, first and foremost, with the health and safety of our CYHA community in mind.
Below are some general topics that are of interest to many of our CYHA families. We will provide more information on these topics as it becomes available and address some other topics in the near future.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Town of Camillus intends on opening the rink at the end of September. More information to come on an exact date as soon as plans are finalized by the town.
Registration for the 2020-21 season will be open very soon. Please be on the lookout for more information that will be sent via email and posted on our website and social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter).
We are in the process of scheduling our ice for the upcoming season. We will continue to utilize our normal allotment of Shove Park ice, and we are prepared to rent ice at other local facilities, as needed.
We plan on having the same age divisions as usual (Tykes, Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams, Midgets). This season will undoubtedly bring about some challenges, especially with the younger skaters, but we will do our best to maintain our existing division structure.
We plan on having Travel Team tryouts at a future date. Currently, USA Hockey and the NY State Amateur Hockey Association have not given permission for organizations to hold any form of tryouts. They will notify us when tryouts may be scheduled and held, and we will plan accordingly.
We will soon begin actively working with the Town of Camillus with guidance from the Onondaga County Health Department to develop a comprehensive plan of policies & procedures that will need to be followed before, during and after hockey activities at Shove Park. We will also be required to comply with any guidelines that may be issued by USA Hockey and the NY State Amateur Hockey Association. All resulting protocols that we adopt from the groups above will be strictly enforced by CYHA. We will release more information on this topic as it becomes available.
We will do our best to navigate our way through the current challenges that COVID-19 presents to our organization as well as the ones that we will undoubtedly face throughout the season. We promise to do everything we can to provide a hockey experience for our kids that we can all be proud of while continuing to follow all the steps necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy.
As always, please feel free to reach out to any CYHA Board Member at any time with questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. We are all here to help in any way possible.
CYHA Board of Directors