WHIP Hockey - 4 on 4 League Update - Post COVID
For all of you who are wanting to get back to the rink, we have just received some great news. The township of Stouffville has responded to our last request for summer ice, and have granted our request for 28 hours of ice every weekend starting July 31st to Sept 5th. Due to COVID the townships are not allowed to open arenas until July 26th.
As of now, that is the current booking time. They’ve informed me that in June, pending COVID, a decision to open all rinks in town would be made and that the booking dates would likely be expanded longer into Sept.
Moving forward, we will at this time be running the following:
TRADITIONAL DIVISION on SATURDAYS from approx. 1pm until 8pm.
OPEN DIVISION on SUNDAYS from approx. 1pm until 8pm.
All games will be played at the Stouffville CLIPPER complex. To stay at the 10 game schedule it will be necessary for all teams to play on a Saturday and Sunday a few times unless as we stated, we can book ice further into September.
With the league starting so close to tryouts (i.e. thinking they will be sometime in Sept.) our league will serve as a great chance to get back on the ice in game situations and help prepare players to get ready for tryouts.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that we hear from the players and teams that have registered (aprox.40 teams) on their commitment in the next few days (contact info above in menu). So to all the people who registered a team please reach out to your parents and confirm their commitment.
Let's hope by then we will be able to have fans attend with some guidelines and play in a safe environment.
We are currently in discussions with Stouffville and Aurora townships to secure ice. They, like us are in a wait and see mode to observe how this lockdown and vaccine rollout will effect the safety of play in the coming months.
With the hunger to play, we are expecting that many leagues will fill quickly! So please register ASAP to hold a spot for your child.
To those families that chose not to receive a refund from us last season, be rest asured, your spots are secured.
Season Information (Above from menu)