January 11, 2021
We are sure many of you are aware, but please be advised that the mandatory restrictions given in December by the province remain in place until at least January 21,
The only change is that Alberta schools will resume in-person classes on Jan. 11 for all ages.
Not much has changed since our November 26 update that was sent to each parent.
We are ready at a moment’s notice to start up - practices for sure.
We know that Hockey Alberta has been in talks regularly with the Govt and trying their best to get steps towards normalcy.
However, it will be the Govt who decides how we will go back and what we will be allowed to do.
The leagues will control league play - the AA, AAA and Elite leagues have all been in contact, changing schedules as things develop.
The All Peace League is waiting until they hear for sure they can have a schedule.
All of the re-doing of schedules that the leagues have gone through has been exhausting for them.
General feeling is that travel will be a huge obstacle that the Govt may not be willing to ok.
We have secured ice until the end of April for sure and possible to mid-May at some.
From November 26
We remain status quo until the next announcement.
As per AHS effective November 24, our shut down has been extended “for at least the next three weeks". As we are provided with news, we will update our membership by Facebook, Twitter, Website and Emails.
GPMHA realizes that hockey can be a financial strain on our families’ budgets.
For all players, we are tracking our costs very carefully and will make sure that any excess registration not used during the time periods we have been shut down due to government regulated closures this season are accounted for.
For the Development, PCFAC and GPAC teams, the extra registration fee charged of $ 150.00 per player will also be similarly accounted for.
Once we have completed the season and have accounted for all the missed scheduled events for our membership minus any admin and non-refundable expenses, GPMHA will provide a refund to each member based on their registration costs.
This does not include team fees that are paid by members to their teams. This is a separate item that will also have to be looked at and made right as well.
We are exploring all of our options in extending our season past our normal end time.
Our raffle will be continuing as normal. The office is open regular hours and has a mail slot in the door. The arena is open regular hours as well.
For those inquiring about refunds due to COVID-19 shut downs, this will not be done until the season has been concluded.