Rink Update 9/23/14

Well as I mentioned yesterday, depending on the answers we got back today there may be a change in schedule.  Fortunately, we got the answer we were looking for, unfortunately it also comes with a slight delay and a change to the schedule.  The surface manufacturer is supplying a new top layer coating to smooth out the roughness and make it much more durable.  Long term, this is a great scenario for CHILL and CRPA.  Immediately it means we have to wait for that product to arrive and be applied and set up.  THEREFORE, the tentative schedule I sent yesterday is obsolete.  

 

With that being said, I have received a very welcoming invitation for CHILL members to utilize the HOT WHEELS rink to work on skating & stick handling during their non-operating hours and reduce admission during regular hours to work on skating.  Hot Wheels is located at 228 Farm Ridge Dr NE, Woodstock, GA 30188.  Just off HWY 92 & HWY 5 intersection.

Please, I encourage all players playing this fall to take advantage of this skating opportunity.  They have been gracious in offering their help, let's show them some support as well.

Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm Any CHILL player that wants to skate will receive $2 admission by mentioning CHILL at the window.

Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm  Its $1 night at HOT WHEELS, so get your skate on.

Fridays 6:00-11:00pm Any CHILL player that wants to skate will receive $3 admission by mentioning CHILL at the window.

 

Here is CHILL's planned schedule:

Thursday 9/25/14  5:00pm-6:00pm  ALL NEW PLAYERS Age 4-10 

Thursday 9/25/14  6:00pm-7:00pm  Metro U8 & U10 Teams

Thursday 9/25/14  7:00pm-8:00pm  ALL NEW PLAYERS Age 11-17

Thursday 9/25/14  8:00pm-9:30pm  Metro U12 & U14 Teams 

Please wear full equipment to this session as CHILL has reserved the rink for hockey usage.  If you need to borrow equipment, please email me ASAP.

 

Monday 9/29/14 5:30-6:30 Newly assigned AHL players (TBA)

Monday 9/29/14 6:30-7:30 Newly assigned IHL players (TBA)

Monday 9/29/14 7:30-9:00 Newly assigned ECHL players (TBA)

Please wear full equipment to this session as CHILL has reserved the rink for hockey usage.  If you need to borrow equipment, please email me ASAP.

 

Thursday 10/2/14  5:00pm-6:00pm  Assigned AHL players (TBA)

Thursday 10/2/14  6:00pm-7:00pm  Metro U8 & U10 Teams

Thursday 10/2/14  7:00pm-8:00pm  Assigned IHL players(TBA)

Thursday 10/2/14  8:00pm-9:30pm  Metro U12 & U14 Teams 

Please wear full equipment to this session as CHILL has reserved the rink for hockey usage.  If you need to borrow equipment, please email me ASAP.

 

We should be on our rink after that!!!!  Plan for practices at CHILL on Saturday 10/4/14 (schedule to be released later)

 

With this change in plans, a change in schedule and other new information, we are going to reduce the season from 8 games to 6 and reduce the pricing for the season from $169 to $129 and volunteers from $109 to $89.

Rink Update 9/22/14

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Hello Hockey Enthusiast!!

     I had a meeting with CRPA and the contractors today to discuss the rink's availability and starting our season.  Good News, we're REALLY close!!  If anyone has ever built a house, today was sort of a "punch list" discussion.  There are a few things that need to be done and we should be able to start our season.  I am hoping those items will be completed before the week's end, but I can not put out an official schedule of practices until the CRPA gives us the official "ok" to use it.  With that being said and IF all things go according to plan, here is a "tenative schedule" for the remainder of the week.

 

Wednesday 9/24/14  6:00pm-7:00pm  Returning AHL players (all players that previously played in the AHL last season)

Wednesday 9/24/14  7:00pm-8:30pm  Returning IHL players (all players that previously played in the IHL last season)

 

Thursday 9/25/14  6:00pm-7:00pm  ALL NEW PLAYERS Age 4-11 

Thursday 9/25/14  7:00pm-8:00pm  ALL NEW PLAYERS Age 11-17

Thursday 9/25/14  8:00pm-9:30pm  Returning ECHL players(all players that previously played in the ECHL last season)

 

Friday 9/26/14 6:00pm - 7:30pm Assigned Fall 2014 IHL Players (TBA)

 

 

Saturday 9/27/14  8:30am-10:00am Assigned Fall 2014 IHL Players (TBA)

Saturday 9/27/14  10:00am-11:30am Assigned Fall 2014 ECHL Players (TBA)

Saturday 9/27/14  11:30am-1:00pm Assigned Fall 2014 AHL Players (TBA)

 

Thank you for everyone's patience.  Obviously based on what I am told in the next couple days, this schedule may change and I certainly appreciate everyone's flexibility as we are taking these delays in stride and making the best of what we will have.  Please be sure that you have your AAU number updated and registration complete before coming out to the rink.  If you need to borrow equipment, please arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to your scheduled practice time slot.  This will be a little hectic and each piece of equipment will need to be signed out and accounted for.  

CHILL Jerseys for Sale

I have had multiple people over the seasons ask about a higher quality jersey that kids will want to wear to school, to practices, to Gladiator games, etc. Well, I've tried a few options and have finally come up with a jersey company that can provide us a quality sublimated jersey at a reasonable cost. If you would be interested in purchasing one of these jerseys, please email me at LEAGUE@CHILLHOCKEY.ORG. The cost including your players name and number on the back will be approximately $75.  These need to be ordered by Wednesday September 10, 2014.

CHILL Rink Update 9/7/14

RINK UPDATE- Ok, I know there are many people that are wondering and speculating about the rink, CHILL fall season and when there will be hockey again in Woodstock......so, here goes the best rink update I can give at this time.....After a long, exhausting wait, we are getting closer to being able to start our fall season. Albeit is not the perfect scenario we'd all hoped it would be for this fall. There have been several complications that have left some of the renovations incomplete at this time.  With that being said, arrangements are being made to facilitate a fall season with the remainder of the renovations coming as quickly they can be completed.

1. WE WILL HAVE A FALL SEASON!  There will be a VERY short evaluation session for all new players.  There will be an evaluation for those players that would like the opportunity to move up from their previous division.  Teams will be selected and practices/games will begin.  Currently we are hopeful that the rink will be available sometime between Sept 13- Sept 21.  I anticipate we will begin evaluating players on September 22nd!  If all goes as anticipated, we will begin our games on Oct. 4th.  

2. The provider of the new boards left us hanging for at least the 3rd time, delaying delivery and installations.  So a decision was made to reinstall the old boards temporarily so that CHILL can begin a fall season.  At whatever point an agreement is reached to have the new boards delivered, CHILL will break to have the old boards removed and new ones installed.  This process should not take very long as most of the "hard" work was already done once.

3. The resurfacing that we thought was going to be done, turned out to be spot patches and repainting the surface.  More work needs to be done to improve the playing surface, however, the correct products were not properly applied in the first place and the company that did the repainting is returning to fix the problems and provide a satisfactory and safe solution so that we can begin playing.

4. Lastly, I have managed a deal with a longtime good friend that owns the Labeda Wheel company in California.  As a previous store owner and Labeda dealer, he is willing to sell me products at dealer pricing that will be passed along to anyone that wants new wheels for the new surface.  Cost for an 8 pack of wheels will be between $25-45 depending on sizes and quality.  Please email me if you are interested in a new set of wheels and what size wheels you need.

A fun day for cub scout pack 2010 at CHILL!

The cubscout pack 2010 opened their 2014-2015 meeting at CHILL. After awards, announcements and information, the boys participated in earning their hockey loop at the CHILL rink. Coaches Matt, Phil, Jeff, and Peter gave history on hockey, the rules of the game, went over equipment needed to play, demonstrated skills like passing & shooting then had all the scouts divide up and play a short scrimmage. It was a lot of fun and we thank Pack 2010 for participating. Special thanks to Adam, Jeff & Drew who also came out to help represent CHILL and work with the scouts.
Thank you to Meredith Loudermilk Mitchell for helping to set this up!