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.