Jersey Return

Jerseys

Due to the abrupt end of last season, players were not able to return their jerseys.  Please bring your jersey to the first practice so we can collect and re-assign.

Heading to the Arena?

Heading to the Arena? Here’s what you need to know…

Procedures for attending ice times:  Each day your player has ice time you are required to do a screen test within one hour of ice time for any symptoms.  The questionnaire will be available on the home screen of our website and we ask that you refer to it BEFORE coming to the arena.

Upon entering the arena:

When you arrive at the arena you will wait outside until the door is opened – please do not be at the arena more than 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled ice time.

All player(s) and parents/guardians will need to sign the contact tracing sheet – providing name(s), contact number and verify that you completed the health questionnaire and passed it.  If you have not completed the questionnaire you will be asked to complete a paper one.

If a family is not staying with their child please assign an off-ice person as an emergency contact.

Playing during the Pandemic

The Gananoque Girls Hockey Association has been working closely with the Town of Gananoque and the OWHA to ensure a safe return to hockey.  Our ability to have any form of hockey this season has, and will continue to be, strictly influenced and governed by the latest restrictions and guidelines set in place by the following:

  • Ontario Government Emergency Order
  • Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit
  • Hockey Canada
  • Ontario Women’s Hockey Association
  • Town of Gananoque

The GGHA reserves the right to change the structure of game play at any point as COVID-19 develops over the winter months.

Facility Participant/User Protocols:

  • Covid-19 Screening is to take place prior to entering the facility.
  • Any player who becomes ill or exhibits possible COVID-19 symptoms during the activity, must notify the instructor/coach and exit the facility.
  • All persons entering the facility must wear a face covering
  • Persons engaged in physical sport may remove their face covering prior to stepping on the ice and must put their face covering back on after exiting the ice.
  • Physical distancing of 2m/6ft must be maintained at all times.  **Failure to adhere to physical distancing measures will result in immediate removal from the facility.
  • All minors must have a parent/guardian available at all times.
  • All participants must arrive fully dressed in their gear, with the exception of skates, gloves and helmet.
  • Users that need help tying skates etc. will have a designated area that will be sanctioned off.
  • No full-size hockey bags permitted within the facility (except for goalies).
  • Hockey gloves must be worn at all times when on the ice.
  • Water bottles must have participants name on it.
  • Users are not to share water bottles.
  • Spitting will not be tolerated during ice rentals.
  • Users will be eligible to use the change rooms for 15 minutes prior to ice rental and will be allotted 15 minutes after rental to change and leave the facility.
  • Showers are not available to users.

We will be sending this information out again prior to the first ice time.

  • Groups will be formed taking into consideration age, skill level based on coach ratings and recommendations as well as registration numbers.
  • Currently we are restricted to a maximum of 22 participants on the ice (this includes players and coaches).
  • Each player may have one parent/guardian in attendance.
  • On-ice activities will include conditioning, skills development and some controlled scrimmaging.  Physical distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • No player/coach movement can occur between groups. For example, on-ice volunteers can only volunteer with one team, no player affiliation.

Play Structure

  • Our first scheduled ice times will not start until Oct. 1st
  • There will be a minimum of 2 weeks of practice
  • Sometime after the middle of October GKGHA will begin to schedule exhibition game play
  • All games will be 4v4 with one referee
  • Each team will be part of a cohort of maximum 50 ppl (probably 3 teams total) which you will be playing for the duration of the season unless we are successful in reaching the next stage of play
  • Due to the limited number of ppl permitted on each ice surface (varies from arena to arena) players may be required to sit out of 1-2 games over the duration of the season.  This will depend on the # of registrations per team, arena requirements, etc.

Midget Team(s)

  • There will be 2 midget teams this year
  • Midget coaches and executive will draft the 2 teams using past player knowledge due to the limited amount of ice the Royals have and COVID restrictions preventing tryouts/evaluation play.
team pic

2020/21 Registration News

Registration/Waivers
New this year is a mandatory OWHA registration in addition to your GGHA registration. The new OWHA system allows for players and parents to digitally sign (instead of printing and signing) the fair play pledge and Rowan’s Law acknowledgement form.
If you have already registered using a paper form an email has been sent to you requesting that all waivers be signed. Please click on the link in the email, digitally sign forms (players must sign regardless of age) and submit. If you have not received an email requesting signatures please let Karen Davis know ASAP and she will resend.
If you have not registered with a paper form yet, please use the following instructions.
“Create a New Account” icon – at the following link.
1. Create an Account and register your daughter(s) who will be playing with the GGHA in 2020-2021.
2. Register the player as a Participant. IMPORTANT: Players need to sign electronically regardless of age when prompted.
3. You will receive a confirmation email from OWHA once completed.
Payment
The full registration fee ($550 – atom to bantam, $650 – midget) is due by Sept. 20, 2020. No late registrations will be accepted past this date!
Payment can be made by one of the following ways:
1. Cash – please contact Troy Donovan (donovansx4@gmail.com) or Karen Davis (bkdavis@1000island.net) to make delivery arrangements
2. Cheque – made payable to GGHA and delivered to Troy Donovan or Karen Davis. Or mailed to Karen Davis, 1104 Kidd Rd. N. Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0
3. E-transfer to gangirlshockey2020@gmail.com. No password required. Please put your daughter’s name and division in the comment line.
Refund Policy:
With the uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GGHA is implementing the following refund policy for the 2020-2021 season:
• Withdrawals prior to September 20th will receive a full refund.
• Withdrawals prior to October 31st will receive a 25% refund.
• No refunds will be provided after November 1.
• If a team is temporarily shut down for public health reasons (for example, if there is a positive case reported on a team), we are still obligated to fulfill our contractual obligations, and cannot guarantee a refund.
• If sessions are cancelled because of provincial order or by the Town of Gananoque, a refund of the original registration fee less unused ice to date would apply.
• There will be no refunds issued for missed ice times due to illness, injury, or leave for personal reasons.
If you have already paid your registration fee and do not wish to have your daughter participate in hockey like activities this year please contact Karen Davis, bkdavis@1000island.net or 613-659-3347, BEFORE Sept. 20 for a full refund, otherwise you will fall under the above Refund Policy.