INFORMATION AND FAQ ABOUT THE
WE DO NOT PLAY GAMES - THIS IS ONLY A CLINIC
IT AN ISTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR NEW OR
INEXPERIENCED HOCKEY PLAYERS
The clinic is ten to fifteen (10 to 15) sessions long,
beginning in November and ending April. Ice time may begin as early as 5:00 AM. It is approximately three, one hour, Sunday sessions each month. The schedule is dependent upon inclement weather, weeks in that month, and Sunday or school holidays.
If individual tutoring is required we don’t have the staff to do it. Children skate in groups according to their skating ability. You can miss a session and continue where you left off. However, when you return the skater must keep up with the other skaters in that session. Young Children, 5 year olds and under, may not weigh enough to stand up, be distracted easily, or just inattentive due to immaturity. We will inform you if there is a problem. If a parent feels that a child under 5 years old can keep up at a level of the other clinic skaters, we will evaluate that child. If our administrator or on ice instructors feel the skater can’t keep up, the child must leave the ice and may not return for the remainder of the clinic season.
INFORMATION WE FEEL YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF
Ice Skating and Ice Hockey are considered a dangerous sport by some. All skaters are going to fall. In the case of new skaters, this is constantly. You should be aware of this fact and you dress your child with good protective equipment. In our FAQ letter we indicated mandatory equipment. The equipment indicated in our FAQ letter is the minimum amount of equipment necessary for a new skater. Boys should wear a cup. As a skater skills and ability increases, additional equipment will be recommended. If and when a skater progresses to the stick level, they will be required to wear additional safety equipment.
Be aware that the SIIHA has been around since 1976 and is experienced in what and what not to do on the ice. Here are some of the rules.
1. Parents are just spectators and chauffeurs, they are not instructors or part of our staff, and therefore, their expertise is not solicited nor desired.
2. Come at least 15 minutes before you are scheduled to go on the ice to dress and register (sign in) for that session.
3. Skaters must wear their protective equipment.
4. We are not members of USA Hockey. We are an independent organization and not governed by their rules or requirements.
5. Insurance. Skaters do not receive primary medical insurance from us. We only provide limited secondary medical insurance as a supplement to your own Medical Insurance. Remember if the child does not sign in prior to the ices session or fails to wear their required SIIHA clinic jersey while on the ice they forfeit their proof for insurance coverage. As far as Liability insurance you skate at your own risk. Do not put your child in jeopardy if you don’t understand our limited coverage then don’t allow your child to participate in our program.