Hello, dear skaters and parents!
2017-2018 skating season is almost here and it is time to check on your skates and get them sharpened or look for replacement for outgrown skates. Ice plant is fired up and rink is being built in the Civic Center!
I have some exciting news about the upcoming season and important information to share with you, so please read the entire letter (2 pages) carefully.
Our program is now part of the Amarillo Youth Hockey Association, (AHAI), a non-profit organization. This affiliation is a great opportunity for growth of our program, for fundraising and greater community exposure. I am very excited about this new development!
We will still be offering group lessons and practice ice (punch card) sessions.
We will have a web page on the AHAI website and registration will be done online through this website. Registration for the program is being set up at this time and I will communicate to you more details regarding it in the next few days.
I will remain a primary contact person for the program and I will do my best to help you with any registration issues.
There are two things that you can do starting right now, even before our registration opens.
Learn to Skate USA membership costs $16/year, comes with member benefits and personal injury insurance. You must have a current membership to register with our program. In the past, skating directors have registered all the participants and now skaters can renew/sign up for membership individually. Your Learn to Skate USA member profile stores information about skater advancement through skating skills levels.
Each ticket is $5 and the prizes are:
1st- Half side of beef and a freezer (donated by Andy’s Fence)
2nd- BBQ grill (donated by Jason Chafe State Farm)
3rd- Revolver gun (donated by S & S Firearms).
This fundraiser is a great way to off-set the cost of taking skating lessons and to teach the kids how to take responsibility for raising their own money.
We are planning to do other fundraising to support our skating program. We will be able to continue to do ushering at the Civic Center events. We are also looking at preparing a Christmas or Winter themed skating show and presenting it in the Coliseum. I was told that we will be able to charge admission to this event which will help cover ice rental costs for our program. If you have any ideas about the theme or music for the show, please feel free to share them. Your input is greatly appreciated!
We also have a surprise gift for all enrolling skaters that was provided by one of our skaters.
One last note: if you are planning to sign up for performance class this season, please contact me prior to registering!
Thank you all for your continued support! I am looking forward to seeing you on the ice again!
Amarillo Ice Skating, affiliate of AHAI