TMHA pre-season drills & skill sessions
Hello TMHA family,
In an effort to expand on the Hockey Development opportunities offered to our young athletes and in preparation for the upcoming hockey season, the Timmins Minor Hockey Association is pleased to announce that we will be offering Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions during the month of August. The Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions are being hosted by TMHA and will be staffed by qualified TMHA coaching staff.
Certain restrictions are being imposed by Hockey Canada, the Ontario Hockey Federation and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association due to the present COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, the Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions for the month of August are only being offered to those players that were registered/carded with TMHA during the 2019/20 hockey season (last season).
A maximum of twenty (20) skaters and two (2) goalies, in each of the following age categories, will be allowed on the ice during each Pre-Season Drills & Skills Session. Registration for the Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. The following age groups (player’s age for 2020/21 – this season) are eligible to register for the Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions:
U8/U9 (Formerly Novice)
U10 (Formerly Minor Atom)
U11 (Formerly Atom)
U12 (Formerly Minor Peewee)
U13 (Formerly Peewee)
U14 (Formerly Minor Bantam)
U15 (Formerly Bantam)
Players are guaranteed two (2) ice sessions during the weeks of August 10th and August 24th, 2020. The Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions have been scheduled from 6-7pm &/or 7-8pm at the Whitney Arena on the dates shown below:
Week of August 10th, 2020
Monday August 10th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Tuesday August 11th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Wednesday August 12th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Thursday August 13th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Week of August 24th, 2020
Monday August 24th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Tuesday August 25th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Wednesday August 26th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Thursday August 27th, 2020 (20 spots available)
Registration for the Pre-Season Drills & Skills Sessions will open at 9am on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Registrations will remain open until 5pm on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020.
Registration link can be found in the main menu above.
TMHA asks that all players/parents, that are interested in attending the Pre-Season Drills& Skills Sessions, to please register during the time period mentioned above. The fee for the Drills & Skills Sessions will be $20 per player, per session. There are 2 sessions per week totaling $40. ( $80 per player if they choose to attend all 4 sessions). The fee is payable by cash on the day of your session. Please bring the exact amount. No cheques please. Unfortunately, our online payment services is not yet ready.
Players/parents will be contacted with respect to their exact ice session times once the registration has closed and groupings have been formed.
Please be advised that at this time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many new restrictions with regards to facility use, are being imposed by the Ontario Government and the City of Timmins. Please note the following:
-players are to arrive at the arena fifteen (15) minutes before their scheduled ice time (no earlier).
-players must arrive at the arena fully dressed in their hockey gear (knee pads/socks through to shoulder pads/jersey).
-while practicing social distancing, skates/helmet/gloves can be donned at the arena.
-dressing rooms will not be open for use by anyone.
-water fountains will not be open for use by anyone.
-players must bring their own personal water bottle clearly marked with their name.
-a TMHA representative (i.e.: coaching staff or TMHA representative) will usher ‘players only’ into the rink (there will be separate entry and exit points to the arena).
-parents are ask to remain outside the rink (as much as possible).
-players are being asked to vacate the arena (using the assigned exit point) not later than twenty (20) minutes after the ice session has ended.
-other restrictions will apply while players are on the ice and will be communicated to everyone at the rink.
On behalf of the TMHA we would like to thank you in advance for taking advantage of this exciting new initiative.