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Sno-King COVID update & Virtual call follow-up

By Sno-King Staff, 12/08/20, 1:15PM PST

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Sno-King Families,

As you might already be aware, this morning the Governor announced an extension of the current COVID-19 restrictions for the state through January 4, 2021. This means that our Sno-King Ice Arenas will continue to remain closed until we can reopen safely and responsibly. We are sadly disappointed we won’t be able to provide our community with the joys of hockey and figure skating throughout this holiday season but are hopeful for what 2021 has to offer. Last week when we met virtually with over 300 of our hockey families it was evident that we have a strong community that cares about our future and our mission. Thank you for giving us your time and attention as we continue to navigate these tough times together and share difficult updates on the impact that COVID has had on our non-profit. Below is a summary of the virtual calls we hosted last week including several follow-up resources on how to Stay Connected, Stay Active and keep Sno-King Strong.
 

Recap of Sno-King Community calls:

  • -For those who missed the virtual call or would like to view the presentation we have posted it HERE 
  • -There is a video message from our Executive Director Clayton Rodgers HERE which explains the Sno-King update delivered on the calls.
  • -We received many questions on topics such as extending the season, how much money we need to raise, petitioning to re-open safely, use of Sno-King parking lots for team practices and fundraising. We will continue to work to answer these as best we can in the coming weeks.
  • -Our Sno-King Staff and Board of Directors continues to take important steps to minimize costs until we can reopen safely and responsibly as well as evaluate options to preserve our future.

 

Stay Connected:

We plan to continue to provide ongoing email updates plus schedule additional Sno-King virtual calls in the coming weeks to keep families up to date. Another helpful way to stay connected with us is to follow us on social media. We have been very active to share ongoing information through these other channels and would like to invite you to follow us either on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SnoKingHockey or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/snokinghockey 


Stay Active: Our Hockey Director, Doug Kirton has compiled several resources for both coaches and players to stay active. We are seeing lots of creative team engagement ideas to continue skills momentum and learning. A special thanks to our volunteer Coaches and Managers for helping to keep our community strong. Here are the resources we shared on last week’s calls:

  • IRG has recently launched Teambuilr which is a software program to share fitness training sessions and track workouts by age group. Login details have been sent to all coaches and manages and are included below. If you have any questions please contact your coach or our IRG contact Robert.kearney@irgpt.com. **Note there is no cost to use for Teambuildr. 
  • USA hockey dryland Dryland Training (usahockey.com) https://www.usahockey.com/dryland
  • Rollerblading, outdoor shooting stations, small group team dryland sessions and hiking are also great ways to stay active and work on skills 

IRG Teambuildr Login instructions:

  1. Go to https://app.teambuildr.com/dashboard
  2. Click on "Have an Easy Join Code. Click Here" under the Sign In buttons
  3. Select "I am an Athlete" then enter the EZ Join Code and Password then Click "Submit" 

EZ Codes and Passwords:18u's - Code: KSZS-ZLP3 Password: IQPOZTTM16u's - Code: CB6E-UR6L Password: PZ2YCYUB14u's - Code: MTQM-IC02 Password: MJTLS96T12u's - Code: C4G6-75MT Password: QGOJXFBA*note: 8U & 10U content is in progress. Stay tuned 


Sno-King STRONG:

Ways you can helpWe also shared details on how you can help. We recognize not everyone has capacity to give donations but there are many other ways you can help support our community. 

  • -Help to donate if you have capacity to give: www.snokinghockey.com/donate. Any size donation is extremely helpful and meaningful. Thank you to everyone who has generously contributed!
  • -Use AmazonSmile if shopping online for holidays and chose Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association as your charity for donations
  • -Double the impact by submitting your volunteer hours and/or donations for matches by your employer
  • -Spread the word – ie. share social posts (Follow us on Facebook & Instagram)
  • -Get creative with Team fundraising ideas
  • -Volunteer your time with Sno-King efforts to build community support: ideas include online auction, virtual 5K, golf tournament, pay it forward, alumni connection, adult league. (email snokingstrong@snokinghockey.com with your interest and time)

 

Thank you again for your ongoing support and we hope you stay safe and healthy. 

Clayton Rodgers, Executive Director