Hi Everyone -
As I mentioned in my last weekly note, SnoKing has asked all the youth hockey teams to help contribute to the Raise the Rink campaign, which will help fund the construction of a new rink out in Preston. The new facility will have two full size rinks. They've asked the team managers to help spread the information and to encourage folks to consider this effort as part of their charitable giving for 2020. There is no requirement or obligation to contribute. Rather, they've asked it to be seen as an opportunity to build something that we all care about - youth hockey in the Seattle area.
As a personal aside - I grew up in Pittsburgh in the 70's and 80's and remember the time before the Penguins drafted Lemieux. Rinks we few and far between, and ice time was hard to come by. Maybe there were a half-dozen in the greater Pittsburgh area then. Once Mario arrived, the Penguins' success followed, and regional hockey really took off. Nowadays, there are rinks all over the place, and youth hockey is a huge thing - which is wonderful. Where Pittsburgh youth hockey was in the 80's reminds me a lot of where Seattle is right now. Once the NHL arrives here, the sport should really get a boost. Having more facilities available to support youth hockey will be key to allowing that growth to happen.
So, I'm not going to tell anyone what to do. On behalf of SnoKing, I'd only ask that people look over the material and consider it. My family will do the same.
Some things to know:
That's all for now. Expect a couple more emails from me as we move through February, just to remind folks. If you have any questions, you can reach out to me, although I may also direct you to one of the campaign coordinators.
Thanks for reading this far, and thanks in advance for considering contributing to this effort. See you at the rink!
To register with USA Hockey to go to www.usahockey.com and register as a volunteer. There is no fee to register and registration is valid for one year.
To have a background check completed, go to www.pnaha.com and provide your personal information necessary to complete the background check.
Complete the SafeSport course at www.usahockey.com/safesporttraining.
Adding A Guardian to Your Player's Account
The Sports Engine App is based on players, not parents, so if any parent is not listed as a guardian, he/she won’t be able to see the team calendar or any other information. In order to view our team information and receive the emails from the team, you will need to use the same email that you used for SnoKing registration to log in, and then you can add additional email addresses where you want to receive reminders, updates, etc.
Here are the steps how you can add a guardian on Sports Engine from your mobile device:
Too many notifications? Change your notification settings.
Push notifications alert you of upcoming games, events, and team news on your phone through the SportsEngine Mobile App. You can toggle notifications on or off for each team and each type of notification.
You will continue to receive notifications related to the toggles left on (blue) and stop receiving notifications related to the toggles turned off (gray).
Registration for the 2020/2021 hockey season at Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association for players participating in the 8U through 18U age groups is underway and we want to thank those that have already registered. We wanted to remind everyone that registration opened to Non-Sno-King members on August 1st and that registration will close at the end of the day on August 15th.
Please register as soon as possible as it is a big help in our planning for the upcoming season to have players registered. Some of the age groups have seen great interest and will soon be within striking distance of reaching their maximums before a waiting list is started. To register you will need to have a SportsEngine account and have registered with USA Hockey for the 2020/2021.
If you wish to try out for one of the Select teams applicable to your age group (10U A, 12U A3, 14U A3, or 18U A1) there is a place for you to register for those tryouts as part of the regular registration process. You have to register to tryout to be eligible to participate in the tryout process.
To be placed on a roster for a Sno-King team, you will need to register to become a member at Sno-King.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Birnbrich at Andrew.Birnbrich@snokinghockey.com.
The Sno-King Staff