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Refunds: 2021/22 Season

RAHA families,
  It has come forward that there are some questions and concerns about refunds in light of the COVID pandemic. Hockey is a big investment and we completely understand folks hesitancy in registering if they are not sure if there will be refunds.
In anticipation of the continuance of the COVID pandemic, the Board of Directors has added refunds into the policies and procedures. In short, if VSAHA/ACCD shuts down any part of the season a prorated refund will be issued. For the full text of the policy please visit our main webpage at rahavt.org, hover on the Documents tab and click on Organization Documents. Click on the Policies and Procedures file and scroll down to the section on RAHA Program Fees.
I hope this has helped clarify any questions and concerns folks may have.
Thank you.
Brian Olsen, President
Rutland Amateur Hockey Association

Upcoming Board of Directors Meetings

The Board of Directors will be holding monthly meetings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM (unless otherwise indicated) on the second Thursday of each month.  Meetings are open for any Association Member wishing to attend. Below are the upcoming meetings through June 2022:

Dec. 9,  Jan. 13,  Feb. 10,  Mar. 10,  Apr. 14,  May 12,  Jun. 9

 

Updates from USA Hockey related to the  coronavirus situation can be found by clicking on the link provided.

USA Hockey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

USA Hockey Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Updates from USA Hockey related to the coronavirus situation can be found by clicking on the above link.

Castleton University Hockey Flag Wavers

RAHA has a strong tradition of supporting the Castleton University Men’s and Women’s Hockey Programs. As in years past, a RAHA player will once again have the opportunity to carry the Castleton flag as the team takes the ice. While open to all RAHA players, the 10U player and above generally have the necessary skating skills and coordination to carry the flag while skating on the ice with the players. The opportunity is limited, first come / first serve, and we ask that those signing up for this opportunity to only sign up a player for a single game to maximize the opportunity for multiple RAHA players.

Fred Bagley will be the Point of Contact at the arena on game nights. Players should have skates, a helmet, and of course don’t forget to wear the RAHA and Castleton Green!

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Arena Protocols 2021/22 Season: rev. Jan 14, 2022

Spartan Arena:

 As of 1/14/22, CU is not allowing spectators. Two coaches, two for the penalty box, two for scorer's booth (timeclock and scoresheet) and 1 videographer are allowed in the arena to fulfill these needed roles. We used a Facebook Live to stream games last year. Coaches for each team will be coordinating volunteer efforts to fill these slots.

  Castleton Univ. has agreed to allow 8U and 10U players to have parents in the lobby to help their child get dressed but then they have to head out once this is completed.

 Everyone in the rink, on the bench and on-ice is required to wear a mask. CU will re-evaluate this measure on 1/24 so we have two weekends where this will be in play.

Giorgetti Arena: Keeping their protocols as is for now. Spectators are allowed but everyone coming into the facility is required to wear a mask.

It is RAHA's and the Arenas expectation that everyone entering the facility complies with the respective Arena's protocols and mask requirement which includes wearing masks correctly.  The Arenas and RAHA reserve the right to prohibit entry and/or ask spectators to leave the Arena for not following the masking policy. Policy is subject to change as deemed appropriate. 

We recognize this is a difficult situation to adjust to and we will be working closely with Castleton to get spectators back at the earliest opportunity. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

rev: 01/14/22

Need Extra $$$? Become a Referee!

Need some extra money? Become a referee! Multiple opportunities exist for adults, high school students and current RAHA players alike to referee local games. Many have used refereeing as a way to understand and develop their game through the referee viewpoint. Please check out information on the USA Hockey website or contact Bob Bruttomesso at mykidsandi@aol.com for details. 

Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey

Bruin's Learn-to-Play Flyer

Thank you to all the families and volunteers that made the 2021 Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program (Little Bruins) a success. We had 46 participants who learned the FUNdamentals of hockey!

Little Bruins 2022

RAHA is a proud host of the Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program.  The program is for FIRST time hockey players age 5 to 9 and runs for 4 consecutive Saturdays in October. Registration generally opens in early September.

Cost is approximately $180.00 and includes ALL hockey equipment for the player to keep. You may get more information at BostonBruins.com/LearnToPlay

If you are planning to participate in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program, do not register with USA Hockey, RAHA, or your local league affiliate until after you complete the Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program. Registering with USA Hockey and RAHA will disqualify you from participating in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play Hockey program.  You will get information about registering for RAHA during the program.