Hello GAHA Families -
I hope this message finds your family well and that you have all enjoyed your summer. Now it' time to start playing some hockey!
It was our hope as an organization that we would be able to start the 2019-20 season on Tuesday 9/3. However, unfortunately, we will not be able to meet that expectation.
Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the refrigeration system at the rink needed repairs that were not detected by the 3rd party firm the city contracts with during the year end shut down process. When they returned to do the pre-start up inspection, it was discovered that an electrical motor needed repairs that were not identified back in April. Firland Management and the City have been working together over the last few days to get this resolved as quickly as possible, so that the process of laying the ice can begin hopefully by this weekend.
Firland has advised us that they believe the ice will be ready for our season to officially start on Saturday 9/7. That being said, the September schedule has been posted for your review. Please be advised that this could change - we hope that it doesn't but want you to be aware of the possibility. In the event that it does, another email will be sent out immediately to let all of GAHA know what the changes are.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with this. All parties involved are deeply committed to getting this resolved as quickly as possible. Please stay positive as we believe this is a tiny bump in the road in what can and will be a terrific season for our players, families and organization.
Any questions or concerns regarding this can be directed to Mike Reich (email@example.com) or Justin Rosenbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the attached schedule should be sent to your team manager and or coach.
If your child is not registered yet, there is still time to do so for the upcoming season. Go to the registration tab on our website (www.bataviaramparts.com) and follow the directions there to complete this process.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the rink soon!!