Smile for the camera! Individual and Team Photos for the TRAVEL teams are set! Times have been added to your schedules or you can view the schedule here. Please remember to be on time, if not early, have your order form completed and bring your payment with you.
Reminder to attend the Arlington Hockey Club and Children's Room Skate-A-Thon on Saturday, October 4. Players should arrive between 7:00AM - 11:00AM. The top fundraising Team will win 25 tickets to the BU vs. Maine game on Friday November 21st.
The mission of the Arlington Hockey Club is not only to develop successful hockey players, but also to instill a strong sense of community with our teams by participating in events to benefit local organizations. To that end, we are delighted to partner once again with The Children’s Room, an Arlington based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe and caring environment for children and teens who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, typically a parent or sibling.
Due to the support of our players, parents, and coaches, over the past four years the Arlington Hockey Club has raised more than $37,000 to benefit The Children’s Room!
To support The Children’s Room this year, the Arlington Hockey Club is once again sponsoring a Skate-a-Thon on Saturday, October 4from 7:00AM to 11:00AM (skaters can arrive to the rink between 7:00 and 11:00), during which time they will skate 50 laps around the rink to help raise funds for The Children’s Room. This will be a fun event and a great kick-off to the hockey season.
Your skater can help support The Children’s Room by asking for a straight dollar amount donation from neighbors, friends, and family in support of the Skate-a-Thon. Donations can be made by:
Collecting cash or checks and filling out the donation form. All donations and pledge forms should be returned upon arrival to the Skate-a-Thon on Saturday, October 4t. You may also download a donation receipt.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and your time outside of the rink. A lot has been happening since the ice was removed from the Ed Burns Arena. With the recent elections, a new Arlington Hockey Club Board (AHC) was installed. I would like to personally thank Cindy Sheridan Curran (past President), Jim Carney (past Vice President), Kathy Femia (past Treasurer) Erin Pigott (past Secretary), Jeanne Kelly and Charlie Tomaszewski (past Christmas Tournament Directors) for their passionate commitment to serving Arlington's youth hockey players and families for the past seven years. Under their tireless leadership they grew the enrollment of the hockey program, increased the skill development of our player’s with the introduction of our Mite DevelopmentalProgram, In-House Program and Pro Ambition Skills, and helped teach our players the importance of giving back to the community through numerous volunteer efforts such as the Children’s Room Skate-A-Thon. The AHC Community is grateful to the countless hours they have invested in making this program stronger, more fiscally viable and for carrying on the tradition of great, competitive hockey in Arlington.
The new Board has been busily transitioning with the prior Board and attending to business so that we can begin Fall tryouts in two short months! We have re-drafted the mission statement to reflect our evolving and dynamic hockey community. We continue to emphasize the on-going development of our players and coaches and strive to offer as many opportunities for quality developmental and competitive hockey as fiscally possible. Below is the list of new Board Members and ourmission, goals and guiding principles.
The new Board consists of:
President - Gregg Malatesta
Vice President Intercity Travel Teams - Matt Mansfield
Director, In-House, Developmental and Instructional Hockey - Bill Kelly (previous Board Member)
Director, Girls Program – Robert Kelley
Treasurer - Kim Davies
Secretary - Mark Lombard
Registrar- Bruce Newell (previous Board Member)
To offer a high quality, affordable opportunity for kids to play hockey. AHC strives to provide age-appropriate and skill-appropriate player development and coaching. We strive to build solid foundational skills as part of our travel, developmental and in-house programs, which will enable us to have a strong, sustainable program year after year.
·Continuously improve player development
·Provide high quality coaching
·Increase family and community involvement
·Strengthen fund raising
AHC Guiding Principles
We look forward to a fun, action-packed hockey season as the 2014-15 enrollment numbers are very strong. If you have any questions, please contact me via phone or email. For now, pick up a glove, Frisbee or golf club and enjoy the outdoors!! See you in September!