Hello hockey parents!


It's hard to believe that summer has come and is almost gone, and school is right around the corner. With the start of the school year comes Ponoka's annual Mass Registration night, which is being held Wednesday, Aug 30 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Kinsman Rec Centre.


Your Rec Hockey board is excited for another great season of hockey, and hope to see all the familiar faces come back, as well as some brand new ones! Attached to this email, you'll find a link to our website where you will find our registration form that you can fill in ahead of time to bring to the Registration event. www.ponokarechockey.ca.


Similar to last year, there is an additional step to registration, brought to us by FunTeam Alberta, our parent organization. The link to FunTeam Alberta can also be found on our website. If you have already had player(s) playing in Rec Hockey, then you will already have an account created, and can skip ahead to page 3 of the guide. If you don't know or have forgotten your password, there is a helpful link on the website to reset it. 


A couple of notes for the FunTeam registration process:

1 - When renewing the membership for your player or yourself, don't worry about the $10 fee that is mentioned. This is already covered in your Rec Hockey registration fee

2 - You will also be prompted to choose 'apparel'...please do NOT select anything here

3 - When registering for the activity, the 'Group' is Ponoka Hockey, the 'Activity' is 2017-18 Hockey, and 'Registration Type' is Participant for the players (choose Volunteer for the parents that wish to volunteer with the Association). 

4 - PLEASE NOTE that this registration is mandatory as it acts as our insurance. As such, your player will not be allowed on the ice until it is complete.

5 - If you have any questions about the process, feel free to send me an email and I'll do my best to help you along.


As with last year, given the resources that we have available to us in terms of ice times for practices and games we have a registration deadline of October 31. We also decided to limit our team sizes to no more than 20 players per team last year. The Board has implemented these policies in order to make more efficient use our ice times and provide an environment for more effective coaching during practices. Thank you for noting this! We are continuing to work with the town of Ponoka and the other Ice User groups to finalize our allotted ice times and the practice schedule ice times will be available shortly. If everything falls into place our 1st age groups will start the week of October 3rd and the season will end March 3rd.


We hope to see you at the rink this year!


Ponoka Recreation Hockey Association Board Members


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