Annual Hockey School

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Stan Mikita Hockey School For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

Established by Stan Mikita - NHL Hockey Hall of Fame Member

During the week of hockey school, AHIHA will provide bus transportation daily to transport the hockey players and their families, to and from the ice arena from the host hotel and back. AHIHA also provides three evening meals during the week and a buffet breakfast every morning. There is a Closing Reception following the Awards Ceremony on the last day (Saturday) of the hockey school. Estimated hotel room cost: $109 per night (plus taxes).

Hockey School Participants are responsible for travel and accommodations, meals (that are not provided by AHIHA) and transportation other than the bus.

Although no fees are assessed for hockey players to participate in our summer hockey school, we do ask that each family sell a minimum of four raffle tickets in support of our program. Please watch your mail for these tickets.

AHIHA HOCKEY SCHOOL QUALIFICATIONS FOR PLAYERS:
  1. Male or female hockey players with a 40db or greater hearing loss.
  2. First time hockey school attendees are required to provide a current audiogram showing their Pure Tone Average (PTA) in support of their hearing loss.
  3. First time hockey school attendees must be youth/beginner through college level athletes.
  4. Must be a current member of USA Hockey.
  5. Must be currently participating in an organized hockey program.
  6. Players under the age of 21 must be accompanied to the hockey school by a parent. In the event a parent cannot be present, additional documentation will be required before a player is approved to participate in the hockey school.
  7. Returning Players - must be in good standing with AHIHA to attend the hockey school.

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Below is a brief summary of the daily schedule during the week of the hockey school. (This schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Saturday, August 1, 2020
New Parents Meeting (4:00pm - 5:00pm - Hotel)
General Meeting and Dinner (6:30pm - Ice Rink)

Sunday, August 2
On-Ice Practice (12:10pm to 4:45pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Team Meetings (5:00pm - Ice Rink)
Picnic (5:30pm-8:00 - Ice Rink)

Monday, August 3
On-Ice Practice (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Hockey games (5:00pm to 9:15pm - Ice Rink)

Tuesday, August 4
On-Ice Practice (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Family Fun Skate, and Pizza Party (4:00pm to 5:00pm - Ice Rink)
Hockey Games (5:00pm to 9:15pm - Ice Rink)

Wednesday, August 5
On-Ice practice (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Picture Day (starting at 9:00am - Ice Rink)
Clean Locker Rooms, Laundry Day (1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Banquet and Raffle Drawing (6:30pm - Itasca Country Club)

Thursday, August 6
On-Ice Practice (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Children's Auction (2:00pm - Hospitality Suite)
Hockey Games (5:00pm to 9:15pm - Ice Rink)
Adult Auction (11:00pm - Hospitality Suite)

Friday, August 7
On-Ice Practice (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Off-Ice Workout (8:00am to 1:00pm - Ice Rink)
Hockey Games (5:00pm to 8:00pm - Ice Rink)
Parent's Party

Saturday, August 8
Hockey Games (10:00am to 2:15pm - Ice Rink)
Awards Ceremony (2:20pm - 3:20 - Ice Rink)
Closing Reception (following Awards Ceremony)

Each summer, AHIHA hosts a week long hockey school for Deaf and Hard of Hearing hockey players from across the United States. Players attending the hockey school have the opportunity to work with a number of USA Hockey certified coaches for on-ice skills, systems of play, fundamentals of skating and off-ice conditioning. The players are placed on teams based on age, ability and experience. All the teams play games against local competition during the week of the hockey school.

Daily bus transportation will be provided between the hotel and ice arena for all events associated with the organization. Hockey players are expected to ride the bus, and parents are encouraged to do so also. It’s a great way to meet everyone and save on gas. A buffet breakfast each morning and three evening meals are included. A variety of events are held during the week, including an Awards Ceremony and a Closing Reception on the last day of the hockey school.

Hockey School participants are responsible for travel and accommodations, meals (that are not provided by AHIHA) and transportation other than the bus. Although no fees are assessed for hockey players to participate in the annual hockey school, each family is asked to sell a minimum of four raffle tickets in support of our Annual Raffle, which is our major fundraiser.

Players under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the week of the hockey school. Time spent at the hockey school allows families the opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other. Many players and their family members develop life long friendships and return year after year. This experience opens a whole new world of friends for families. Please check into our organization-you will be impressed, encouraged, motivated and educated in the great sport of hockey!

Estimated hotel room cost: $109 per night (plus taxes).