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    Power Skating Sessions

    This week sponsor: Willmar Hockey Booster

    WHA Players,

    As a continued effort to give players an extra advantage to becoming better hockey players, we are adding extra nights of power skating, and goalie training. Our Non-Parent Coaches will lead this effort.  

    These are all optional sessions that don’t require extra payment.  The only thing we ask is that you sign up using the link below for Covid reasons, and then show up ready to have fun, work hard, and listen to the coaches.

    Sign Up Link: WHA Skill Night Sign Up (google.com)

    Sessions will be held on Sunday evenings from February 14th to March 28th 

    6pm to 7pm on the Cardinal Rink: Travel Mites and Squirts

    7pm to 8pm on the Cardinal Rink: 10U and 12U

    6:30pm to 7:00pm Blue Line Rink: Goalies Session (Coaches also want the goalies to do power skating with their group)

    7pm to 8pm on the Blue Line Rink: PeeWee's and Bantams

    Things that will be worked on:

    • Power Skating
    • Proper skating strides
    • Short burst skating
    • Speed skating
    • Stopping skills

    Our Sponsors are a very important part of being able to put this on free of charge so please show them your support!

    Complete list of sponsors

    The Oaks at Eagle Creek Golf Club

    Nate Larson Electric, LLC

    Willmar Hockey Booster

    West Central Hockey

    Insurance By Strehlow Agent Andy Jacobson

    Important updates as of March 1st, 2021

    • Adjusting our spectator rule to match the MDH policy of 25% capacity up to a 250 max. Please note associations and arenas will need to communicate to teams how many your arena may allow for each game and determine your process for pre-registration or check-ins in case contact tracing is needed. 
    • One ice resurface will be allowed during games. 
    • The three-official system may be used.
    • No equipment bags will be allowed in facilities with the exception of goalies. Small drawstring bags or small backpacks may be utilized to help carry in smaller items and store personal belongings (medications, phones, keys, etc.). Coaches and officials may also need to bring in bags that carry supplies for practice.
    • Locker room use is strongly discouraged. However, in some facilities, keeping players and officials socially distanced in lobbies and other common areas is not possible. In such cases, there should be no more than seven people in a locker room at any one time, and all should be socially distanced by at least six  feet. Locker rooms can only be used to put on skates for players, with the exception of goalies.

    A complete update of Phase 5 are posting below, and on Minnesota Hockey's website

    COVID-19 INFORMATION

    Should you have any COVID related questions, please direct them to our COVID Coordinator, Travis Michelson. 

    Travis Michelson

    COVID Coordinator

    Phone: 320-905-2959

    Parent Volunteer Links

    Parent volunteers who are  helping with locker room duty, team managers and committee members need to register with USA Hockey as a volunteer for the 20-21 season, complete Safesport training every year and a background screening every two years. Use your confirmation number from your USA Hockey registration to register for Safesport and the background screening. Your results will be sent to WHA automatically when complete.

    USA Hockey Volunteer Registration Link

    Safesport Training

    MN Hockey Background Screening

    2020/2021 PARKS AND RECEATION HOCKEY AND LEARN TO SKATE: PRE-K TO 3RD GRADE

    The 2020/2021 Parks and Rec programs for kids ages Pre-K to 3rd grade will be done through the Parks and Rec department this year. Please register here:  https://willmarhockey.sportngin.com/register/form/965229504

     

    If you need equipment you can check it out on Saturday October 24th, 2020 between 9am and Noon at the Willmar City Auditorium.  A $100 check deposit made out to the Willmar Rec Department is required and will returned uncashed when you turn the equipment back in at the end of the season. 

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    Use PROMO CODE:  2501-wk6g for a 10% discount.

    For more information or to sign up, visit www.livebarn.com. #playwatchshare


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    donations welcomed

    Willmar Hockey Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  WHB supports all levels of youth hockey in Willmar, from mini-mites to high school. Donations are always welcome.  Please visit the Willmar Booster website to make a donation.   Thank you for your generosity.