Mite Team Coordinator
Summer Ice Hockey Program
WHO: 2019/20 Season – Birth Years 2004 to 2011 (They will play with kids their own age groups or as close as possible when teams are split up)
WHERE: Scheels Ice Plex - Sioux Falls, SD
HOW MUCH: $100.00 / Player Registration Fee (for all 10 sessions /20 Hours of ice time) Does not include equipment rental if needed
USA Hockey Registered for 2019/20 Preferred.
Registration Date: (This will be scheduled in the next couple of weeks)
Play at your own risk. We will have a registration form, a waiver as well as a medical form for everyone to sign so if there would be a situation and the parents are not there we can make sure everything is covered.
Full Hockey Gear Required (Equipment can be rented out from YAIA for the offseason at the time of equipment check-in dates)
We will have locker rooms to change in at the Ice Plex
Spring Schedule: Sioux Falls Ice Plex (6:30 to 8:30 Ice Time) *Except May 3rd
Basically, all of June and July off
Fall Schedule: Sioux Falls Ice Plex (6:30 to 8:30 Ice Time)
I know that Friday is not ideal for everyone. It worked great for the last couple of years. We will not be taking personal attendance. We understand that not everyone will be there every time.
It is a onetime registration for the entire program (Both Sessions Spring and Fall). That’s 20 hours of ice time for $100 bucks (and you can drop them off and run errands or go out to eat in Sioux Falls)
We may have to adjust ice time based on registration $$ if necessary. (Hopefully, we will have enough kids involved to cover the cost of the ice like last year)
Dryland - We are not doing formal dryland again this year.
We encourage the kids to do stick handling and shooting on their own.
(YAIA always has the 10,000 pucks challenge every summer, it would be a great way to increase YAIA shooting)
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks, and have a great day!
Lou Ella Machin and her late husband Victor have been tremendous supporters of our ice rink, well before it was built. Lou Ella first saw YAIA along the parade route at a Riverboat Days Parade, and upon her accepting a flyer announcing our group was working to build an indoor skating rink, she contacted us and offered their help. Lou Ella quickly referred to her days growing up in Yankton and ice skating at the local outdoor ponds and she loved the game of hockey.
Lou Ella has a unique background with the sport of hockey. Her first husband, Lou Prohut, was a Chicago entertainer. Lou and Lou Ella had six children and they grew up in the entertainment world. Amongst Chicago athletes they became acquainted with were Chicago Blackhawks stars, Stan Makita and Bobby Hull. Lou even went to the effort to write a Chicago Blackhawks theme song "Here Come the Hawks". Lou died at an early age from leukemia.
Lou Ella's love for hockey continued and upon marrying Victor Machin, they retired to Yankton. Victor's career was with Shure Communications and was instrumental in developing microphone communications used in the airplane bombers of WW II. Lou Ella and Victor had a special place in their hearts for The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association, of which Stan Makita also supported. Makita died in August 2018.
The Machins have not only been moral supporters of YAIA's mission to build a rink, but they have also contributed financially every year to our efforts to get the rink built and continued that support well after our facility was up and running. Their support helped us keep our "dream" alive in our founding days and they enjoyed seeing the community enjoy ice skating sports that weren't possible before our facility was built.
YAIA is so ever grateful for the support of Lou Ella and her family over all of these years!
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