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Sad news for our North Ayrshire Wild Team tonight as Scottish Ice Hockey confirms the sad news that it has no option but to cancel the 2020/21 Scottish National League season:
We are disappointed but understand with this ongoing changing situation that SIH really had no choice and we will support them.
If the situation improves and we are allowed….who’s up for some summer hockey??
We have now completed registration of all returning players in preparation for our return to the ice.
It is great to see so many commit to their return especially during the uncertainty that this season is having due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
We are hoping to have news of a date to return to Harvies Ice Rink, Stevenston soon and will of course update you as soon as it is confirmed. Please bare with us, with the government updating it’s guidelines often, this season is ever changing, but as soon as we can get back on the Ice, in our home rink, you’ll be the 1st to know.
If you are interested in joining us here at North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club, please use the contact us button to send me a message that includes an email address for us to contact you, also player age and if they have played ice hockey before so you can be directed to the appropriate manager.
Please note; we do not offer learn to play for adults.
Dear members, we feel now would be an opportune time to update you on the efforts made by ourselves and the other ice users in our attempts to negotiate with
regarding their decision to close the ice rink until the end of January.
This week we were informed by Ka Leisure that they had decided not to open our ice rink till January 2021.
We have joined together with the other 6 ice clubs which are based at Auchenharvie Ice Rink, Stevenston in a bid to encourage Ka Leisure to rethink this crazy decision and get all our members back on the ice as and when the Scottish Government allows.
None of the Ice Clubs were contacted prior to this decision being made therefore Ka Leisure would have no way of knowing how much Ice time we would require and are basing their decision on our previous ice allocation. Bearing in mind the children and adults who use this rink as their base, week in and week out have been out of action since March and are most likely to be looking for as much as possible.
For this to be used for fitness activities is just selfish as there are many Ka Leisure Campuses in the surrounding area which can accommodate these types of activities while there is only 1 ice rink!
Our members have missed out on so much this year that there is no way of knowing how this will affect their mental and emotional well-being. We as a club will ensure all social distancing (for over 12’s) and strict hygiene procedures are adhered to and work with Ka Leisure to safely get the kids back on the ice!
There has been a petition launched and we are urging everyone to sign it in the hope that Ka Leisure will reconsider and let our kids back on the ice this year!
Thanks to Lanarkshire Lightning Junior Ice Hockey Club for nominating us after they completed there challenge.
North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club happily ACCEPT the challenge!
The Proclaimers once sang, “I would walk 500 miles”…So, we are going to SKATE 500 miles and hopefully raise £500 for NHS Charities Together for the Covid-19 Appeal!
That’s right, we swapped our Ice Skates for Roller Blades with players from throughout our club & even a couple of coaches are taking on the #skate500 challenge.
Please donate if you can and let our players do the hard work
Unfortunately we regret to announce that due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, we have had to take the decision to cancel this years Sam Wallace Memorial Tournament.
As we expect social distancing rules to continue for some time it would be both irresponsible and unsafe for us to attempt to stage the event even if the lockdown were to be lifted mid May.
If clubs who have already paid deposits or entry fees email firstname.lastname@example.org with their bank details and club name we will organise paying refunds to you.
We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 event.
North Ayrshire Ice Hockey Club has cancelled all of our training sessions for the foreseeable future after the raised levels of Social distancing advised from the government on 17th March 2020.
All Games, leagues & conference had already been cancelled up until 31st May 2020. A review will take place on 1st May regarding what will happen as of the 1st June 2020.
Below is the joint statement released regarding games cancellation.
We are delighted to have 7 of our players selected to play in 4 of the Scottish Ice Hockey Conference Teams at the English Ice Hockey Association conference weekend 7th, 8th & 9th May at Sheffield Ice Arena.
***Unfortunately this has now been cancelled due to the coronavirus restrictions***
Rocco Murray, Lennon Deeney, Flynn Massie, Liam Houston,
Harry Campbell, Kyle Forsyth & Jamie Sturrock
All of the boys have worked so hard for this, not only within their club but during their Monthly Conference training, additional training games and mini conference days/weekends, no complaining but instead they embrace it, look for extra ice time and make their time on the ice count and that’s what needed to play at this level.
Congratulations Boys & Keep up your hard work.
Well Done to
Rocco Murray &
Flynn Massie &
Under 15’s – Harry Campbell (Unfortunately we didn’t get Harry’s photo)
Kyle Forsyth &
Keep up the hard work boys!