Everyone knows we have had ice issues at SCIS; this has not been overlooked by BAHHA. We have been in close contact with the rink management and ownership, and several of our parents have been working with the rink to remedy some of the issues.
Since the fire in December, every piece of ice making equipment located in the machine room has failed at one point or the other. The rink personnel has been on an emergency and round the clock watch ever since.
The way things are right now, losing a few hours of ice-making usually results in a full day of make-up operations. With only one compressor, they cannot make it up as fast as they lose it.
A new cooling tower was ordered in April and due to be shipped in May 31st; their plan is to have it installed the day it gets here. The rink does not plan on shutting down, but until the new cooling tower is installed, we are looking at less than optimal situations.
The rink has been very apologetic and acknowledged this is not an ideal situation. I assure you, they are doing everything they can to keep it going. It hasn't been good and they know a lot of people are upset and have offered sincere apologies.
We are looking forward to better ice and a better season, thank you for being patient with the situation.
In addition to the summer practice schedule, BAHHA is offering additional clinics. If you will be registered in a BAHHA summer program, there is no additional cost. For those not registered, the cost of attending on a drop-in basis is $20 per session.
For those looking for a hockey camp, Space City Ice Station will be hosting the Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp. The camp is being held June 10-14. There are brochures available at the rink. Please register at the Pro Ambitions website by clicking here. Former NHL player Jeff Serowik is the founder and president of Pro Ambitions Hockey. They specialize in week-long youth boys and girls hockey programs targeting players from six to eighteen years of age. This week there is also a goalie camp. Please contact Ron Kraft for any questions at 713-927-2482.
Monthly Calendar available on our website at Schedule | Hounds Ice - Met & Travel
Tryouts for the Winter 2013/2014 travel season will start on June 29th. More details coming soon.
In addition to the summer practice schedule, BAHHA is offering additional clinics. If you will be registered in a BAHHA summer program, there is no additional cost. For those not registered, the cost of attending on a drop-in basis is $20 per session. All events occur during the peewee practice time of 7:20 – 8:20
Visit Facebook at Hounds Hockey for details on how the Hounds Travel teams did this weekend. With a combined record of 11-5, the Hounds will move three of their four travel teams on to the DSTHL championships.
As many of you know, the Hounds have a used equipment shed. We take in used equipment that still has a lot of ice time left in it and find it a home with a new or younger player. The shed helps to offset the cost of hockey in more ways than one, but primarily it makes it more affordable for parents to suit up their players. Our shed is one of a kind here in Houston and we have been doing this since 2004, but we can't do it without your help. Please look through your gear, if there is something your player has grown out of (skates, pads, pants, helmets, sticks, bags, etc) you can drop it at the rink (marked for BAHHA) or email BAHHA. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Adult sized equipment is also accepted.
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Bay Area Houston Hockey Association (EIN 20-1527783)
16516 El Camino Real, Suite 167
Houston, Texas 77062
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Last U05/22/2013