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NZIHL Showdown Series Game 2 Event Information

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Thank you for purchasing your ticket(s) to the NZIHL Showdown Series between the Botany Swarm and West Auckland Admirals. Please read the below event information for your tickets to game two.

Date: Friday 23rd October
Game Two: Botany Swarm vs. West Auckland Admirals
Location: Paradice Avondale 150 Lansford Crescent, Avondale, Auckland 0600
Doors Open: 7:15pm
Game Starts: 7:45pm

Car Parking:
Limited car parking is available onsite at Paradice Avondale. Parking is free and will be on a first come first served basis. Alternatively, you can park your car on nearby streets. Refer to the below map for more information.

Venue Entry:
Entry to the ice rink will be through the main doors as marked on the below map. Doors will open at 7:15pm. No one will be allowed in to the rink prior to 7:15pm.

Entry Process:
There will be two lines at the door – pre-paid and ticket sales. If you have purchased a ticket online, queue up in the “pre-paid” line and have your ticket ready to be scanned at the door – either on your phone or printed. Limited door sale tickets will be available and these will be at the $25.00 single entry rate, these will be available at the “ticket sales” line.

Seating:
All seating is general admission.

General Information:
As the inside of the ice rink is cold, we recommend bringing warm clothes and/or a blanket. Food and drink is available at the onsite bar/cafe. External food or beverages are not permitted inside the venue.

Questions/More Information:
If you have any questions, please email info@aiha.org.nz

Thanks again for choosing to support local ice hockey, we’re looking forward to an awesome night of ice hockey action!

 

NZIHL Showdown Series Game 1 Event Information

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Thank you for purchasing your ticket(s) to the NZIHL Showdown Series between the Botany Swarm and West Auckland Admirals. Please read the below event information for your tickets to game one.

Date: Friday 16th October
Game One: Botany Swarm vs. West Auckland Admirals
Location: Paradice Botany, 490 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, Auckland 2013
Doors Open: 7:15pm
Game Starts: 7:45pm

Car Parking:
Limited car parking is available onsite at Paradice Botany and the neighbouring St Columba Presbyterian Church carpark. Parking is free and will be on a first come first served basis. Alternatively, you can park your car on nearby streets. Refer to the below map for more information.

Venue Entry:
Entry to the ice rink will be through the main doors as marked on the below map. Doors will open at 7:15pm. No one will be allowed in to the rink prior to 7:15pm.

Entry Process:
There will be two lines at the door – pre-paid and ticket sales. If you have purchased a ticket online, queue up in the “pre-paid” line and have your ticket ready to be scanned at the door – either on your phone or printed. Limited door sale tickets will be available and these will be at the $25.00 single entry rate, these will be available at the “ticket sales” line.

Seating:
All seating is general admission.

General Information:
As the inside of the ice rink is cold, we recommend bringing warm clothes and/or a blanket. Food and drink is available at the onsite bar/cafe. External food or beverages are not permitted inside the venue.

Questions/More Information:
If you have any questions, please email info@aiha.org.nz

Thanks again for choosing to support local ice hockey, we’re looking forward to an awesome night of ice hockey action!

 

2020 AIHA Annual General Meeting – Invitation and Information

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Dear Members,

Auckland Ice Hockey Association welcomes its members to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th November 2020, 7:00pm in the upstairs meeting room at Paradice Botany, 490 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, Auckland.

AIHA members are encouraged to attend to hear about what is happening within the club and its future and vote on nominations for the Board of Directors.

Download a nomination form here: 2020-21 AIHA Nomination form

View the 2020 AIHA annual report here: To be uploaded here 09/11/2020 once completed.

View the draft agenda for the 2020 AGM here: Draft 2020 AGM Agenda (final version to be uploaded 9th November 2020)

View the minutes from the 2019 AGM here: 2019 AGM Minutes

View the AIHA Constitution here: AIHA Constitution

 

Memberships: 
Junior Member: 18 years of age or under as at 11:59pm 31 December of the year of registration
Senior Member: 19 years of age or older as at 11:59pm 31 December of the year of registration
Associate Member: Will be accorded to all people whose offer to serve the AIHA in any capacity for the year of registration has been accepted by the AIHA Board of Directors
Life Member: May be elected in recognition of some outstanding service rendered to the AIHA. Such election shall be at an Annual General Meeting at which the nominee must receive a 75% majority of eligible votes cast.

Voting entitlements:
Junior Member: One parent or guardian of a junior member shall have one vote. Maximum of one junior vote per family.
Senior Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.
Associate Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.
Life Member: Shall be entitled to exercise one vote.

Proxy Votes:
Must be received by the AIHA Secretary via email (info@aiha.org.nz) no later than 6:59pm 17 November 2020.

 

Regards,
Auckland Ice Hockey Association

Return of NZIHL Showdown Series – New Dates + Tickets On Sale Now

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Dear Members,

We are pleased to let you know that the NZIHL Showdown Series between the Botany Swarm and West Auckland Admirals is back on!

The 4-game series was originally scheduled for mid-August to early September, but we had to put things on pause due to the Alert Level restrictions that were in place during this time.

The replacement dates have been scheduled for when Auckland will return to Alert Level 1, which allows for mass gatherings with no restrictions on attendance numbers and for us to safely hold the 4-game series.

We’ve re-enabled the AIHA member special offer so you can grab yourself some tickets to the re-scheduled games if you don’t already have some!

4-Game Series Pass Sale – Expires 11:59pm Monday 12th October
Grab your 4-game series pass for just $39.00 when you use the coupon code FRIENDS

Single Entry – 100 Tickets Only – for AIHA Members Only – Expires 11:59pm Monday 12th October
Grab any single-entry ticket for just $19.00 when you use the coupon code SINGLE

Buy Tickets Now: https://www.aiha.org.nz/showdown-series/

Existing ticket holders will shortly receive a separate email with more details about their tickets.

We’ve had incredible demand for tickets for these games and are forecasting record attendee numbers for the games. Come and enjoy some live local sport and support your club and NZIHL teams by purchasing your ticket today.

We hope to see you there!

Kind Regards,
Auckland Ice Hockey Association

AIHA Return to Ice Hockey – Alert Level 2 Update

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Dear Members,

Following today’s announcement by the Government that Auckland will return to Alert Level 2 from 12:01am Thursday 24th September, we are pleased to let you know that from this Thursday, we will be able to start scheduling ice hockey activities again.

For those of you eager to cheer on your local NZIHL teams, we will shortly be announcing a new schedule for the NZIHL Showdown Series, so stay tuned!

We do however ask that our members adhere to the following common sense and Government endorsed health and safety guidelines when participating in AIHA run activities:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 2m where possible
  • No hand shakes after games. Fist bump with gloves on instead.
  • Wash your hands often
  • Keep a record of your travels (eg: COVID-19 Tracer app)
  • Do not attend a game/practice/session if you are unwell
  • No spitting on the ice or benches (or anywhere for that matter – gross!)
  • No sharing of any equipment or water bottles

Refer to the Ministry of Health website for more information: https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/protect-yourself-and-others/ 

Anything previously promoted with attendance restrictions for Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd or Wednesday 23rd September will continue as initially promoted.

Here is a list of activities that will return under Alert Level 2 from 12:01am Thursday 24th September:

 

School Holiday Programme:

Learn to Play Programme:

  • Thursday 24th September at Botany – 5:30pm – 6:30pm – no requirement to pre-register

Note: The Learn to Play programme will go on pause as usual over the school holiday period. Learn to Play will resume for Term 4 on Monday 12th October at Avondale, Wednesday 14th October at Avondale & Thursday 15th October at Botany, and then continue weekly.

Super League:

  • There will be no Super League this Sunday 27th September due to the school holidays. Super League games will resume on Sunday 18th October in their normal format with no requirement to pre-register.

Refer to the AIHA scheduling website for full details: www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz

Bantam & Junior League:

  • Thursday 24th September at Botany – 6:45pm – 8:00pm – Combined Bantam & Junior League training, no requirement to pre-register.

Games and practices will go on pause as usual over the school holiday period. Bantam & Junior League games and practice will commence from Monday 12th October. Refer to to the AIHA scheduling website and/or your team manager for full details: www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz

Adult Hockey League (AHL):

  • Thursday 24th September – AHL games at Botany
  • Saturday 26th September – AHL games at Avondale & Botany
  • Sunday 27th September – AHL games at Botany

AHL will continue thereafter, refer to the full schedule: www.aucklandicehockeyhub.co.nz

Note: Due to the limited amount of ice time available, and our goal to complete the season despite the disruptions we’ve faced, there will be more games scheduled at Botany than usual for this last half of the season. Game days and times may vary, refer to the online schedule for the latest information.

 

Learn to Play & Super League Schedule – 21 – 27 September

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As announced in our recent update, AIHA has received confirmation that it is possible to hold specific ice hockey activities during the current Alert Level “2.5” restrictions, albeit in a different format to normal.

Our intention is to resume some ice hockey activity for our members, while maintaining a high standard of health and safety and adhering to the Alert Level guideline restrictions.

The following announcement includes details of when next week’s Learn to Play and Super League sessions will take place, the changes required, and how to register and attend. Note: There is no Learn to Play session on Monday 21st September.

Our hope is that these restricted training sessions are only in place for a short period of time, and that we can resume full ice hockey scheduled activities soon.

The Government is scheduled to make an announcement about the Alert Levels on Monday 21st September. After this announcement and once more is known about what changes may be made to the Alert Levels, AIHA will provide an update to its members about scheduled activity for the rest of this week and beyond. All other dates & times not listed below are to be confirmed once the Alert Level announcement has been made by the Government.

Learn to Play:

  • Each training will be limited to 27 players/goalies
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • There will be 9 players and 1 coach in each third of the ice
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No sharing of any equipment or water bottles
  • Clip Card system will operate the same as normal for payment. One clip per session

Avondale Schedule

Wednesday 23rd September @ Paradice Avondale 5:45pm – 6:45pm. Register here: https://forms.gle/prGPfRW3XWeFPC9a6

Botany Schedule

Thursday 24th September @ Paradice Botany 5:30pm – 6:30pm TBC – AIHA will provide an update once more is known about the Government’s announcement on Monday 21st September

Super League:

 Super League games are currently on pause due to government restrictions. We will instead hold a training session for Super League players.

  • Each training will accommodate 27 players (including goalies)
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • There will be 9 players and 1 coach in each third of the ice
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No sharing of any equipment or water bottles
  • Clip card system will operate as normal for payment. One clip per session

Avondale Schedule

Super League Training Sunday 27th September @ Paradice Avondale: TBC – AIHA will provide an update once more is known about the Government’s announcement on Monday 21st September

Botany Schedule

Super League Training Sunday 27th September @ Paradice Botany: TBC – AIHA will provide an update once more is known about the Government’s announcement on Monday 21st September

Bantam & Junior League Training Schedule 21 – 27 September

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As announced in our recent update, AIHA has received confirmation that it is possible to hold Bantam & Junior League training sessions during the current Alert Level “2.5” restrictions, albeit in a different format to normal.

Our intention is to resume some ice hockey activity for our members, while maintaining a high standard of health and safety and adhering to the Alert Level guideline restrictions.

The following announcement includes details of when these training sessions will take place, the changes required, and how to register and attend.

  • Each training will accommodate a maximum 27 players/goalies
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • Each third of ice will have one coach directing the zone.
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • All sessions are included in 2020 season fees, there will be no extra cost
  • Please sign up only for the sessions of the league you currently play in (i.e. if you play in the Bantam League, sign up for Bantam Training)
  • Sessions that state Bantam & Junior Training will be combined and anyone from either Bantam or Junior Leagues are able to pre-register and attend
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No spitting on the ice, or sharing of any equipment or water bottles

Our hope is that these restricted training sessions are only in place for a short period of time, and that we can resume full ice hockey scheduled activities soon.

The Government is scheduled to make an announcement about the Alert Levels on Monday 21st September. After this announcement and once more is known about what changes may be made to the Alert Levels, AIHA will provide an update to its members about scheduled activity for the rest of this week and beyond. All other dates & times not listed below are to be confirmed once the Alert Level announcement has been made by the Government.

Pre-Registration & Schedule:

Monday 21st September at Avondale – 6:30pm – 7:30pm : Bantam Training – register: https://forms.gle/8V9ogRMCVd9352LG9

Monday 21st September at Avondale – 7:45pm – 8:45pm: Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/RCnTQg9wm3yZVPEX6

Tuesday 22nd September at Avondale – 6:45pm – 8:00pm: Bantam & Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/LkUtAm7exMdwAotx9

AIHA Term 3 School Holiday Programme Details

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We will be running a Term 3 School Holiday ice hockey programme for both under 12 year olds and Bantam/Junior League players. Read below to find out more information and how to register.

For our Under 12 players we will be holding a programme at Botany.

For our Bantam & Junior League players we will be holding a programme at Avondale.

Please Note: if the current Alert Level 2.5 restrictions remain in place for any of these days, the programme will not be able to proceed.

Haven’t been to one of our school holiday programmes before? Check out the action from our previous school holiday programmes here:

 

2020 Term 3 Under 12 Years Old Holiday Programme – Botany: 

Botany: Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th September, 2020

 Day Format:

  • On Ice 7:45 – 8:45am: We will start the day with a fun ice session working on all of the players individual skills.
  • Off ice 9:15 – 10:00am: we will work on stretching and educating the players on cool down and importance of flexibility as well as work on stick handling and doing various off ice stick handling drills/games.
  • Park 10:15 – 11:30am: We will walk to the nearby park to do some outdoor activities. The kids are given 30-40 minutes of supervised free time.
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Mini golf and laser tag.
  • Free Skate/Games 1:00 – 3:00pm: To end the day, we will do some free skating during the public session. We will also have some off-ice activities planned during this period to keep some variety for the kids.

The program hours have been extended for 2020 and pickup time is now 3:00pm from both Avondale and Botany ice rink.

Cost:
$60.00 Per Day – This cost includes 1 hour of mini-golf and laser tag on each day – Payment due at rink on the day

Food and drink is not included, so players will have to supply this themselves.

Register Online Now: https://forms.gle/e3QwnXGzm6PUT9jw9

 

 

2020 Term 3 Bantam & Junior League Holiday Camp – Avondale:

Avondale: Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th  October, 2020

Day Format:

  • On ice 7:45 – 8:45am: day starts on the ice with a high level skills development session in stations format. Groups will be split based on skill.
  • Off Ice 9:15 – 10:00am: players will be split into 2 groups. 1 group will work on flexibility and cool down stretching as well as education on pre training/pregame physical preparation. Meanwhile, the other group will work on stick handling and agility.
  • Classroom/video 10:15 – 11:00am: Players will receive some education on nutrition, pre-game mental preparation and focus techniques and will go through a team builder challenge in small groups.
  • Bakery/Gym 11:15 – 1:00pm: A quick stop at the bakery before we walk to “The People’s Gym” where the players will be put through and educated on off ice sport specific circuit style training. We will highlight technique, educate on muscle groups and go over the importance of training sport specifically.
  • Power Skating/Games 1:00 – 3:00pm: The day will finish with the players either taking part in the public session with coach guided power skating drills or (if the public session isn’t too busy) we will draw the netting and be able to play some cross ice games.

The program hours have been extended for 2020 and pickup time is now 3:00pm from Avondale ice rink.

Cost:
$60.00 Per Day – Payment due at the rink on the day.

Food and drink is not included, so players will have to supply this themselves.

Register Online Now: https://forms.gle/QN8apBZ4sgUPnHmG6

 

Learn to Play & Super League Schedule – 14 – 20th September

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As announced in our recent update, AIHA has received confirmation that it is possible to hold specific ice hockey activities during the current Alert Level “2.5” restrictions, albeit in a different format to normal.

Our intention is to resume some ice hockey activity for our members, while maintaining a high standard of health and safety and adhering to the Alert Level guideline restrictions.

The following announcement includes details of when next week’s Learn to Play and Super League sessions will take place, the changes required, and how to register and attend. Note: There is no Learn to Play session on Monday 14th September.

Our hope is that these restricted training sessions are only in place for a short period of time, and that we can resume full ice hockey scheduled activities soon.

The Government is scheduled to make an announcement about the Alert Levels on Monday 14th September. After this announcement and once more is known about what changes may be made to the Alert Levels, AIHA will provide an update to its members about scheduled activity for the rest of this week and beyond. All other dates & times not listed below are to be confirmed once the Alert Level announcement has been made by the Government.

Learn to Play:

  • Each training will be limited to 27 players/goalies
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • There will be 9 players and 1 coach in each third of the ice
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No sharing of any equipment or water bottles
  • Clip Card system will operate the same as normal for payment. One clip per session

Avondale Schedule

Wednesday 16th September @ Paradice Avondale 5:45pm – 6:45pm. Register here: https://forms.gle/vHez9NqYuBPgE57Z7

Botany Schedule

Thursday 17th September @ Paradice Botany 5:30pm – 6:30pm Register here: https://forms.gle/obACYKLMLZx9Nygx9

Super League:

 Super League games are currently on pause due to government restrictions. We will instead hold a training session for Super League players.

  • Each training will accommodate 27 players (including goalies)
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • There will be 9 players and 1 coach in each third of the ice
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No sharing of any equipment or water bottles
  • Clip card system will operate as normal for payment. One clip per session

Avondale Schedule

Super League Training Sunday 20th September @ Paradice Avondale 9:00am – 10:00am: Register here: https://forms.gle/4MVeUpbrnhZDtkqb6

Botany Schedule

Super League Training Sunday 20th September @ Paradice Botany 9:00am – 10:00am: Register here: https://forms.gle/Y8aTDxCHbApRzVUP9

Bantam & Junior League Training Schedule 14 – 20th September

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As announced in our recent update, AIHA has received confirmation that it is possible to hold Bantam & Junior League training sessions during the current Alert Level “2.5” restrictions, albeit in a different format to normal.

Our intention is to resume some ice hockey activity for our members, while maintaining a high standard of health and safety and adhering to the Alert Level guideline restrictions.

The following announcement includes details of when these training sessions will take place, the changes required, and how to register and attend.

  • Each training will accommodate a maximum 27 players/goalies
  • The ice will be split into thirds and you will remain in the same third for the duration of the practice. No intermingling between groups on the ice
  • Each third of ice will have one coach directing the zone.
  • Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis, but we ask that you sign up for the sessions that are closest to you geographically
  • All sessions are included in 2020 season fees, there will be no extra cost
  • Please sign up only for the sessions of the league you currently play in (i.e. if you play in the Bantam League, sign up for Bantam Training)
  • Sessions that state Bantam & Junior Training will be combined and anyone from either Bantam or Junior Leagues are able to pre-register and attend
  • You must be pre-registered to attend a session, players who are not pre-registered will not be allowed in the rink
  • Players to come to the rink dressed in as much gear as possible. No dressing rooms will be open, and players must social distance in the stands.
  • No spitting on the ice, or sharing of any equipment or water bottles

Our hope is that these restricted training sessions are only in place for a short period of time, and that we can resume full ice hockey scheduled activities soon.

The Government is scheduled to make an announcement about the Alert Levels on Monday 14th September. After this announcement and once more is known about what changes may be made to the Alert Levels, AIHA will provide an update to its members about scheduled activity for the rest of this week and beyond. All other dates & times not listed below are to be confirmed once the Alert Level announcement has been made by the Government.

Pre-Registration & Schedule:

Monday 14th September at Botany – 6:45pm – 7:45pm: Bantam Training – register: https://forms.gle/3mD4M3Ca5fnGgZ1i8

Monday 14th September at Botany – 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/ZnGSgpDhrS59DkgB6

Tuesday 15th September at Avondale – 6:45pm – 8:00pm: Bantam & Junior Training – registerhttps://forms.gle/GZdVfEgnTevu5GRHA

Thursday 17th September at Botany 6:45pm – 8:00pm: Bantam & Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/2QGGLMVKRek44NKt7

Saturday 19th September at Botany 4:45pm – 5:45pm: Bantam & Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/aktT6dmxj1RXUEHY7

Sunday 20th September at Botany 4:45pm – 5:45pm: Bantam Training – register: https://forms.gle/4WdDf5bSWX8ZngYn7

Sunday 20th September at Botany 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Junior Training – register: https://forms.gle/TdBtWAu3wVgUsiYU6