The Canadian Athletic Club is now winding down operations in light of the recent Government of Alberta announcement that we are remaining in Step 2 of the COVID-19 reopening plan. The province’s decision earlier this week triggered a series of meetings with Hockey Edmonton and its various member organizations.
The CAC is planning to continue to offer Development sessions to players from any club who wish to keep skating. We will share those details on our website as soon as they are finalized. We will also be hosting ID Camps, more news on those coming soon.
Most of those groups and teams are now wrapping up what has been the most trying of seasons. The on-again, off-again, nature of hockey in our region this past winter has been trying and we appreciate everyone’s perseverance.
All of the club programs - Canadian Athletic Club, KC Hockey, Maple Leaf Athletic Club, South Side Athletic Club, and the Edmonton Female Athletic Club (Pandas) - are getting ready to wind down operations for the season. While most teams in the Edmonton Federation Hockey League are wrapping up their seasons, some are choosing to continue skating into April - we applaud their resiliency!
The CAC and most Hockey Edmonton teams had planned on extending the season until April 30th as many associations were hoping to return to gameplay during late March and April to provide some competition for their kids if permitted by Alberta Health Services. Those plans changed after the government announced, due to increases in hospitalizations and variants of concern, the move to Step 3 will be delayed for the foreseeable future. Thus, most teams opted to begin to wind things down at this time, which is when our season traditionally ends.
We thank everyone - players, coaches, families, team personnel, rink attendants, city officials - for helping to stage great seasons despite the circumstances. While we all like to play games all season long, we all found ways to keep connected and have fun in a season we will never forget. We look forward to reconnecting at the rinks in the fall - face to face!
REGISTRATION FEE Refunds for the 2020-2021 season:
The Executive will review the financial situation as the regular hockey season is now complete for the 20/21 regular and developmental season. The CAC will advise parents accordingly what the refunds per player will be. The registration fees did carry forward to the Feb/March Development Season that was initiated February 8th .
The CAC is endeavoring to have Refunds completed by the end of April or Early May 2021, your patience is appreciated. Once all the finances are worked out with Hockey Alberta, Hockey Edmonton, and the Canadian Athletic Club and all is reconciled with team activities on and off the ice; regular season and new development season, refunds can then be issued.
*Any new session fees, for example, ID Camps, New Development Sessions etc, will be a separate registration fee. Refunds will not carry over to these new sessions.*
President, CAC Hockey