Please don't Click here to submit your registrations for the 2020 Bainbridge Roller Hockey season. For those who have already registered, we will be sending you a refund.
Hi Roller Hockey Families,
We hope you are staying healthy during these challenging times.
Given the recent announcement about schools closing through the end of the year—and the restrictions on park access, we had to reevaluate our season plans. With so much uncertainty, and the need to continue social distancing, we’ve realized that even in the best case scenario, our season would only be a few weeks long, so we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the season. This is very disappointing for all of us, but the safety of our community is our top priority.
That said, we are tentatively planning a tournament/celebration for July 25—for all our players and especially to gather and celebrate our wonderful community and our seniors. We will need some ramp up to this (a nominal fee for insurance, a way for people to get the gear they need, and time to create some teams for those who will be playing). We are hopeful that this will all be possible. In the meantime, please save the date and watch for additional information!
For the families that have already registered for the season, we will refund your money in the coming weeks.
While we won’t be incurring many additional seasonal expenses beyond recruitment this year, we do have long-term funding needs for things like replacing our boards at the rink that are 20 years old. We have plans to seek out grants for this, but given the current economic situation, those may be more difficult to get. Part of the registration for the celebration event in July will be an opportunity to donate to the league for these long-term maintenance needs.
We miss our roller hockey family. Hang in there everyone and enjoy the skate time in your neighborhoods as the weather gets nice. On safety, remember, helmets and gloves are the essentials to prevent the most serious and common injuries to head or wrists. If you get out there and realize you need some bigger gear, our Facebook page is a good place to reach out (there you’ll find many others with kids one year bigger and a bin of roller hockey goods in the garage). A sanitary porch exchange could put you back in business.
“Bainbridge Roller Hockey League encourages spirited competition, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun on and off the rink. We strive for a mix of age, gender and ability in every division. Our community embraces the physical challenge, encourages leadership and values fair play for all.”
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Normally, the season runs May-July with a couple evening practices a week and games on the weekend. But these are not normal times.
During a normal year, you don't want to miss Gear Swap and Info Night
CANCELED April 28, 6-8 p.m. at the Grange, it's possible to get all your gear for free at this event!
Here's a handy visual gear guide and FAQ!
CANCELED Our May 2 evaluation day is mandatory for all players, regardless of experience or ability. This is an easy 20-minute skate that allows us to create teams with evenly distributed levels of ability. (We also schedule make-up days.)
Please arrive with all required gear, listed below, contained in a single hockey (duffel) bag. If you haven’t gathered all the gear yet, today is the day. Order your missing pieces at InlineWarehouse.com HockeyMonkey.com or HockeyGiant.com. Amazon also has a number of items that can be sent 2-day via Prime. For those of you who can do it, a single trip to Play It Again Sports in Lynnwood and Elevate Sporting in Tacoma will almost always get you fully geared up with lovingly worn gear at a very reasonable price.
Bainbridge Roller Hockey League requires that players wear the following to both practices and games:
5:30: Bandits - Rebels
6:30: Selkies - Chupacabras
7:30: Steelheads - Crushers
5:30: Archers - Wizards
7:30: Everblades - Ice Hogs
Team will have practice unless there is a game scheduled during your practice time.
BRHL Rain Policy for Practices
BRHL practices in the rain (most of the time)! Street hockey, practice in sneakers and full gear is the way to go when it rains! This is a great opportunity for players to improve stickhandling, shooting and game positioning skills. In the event of thunder/lightening practices will be cancelled, otherwise plan to practice.
BRHL Rain Policy for Games
Plan to play! In the event of unsafe skating conditions, BRHL will make a league decision 30 minutes prior to the start of the game to cancel/reschedule games. Coaches will be notified and information will be posted on the web site in as timely a manner as possible.
|Gear Swap and Info Night||---|
|Referee Orientation and Training||---|
|Memorial Day Weekend||---|
|Opening Day! D1/D2 Scrimmages and D3 Games||---|
|Games Begin for All Divisions||---|
|Battle for the Point BBQ and Skate-a-Thon||---|
|4th of July Parade||---|
|End of Season Tournament||---|
|Championship Saturday (Celebration/Tournament)||Sat July 25|