To all of those who would like to see improvements to our ice rink and/or a new indoor ice rink.There is a county council meeting tomorrow, 11/29, at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Bldg. Part of the agenda includes a presentation by the consulting firm on the concepts and costs associated with CIP Bond Projects being considered (see link below for more info). Two of the bond projects being discussed will have a significant impact on the hockey community: 1) Upgrades at the existing rink to include new locker rooms and bathroom facilities, and 2) A new indoor ice rink as part of a new recreation center.
We are now at a critical juncture on these projects. Decisions will be made in the coming month as to what projects and scope are included in the bond. Strong support from the hockey community (as well as other interested users such as figure skating and roller derby) is desperately needed to move these projects forward. Please learn about these projects and show your support tomorrow and at future meetings as you can or by writing letters of support to the County Council, the local papers, Facebook, etc… We have had a somewhat small group of folks leading the charge on these projects to date but now need support from as many as possible to make them a reality.
Please help get the word out and watch your email as we will be organizing a planning meeting in the coming week to solicit ideas and volunteers to ensure these projects are included in the final bond package. If you have questions on the projects or ideas on how to help please contact Darren Meadows (
), Chris Jeffery (
), Kevin Brake (
), or Susan Oldham (). Thanks in advance for your help!
The following is a message from the Los Alamos Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Division (PROS) Division:
LOS ALAMOS COUNTY ICE RINK will be opening on Tuesday, November 15th at 11:30AM.
All players and coaches will need to have their passes prior to accessing the ice and to assist with this prior to the Ice Rink opening players can purchase and renew passes at the Aquatic Center and online. If participants arrive for practice and do not have a current pass they will not be allowed on the ice until the purchase is processed. If you have not registered for a PROS Division program we will need a completed registration form (Rinkpass registration form (PDF)).
-Aquatic Center: Passes can be purchased anytime the Aquatic Center is open (6A – 7PM MON-FRI, 10A – 5P SAT & 1P – 5P SUN. Participants will need to know what level of hockey pass they need for their players (youth hockey or atoms) and that is determined by the program registered for with LAHA.
-Ice Rink Glass Policy: Any players who intentionally shoot pucks at the glass panels that result in damage to the glass surrounding the Rink will be held fiscally responsible and have to submit financial reimbursement to the Rink for the cost of replacement glass before being allowed back on the ice. This does not include damage incurred during regular play, while on ice for practice sessions or games, where during the course of play a puck is deflected into the glass and a pane is shattered.
-Off-Ice Hockey Activities Policy: Players and visitors to the Los Alamos County Ice Rink are not to engage off-ice hockey activities with hockey sticks and objects (pucks, chunks of ice, rocks, etc…) which may include striking any of the outside walls of the Ice Rink facilities with sticks or any objects. Anyone caught engaging in these behaviors will be asked to stop immediately. If the behavior continues they may be asked to leave the facility.
Registration for the 2016-2017 season is now open for all age divisions.
Please read for clarification, and if it is still unclear please ask.
Atom Registration for Birth Year 2009 and later:First time player ages 7 and under may register free for the first half of the season, Phase I. Returning Atoms of any age will need to pay for registration. If your player is Birth Year 2009 and has played before they will be a Mite, and should register under Recreational House or NMHRL (see below).
Recreation House and NMRHL
Recreational House: The Mite (8U-Birth Year 2008 and 2009), Squirt (10U-Birth Year 2006 and 2007), Peewee (12U-Birth Year 2004 and 2005), Bantam (14U-Birth Year 2003 and 2002), Midget (18U-Birth Year 1998 and younger) levelsoffer a “Recreational House Only” which requires no travel outside of Los Alamos. All games and practices will be held in Los Alamos! This option may appeal to those families who wish to limit their travel and time commitment, or those who are brand new to hockey and are looking for a way to test out the sport.
NMRHL: If your athlete wishes to play in games against other New Mexico recreational hockey teams (NMRHL), in addition to house league games, choose the Recreational House and NMRHL option. Most families will want to register for this option. This will require you to travel to Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho to play games.
High School ages register for the highest level team on which they plan to play, see below for explainations on the differences between Midget Developmental or Varsity.
High school aged athletes should register for the highest level team on which they plan to play, Midget Developmental (formerly known as JV) or Varsity.Players born in 2002 have many options, Bantam, Midget Developmental, or Varsity (if selected). Register that player for the highest level team on which they plan to play. If they would like to play with the Midget Developmental team they only need to sign up for that and they will be eligible to play at the Bantam level as well; the higher fee covers play at both levels. If they do not want to play with the Midget Developmental team then they will need to register for Bantams. The key is to register the player for the HIGHEST level team for which they will play games.
Los Alamos Hilltopper Hockey is supporting Wreaths Across America as a fundraiser. They will be putting wreaths at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Find a HS hockey player if you are interested in supporting high school hockey in Los Alamos and recognize and appreciate our veterans at the same time.
Please check-out our Wreaths Across America page and click 'Donate' to place a wreath on a veterans grave on December 17th. ALSO, please share this page with your friends, so we can get closer to our goal of coverage every veteran grave in…
Please remember, the background screenings can take 2 - 4 business days, and then have to be manually entered on the LOEAHA site. Therefore, should you not see your name on the list after 4 days, please email me directly before running another unnecessary screening.
This part takes a couple of hours, but is required. Remember, you do the initial training with a subsequent 'refresher' course every two years.