Effective immediately, GSC, along with other area hockey organizations, is taking special precautions for the next few weeks because of an increase of influenza (flu) in the state of Connecticut. Although anyone can get the flu, it is most serious in the elderly, very young children, people with chronic illnesses (such as lung disease, cancer, heart disease, or diabetes), or those with weakened immune systems. Influenza spreads easily in discharges from the nose and throat, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
We ask that you do the following to help us prevent further spread of flu among our families:
Do not attend practices or games if you know you are sick. Wait to until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
Frequent and thorough hand washing is a MUST. Wash your hands frequently using antibacterial soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
There is to be no sharing of water bottles during practices or games.
Players must bring their own water bottles to games and practices.
Gloves are to remain on at the end of the games on the handshake line.
If you or your players(s) experience flu-like symptoms or a fever please see your physician or pediatrician.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to manage this situation and will let you know when the flu outbreak precautions are no longer necessary.
High Performance Power Skating at GSC is back for Session 2!!
The Session starts Tuesday, January 16th
Register NOW! Session is capped at 30 skaters!
Who needs power?
Power is strength, but it is also technique. Skating technique (proper posture, stance and skating stride) directly affects balance, acceleration and skating speed. Little can be accomplished unless you can move FAST on the ice -- with or without the puck -- stop to go, slow to fast, skating forward, skating backward, cornering, turning, transitioning. Better form --> better efficiency --> more endurance --> stronger player! *Please note that hoceky players must wear helmets and gloves!
Power and technique allow you to maintain or increase your speed while executing skating moves, control your movements with precise edge work, improve your extension for better flow. Better technique will lead to more success with all aspects of your skating -- stroking, jumps and spins.
NEW this year....High Performance Power Skating!!
Designed for enthusiastic skaters (both hockey & figure) who want to improve the performance of their skating skills. Classes will emphasize proper technique training for the purpose of becoming more powerful, stable, explosive, efficient and faster skaters. Technique lessons will include power, edge control and quality, posture, carriage, extension, quickness and flow -- specific stance and stride mechanics to help players maximize acceleration and speed, and posture and edgework to create low center of gravity, and balance so players won't get knocked off the puck.
We are happy to announce "Curling at GSC". This very popular Olympic Sport is coming to the Club. We will have several curling dates through the end of the season. Space will be limited for each event. Cost is $45 per person.
The first two dates are listed below. Please RSVP to Mike Erensen at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
We strongly urge every parent to read these rules to the entire family:
1. General Skate - Fast skating, tag, sliding on the ice, sitting on the rail, and other things that could be dangerous are not permitted at any time. No hockey sticks are allowed on the ice during general and figure skating sessions.
2. Guests – Club members are welcome to bring guests to General Skate sessions. Guests must be reported to the snack bar and members account will be charged $10.00. Guests are welcome for some Club social events. Details for guests will be provided for each social event at the time of the event.
3. Head Protection - Hockey players must wear helmets and face protection for all hockey programs and sessions. Children ages 10 and under are strongly encouraged to wear helmets during General Skating Sessions and helmets are required for all Learn to Skate Programs. We strongly recommend some form of head protection for skaters of all ages to reduce the possibility of serious head injury.
4. Club House - Skates must be removed before going to the second floor. Hockey sticks must be placed in stick holders at locker rooms. No roughhousing, manhunt or tag is allowed in the clubhouse. Playing hockey in the building is NOT allowed.
5. Children - Children ages 12 and under must not be left unattended when not participating in a Club program. Children left unattended will be asked to contact their parents for pickup.
6. Pets – Pets are welcome outside at the club. All pets must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted in the building. Service animals are welcome throughout the building.
7. Figure Skating Professionals - The Club has hired figure skating -professionals for the skating season. Therefore, members may not bring any outside professionals to teach at the Club. Any exception must be approved by the Figure Skating Committee.
8. Ice Hockey Professionals - The Club has hired ice hockey professionals for the hockey season. Therefore, members may not bring any outside professionals to teach at the Club.
9. Keep Our Club Clean - Members are expected to clean up after themselves. Trash and recycling containers have been provided, PLEASE RECYCLE. Spills should be cleaned up or reported to a staff member. No food or drink is allowed on the ice at any time.
10. Respect Fellow Club Members – All members, both adult and children should be respectful of other members and staff. No foul language or bullying will be accepted. Taking or “borrowing” of equipment that does not belong to you, without permission of the equipment’s owner, is not allowed.