Author: Zach Nelson-Houstin

Blades Against AIDS 2018: Help Us Make it a Success!

Blades Against AIDS is our annual charity event, with all proceeds benefitting the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). This year’s Blades Against AIDS is our 10th annual, and we’ll need a lot of help to make the event a success!

Tickets are $10 for adults (18+), $5 for kids ages 6-17, and free for kids 5 and under. MGHA players who volunteer for one hour will receive free admission to the event.

Attendees will enjoy open skate time, skate rental, performances, food, and hot drinks included with the cost of admission. New for this year, we will also be offering mini-lessons (basic tips and assistance) for attendees who are new to skating.

We’re asking all MGHA players to pitch in however they’re able to help us make a difference for those in our community affected by HIV and to support vital prevention services. There are three main ways you can help:

  1. Help spread the word! Invite your friends and family to join us. Information can be found on Facebook or on our Eventbrite page. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance online (via Eventbrite).
  2. Help secure raffle prizes! Raffle ticket sales are crucial for maximizing our contribution to the ARCW. Have connections in the area? Own a business? Work for an employer willing to donate a prize? Willing to part with something of value? Let us know! Email blades@madisongayhockey.org.
  3. Sign up for a volunteer shift the day of the event. Can you spare an some time before the October 14 challenge games? Sign up for a shift (or two!) Spend time with fellow players and extend a warm MGHA welcome to our attendees.

Blades Against AIDS | October 14, 2018 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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2018-2019 League Fees and USA Hockey Registration Reminders

It’s almost September!! With the 2018-2019 season just a few weeks away, we are now accepting league fee payments for all non-goalie players. After the deposit, league fees are $200 and they are due by September 9 when pre-season clinics begin.
 
We offer two options for paying your league fees:
2) Click here to request a payment plan (or email treasurer@madisongayhockey.org). Players who request this option will be emailed a monthly PayPal invoice for $50 over four months (September, October, November, and December).
 
Secondly, all players must register with USA Hockey prior to the stepping on the ice at an MGHA skills clinic, practice, or game. Detailed instructions about how to complete this registration can be found on our website. Registration costs $45, includes insurance benefits to individual players, and is valid for one year. Once you have registered with USA Hockey, please be sure to send your registration confirmation to Andi at registrar@madisongayhockey.org
 
Please also know that the MGHA is committed to making hockey accessible to all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and funds are available to provide financial assistance to players in need. To request financial assistance to help cover the cost of your league fees and/or gear, please complete our financial assistance form.
 
Questions? Please email treasurer@madisongayhockey.org

USA Hockey Registration 2020

It’s time to register with USA Hockey! For liability reasons, all players must register with USA Hockey. Registration covers one year of play (September 1 to August 31).

IMPORTANT: You will NOT be allowed to step on the ice at a MGHA skills clinic, practice, scrimmage, game, etc., without being registered with USA Hockey.

How to Register with USA Hockey

  1. Go to: www.usahockeyregistration.com.
  2. Click the red “REGISTER NOW” button.
  3. For Registration Type, select “Ice Player/Coach.”
  4. Complete the form. Include payment of $51 ($46 to USAH and $5 to WAHA).
  5. You will receive a registration confirmation email with a confirmation # and bar code. Please forward this email from USA Hockey to our registrar (registrar@madisongayhockey.org).

MGHA needs the entire email in order to scan the bar code and register you with our league.

(Note: If you play in more than one league, you only need to register with USA Hockey once per season.)

Email registrar@madisongayhockey.org with questions or concerns!