Fall 2020 Season Canceled
After much thought, discussion, and observation, the JAHA Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the Fall 2020 season. When the Board unanimously voted in favor of postponing the season to September 27th, that was made with the caveat that if the COVID-19 situation in Juneau got worse, we would not proceed with the delayed/shortened Fall season for a number of reasons, chiefly public health and logistical concerns. Given that Juneau was in Level 2 alert status at the time this discussion was held in August and is currently in Level 3, the situation is objectively worse and thus we followed through on the cancellation.
Refunds for those players who registered will begin being processed immediately. The refund will go back to the card we have on file for you.
Be aware that this simply means that JAHA itself will not be organizing hockey. As long as Treadwell Arena remains open, there are private rental hours available to the public that can be used for playing hockey at your discretion and in compliance with COVID-19 mitigation protocols in place at the rink. Please visit Treadwell Arena’s website for more information: https://juneau.org/parks-recreation/treadwell-arena
Finally, on a personal note, while I’m saddened by the public health situation in Juneau and hope we can pull out of it quickly, I’m also incredibly proud of all the work put in by your board of volunteers who gathered on short notice and took time out of their lives to thoughtfully and respectfully represent their positions throughout all of these challenging conversations. I hope you will join me in sending them positive vibes and gratitude for their efforts. In the coming months, we will be shifting our focus to the Winter 2021 season and communicating progress to that end as we look to what we hope is a more normal time for all of us.
On behalf of the board, I would also like to extend a huge thank you to you—our membership—as we navigate this hopefully once-in-our-lifetime territory. None of us started 2020 knowing what was in store and we are dealing with something new almost every day. JAHA will be back before you know it.
Stay healthy and we hope to see you on the ice as soon as safely possible,
Juneau Adult Hockey Association