Due to yesterdays (4/23/20) extension of the "Stay at Home" order by Illinois' Governor Pritzker until May 30th, the Vikings have made the decision cancel the 2020 Spring Development Program. All families will be issued a Full Refund. Families should see a refund back on their credit / debit cards within 5-7 days. We all will have to wait just a little while longer to get back on the ice.
Moving forward, the Vikings will offer a Summer Hockey Program to begin in June. The start date has not yet been set due to the possible extension of the "Stay at Home" order past May 30th or other restrictions. As we move near the end of May we hope to be able to announce a targeted start date and fee structure for the Summer Hockey Program. We will have the details listed on our website (www.vikingsyouthhockey.org), our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We will also send everyone an email with registration information as soon as it becomes available. Our intention is to offer a Summer Hockey Program to run roughly four to six weeks taking us until the end of July. There will be a firm cap on the number of skaters we can take so be sure to look for registration details around May 15th.
Beginning in August we plan on offering our normal "Pre Season Mini Clinics" which will lead us into fall tryouts (Goalie Clinic, Defense, Puck Skills & Power Skate and Conditioning). Tentatively we are planning on Jr Vikes Mite and Vikings Midget Tryouts to begin August 15th and U10, U12 & U14 Tryouts to begin August 30th. Again this is all tentative however we want everyone to have an idea of our timing goals.
For families who are new to the Vikings, I encourage you to check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed to view some of our players doing their at home player videos. We call it "Show us What Ya Got". There have been some great videos produced and more are sure to come. There may even be a couple surprises coming up soon to watch.
I want to thank you for your patience and support of the Vikings Hockey Club both now and in the future. We are so thankful for our players and their families, we miss you. For now, keep working on your game off the ice. We all will get through this together.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Hockey
Vikings Hockey Director
How Exciting is This!!!
We are so thrilled to report that today Payton started back to school! He drove his own car, parked, and walked back into Lincoln Way East to finish his senior year. So amazing! He has a few more weeks of intensive rehab (2-3 hours/day, 5 days/week). By the end of January he will only need outpatient therapy, after school, a few days/week. Payton was released by the surgeon to begin agility training to continue to improve his overall coordination. He’s been running for about 2 weeks now and can already see improvements. He’s still in good spirits and is looking forward to all that comes with finishing up high school. Prom, picking his college, graduation, and being with his friends.
There’s so much to be thankful for with his recovery. The support from others has been incredible. We appreciate every prayer and good thought for Payton. Thank you again for being there for our family!
The Vikings Youth Hockey Club is an organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of competitive hockey, as well as providing the recreational and competitive benefits of this great sport. It is our goal to teach the fundamental skills of hockey, develop the whole player, and emphasize the fun of playing the game. Welcome to our site.