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CAHA is CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AS A HOCKEY ASSOCIATION LEADER

1967-2017

 

CAHA is the premier Central Ohio Youth Hockey Organization and has been active since 1967. The central theme of CAHA is to provide the proper instruction of ice hockey fundamentals for boys and girls who range in age from 5-14 years old, as well as to provide an environment for the young athletes to continue developing athletic skills. A non-profit organization governed by the rules and regulations of USA Hockey, CAHA offers three levels of hockey instruction--the Initiation League, the House League, and the Travel League.

Looking for information on your favorite travel or house team?  Go to the Travel and House Teams page at the top. 

Looking for information on CAHA?  Look at the pages on the left.

And all the latest news is just below.

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Girls Hockey Day - Saturday, February 10, 2018
01/18/2018
Girls Hockey Day - Saturday, February 10, 2018 Calling all...
CHILLER ANNOUNCES EXPANSION
01/16/2018
COLUMBUS, OHIO – With demand for ice at unprecedented levels...
Future Westerville Warcats Night
01/04/2018
FUTURE WARCATS NIGHT Special Invitation  for Westerville ...
2018 Spring Tune Up Clinic with HTC and Darcy Cahill
12/20/2017
USA Hockey Practice Plans 14U and under
11/22/2017
USA Hockey is providing free downloadable practice planners for...
WASHING YOUR HOCKEY JERSEYS
11/07/2016
RECOMMENDED CARE FOR YOUR HOCKEY JERSEYS!!!   Wash...
NEW PARKING RULES DOWNTOWN ICE HAUS
10/15/2016
NEW PARKING PROCEDURES FOR THE ICE HAUS PLEASE FOLLOW NEW INSTRUCTIONS...
PUSH FOR SLED HOCKEY DONATE USED EQUIPMENT!!
10/06/2016
Below is information about an important way in which we can support...
Email Reminders and Updating Records
10/15/2007
If you are not receiving emails from your Coach or from the website,...
 
Girls Hockey Day - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Girls Hockey Day - Saturday, February 10, 2018

Calling all female hockey players! Join the Columbus Blue Jackets as we host the 2nd Annual Girls Hockey Day on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Girls Hockey Day will include a skill development clinic at the outdoor rink at Winter Park (across from Nationwide Arena) featuring Lisa Chesson (OSU Alumn, Olympic Silver Medalist - 2010 Vancouver, and NWIHL Buffalo Beaut), and Emily West, USA Hockey ADM Manager - Female Hockey, a Q&A session with members from USA Hockey and the local hockey community, discounted tickets for Blue Jackets vs. Devils 7pm game.

The skill development clinic will be offered for all levels of girls (ages 6-14) with learn to play/house/rec/travel level experience. Participant must supply her own equipment. Space is limited.

The clinic will focus on skill stations and small area games in a fun environment as supported through a set of guidelines designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential through the USA Hockey American Development Model. Qualified instructors will include Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Development staff members, Olympic Silver Medalist Lisa Chesson, and special guests. (Appearances subject to change.)

 

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER


by posted 01/18/2018
CHILLER ANNOUNCES EXPANSION

COLUMBUS, OHIO – With demand for ice at unprecedented levels in Central Ohio, the OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and JMAC, Inc., parent company of the Chillers and National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, are excited to announce expansion plans to add a third ice sheet at Chiller North, located in Lewis Center.  Construction will begin soon with the goal of opening the new ice surface in December 2018.

 The expansion at Chiller North, which will encompass approximately 30,000 square feet at a cost of $5 million, will be the third major Chiller project overseen by Rodgers Incorporated, including construction of Chiller North in 2004 and the NTPRD Chiller in Springfield in 2014.

 “As youth and amateur hockey and skating programs continue to grow in Columbus, the timing is right for us to add to our nine existing ice sheets,” said Wendy Herb, President and General Manager of the OhioHealth Chillers. “Our team is focused on providing the resources and opportunities for area youth and adults to participate in ice sports and recreation, and this additional rink will certainly help us do that.”

 The Chiller North expansion will add one regulation National Hockey League rink, 200 x 85 feet, four public locker rooms with shower facilities, as well as two larger private locker rooms that can serve as home base for area high school or travel hockey teams.  The additional sheet of ice will provide approximately 80 weekly hours for high demand programming at the facility. 

 Chiller North is home to several area high school, youth and travel hockey programs.  Additional programs include:  the Blue Jackets Hockey School, Jr. Jackets Learn to Play and Learn to Skate classes, the Chiller Adult Hockey League, public skating sessions, birthday parties and private group rentals.

 Mike Priest, President of JMAC, Inc. and the Blue Jackets, said growing the game of hockey at a grassroots level through participation opportunities has been a long-term commitment and passion of the McConnell family and the NHL club.

 “The McConnell family, along with our Chiller staff and Blue Jackets team, is proud to provide opportunities for families and individuals of all ages to learn and play hockey and other ice sports,” he said.  “For nearly 25 years, our organizations have worked tirelessly to grow the game and we continue to meet increased demand through expanded locations, rinks and programming.”

 In Central Ohio in 1993 there was one two-rink Chiller facility located in Dublin and one youth hockey association comprised of 200 players, along with one varsity high school team, six adult teams made up of 100 players and 1,000 participants in skating and hockey classes. 

 In 2018, there are nine rinks at six Chiller facilities and six youth hockey organizations made up of over 3,000 players, along with 12 varsity, 16 junior varsity and five club programs for high school student-athletes, 209 adult teams with over 3,000 players and over 50,000 participants in skating and hockey classes.  An estimated, 1,000,000 guests visit the OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks each year.

 The Chillers Ice Rinks were established in 1993 with the opening of the Dublin location, which was the first of now six facilities including:  Easton, Worthington, North and Springfield, as well as the OhioHealth Ice Haus, the Blue Jackets’ practice rink at Nationwide Arena.

 -Chillers -  


by posted 01/16/2018
Future Westerville Warcats Night

FUTURE WARCATS NIGHT

Special Invitation  for Westerville  YOUTH  Hockey Players

Register @www.Warcats.org

 

If you are an Elementary School or Middle School Hockey Player and you live or attend school in Westerville, join us for a fun-filled night of HOCKEY, PIZZA, and PRIZES. We want to recognize YOU as a FUTURE WESTERVILLE WARCATS HOCKEY PLAYER!!

 

 

Saturday,  February 10, 2018

Ohio Health Chiller North

8144 Highfield Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035

 

6:45 – 7:15

▪         Pizza and Meet-n-Greet with Warcats Coaches

▪         Warcats Board Members will also be available to answer parent questions.

 

 

7:30 – 9:00pm

▪     Cheer on the Varsity Warcats vs. Newark Generals - Game is FREE

▪     Celebrate our Graduating Seniors

▪     Future Warcats will be recognized at start of game.

▪     Prizes, Raffles, Auctions, etc…

 

Please note, this is not a drop-off event. The Warcats Organization is not responsible for childcare/supervision.


by posted 01/04/2018
2018 Spring Tune Up Clinic with HTC and Darcy Cahill


by posted 12/20/2017
USA Hockey Practice Plans 14U and under

USA Hockey is providing free downloadable practice planners for 10U-14U age classifications.  These manuals provide practice plans and materials needed for coaches at their respective age group. Each manual is a small sample of resources that are available and will provide you links to additional information for each section.

 

Sections Include

Athlete Development

Long-Term Athlete Development

Practice Planning

Warmup

Practice Plans

Cool Down

 

Areas of Focus

Body Contact

Goaltending

Small-Area Games

Dryland Training

 

To download your free coaches’ practice planner, please click here to be directed to USAHockey.com.

 


by posted 11/22/2017
WASHING YOUR HOCKEY JERSEYS

RECOMMENDED CARE FOR YOUR HOCKEY JERSEYS!!!

 

  • Wash the hockey jersey inside-out. Turn the jersey inside-out, then place it into the washer. Doing so will help to preserve the jersey's fabric and make it less faded.

 

  • Use color-safe detergent. Washing your hockey jersey is safe detergent negates the fading effects of regular detergent. Purchase color-safe detergent at your local department store.

 

  • Wash the jersey in a gentle washing cycle and in COLD water. Unlike hot water, the cold water will not shrink the jersey. The gentle cycle of the washer allows your jersey to stay intact. In addition, the gentle cycle will keep your jersey looking soft and feeling comfortable.

 

  • LET IT AIR DRY DO NOT PUT IN DRYER. Just like the hot water, the hot air of a dryer will shrink your hockey jersey and loosen the adhesion of the silkscreen LOGOS, numbers and names. To properly dry your hockey jersey, put it on a hanger and hang it up in a dry place. If you have a clothes line, you can hang your jersey up outside. It should take at least 45 minutes to air dry.  If you have to use the dryer, use only the AIR SETTING and NO FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS!!

 

  • Hang up your jersey in a dry place. Once it's done drying, place it in a closet or somewhere that is not filled with moisture. Moisture will make the jersey uncomfortable when you decide to wear it again.

Have a great Hockey Season!!






     
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by posted 11/07/2016
NEW PARKING RULES DOWNTOWN ICE HAUS

NEW PARKING PROCEDURES FOR THE ICE HAUS

PLEASE FOLLOW NEW INSTRUCTIONS OR FACE BIG FINES

The Chiller has provided this fact sheet

Ice Haus Parking FAQ

 

Q: What is the name and location of the garage?

A: This garage is named the Arena Garage located at 365 Brodbelt Ln., Columbus, Ohio 43215. Please go to http://arenadistrict.com /parking/ for a copy of the parking map.

 

Q: What lane do I use to enter?

A: Please use the far right lane when entering the garage.

Enter Here

 

 

Q: When exiting the facility which lane do you use?

A: The far right lane (North)

Exit Here

 

 

Q: How does the new system work during a hockey game or an event?

A: The garage will allow access to a limited number of Ice Haus coaches, referee's, players and parents.

 

  • At the entrance, the parker will provide his or her name to the ambassador to be verified by the list of names provided by Chiller staff
  • Once the name is verified, the ambassador will scan a prox card that will dispense a bar code ticket to the parker
  • The ticket provided will give provide 2 hours and 15 minutes ··or" 4 hours and 15 minutes of free parking  as allocated  and approved  by the Chiller staff.
  • Ice Haus parking is based on a first come first served basis. The equipment enhancements allow for a monitored system of Ice Haus patrons specific entrances and exits in order to consistently accommodate the allotment provided.
  • Ifyou depart after the free allotted time of 2 hours and 15 minutes or 4 hours and 15 minutes the customer will be charged $50 to exit the facility and must pay the pay in lane station by cash or credit card

 

Q: Why will it cost $50 if you stay longer than the allotted free time of 2 hours and I 5 minutes or 4 hours and  15 minutes?

A: We are encouraging patrons of the Ice Haus to be mindful of the limited space we have and encourage parking space turnover for the next team, players, and coaches. We have also experienced patrons using the free Ice Haus parking accommodation to attend a CBJ game.

 

 

 

Q: What do customers do on a non-event day/night?
A: On days/nights that the Arena does not have a conflicting event, the Ice Haus Patron will pull a ticket from the machine and enter the parking garage.

 
     
   

 

The patron should take the bar coded ticket with them to the front desk of the Ice Haus and they will validate the ticket for up to 2 hours and 15 minutes "or" 4 hours and 15 minutes of free parking  depending on what event or group you are with. Ifyou depart after the free allotted time, you will be charged the daily max of $9.00. As you depart, you will insert your ticket at the exit and the gate will open if you have left within  the allotted free time   provided.

 

 

Q: What if my ticket is not scanning?

A: Push the call assistance button on the top right of the pay in lane machine and a 24/7 command center staff member will be available to assist you while you are being monitored on an IP camera.

 
 

 

 

Q: What type of payment does the new equipment accept?

A: Cash or credit card (VISA, MC, Discover, AMEX)

 

 

Q: What if the garage is full?

A: You will need to utilize one of the other parking facilities and pay the daily rate. Please go to http://arenadistrict.com/parking/ for a copy of the parking map.

 

 


by posted 10/15/2016
PUSH FOR SLED HOCKEY DONATE USED EQUIPMENT!!

Below is information about an important way in which we can support our sled hockey friends.  Please look it over and bring in any hockey gear that you are no longer in need of including old bags, skates, sticks - broken or not, pads etc.

The gear will be repurposed to help adults and kids who have been disabled by illness, injury, or birth defects.

This gear drive will begin on October 1st, 2016.  There will be collection boxes at Chiller North, Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Ice Works and the Ice Haus.

For more information please go to pushforsledhockey.wixsite.com/sled < >.

Zachary Rodier
Founder of PUSH


by posted 10/06/2016
Email Reminders and Updating Records

If you are not receiving emails from your Coach or from the website, please use the following directions to update your member record(s):

We Also now have a GREAT new feature to introduce to you.  You can now sign up to receive game and practice email reminders for times assigned to your skater's team.  By default, this feature is OFF.  To turn it on, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: From the home page, click on the "Edit My Account" button in the lower left hand corner

Step 2: Enter in your email address and password (you created this when you registered online).  If you don't remember your password, enter your email address and click the submit button (with the password line left blank).  Your password will be emailed to you.

Step 3: Click on your skaters record

Step 4: Check the email reminders box for Games, Practices or Both.

Step 5: Confirm, change or add an email address in the "Email Address" box (use a comma to separate multiple email address'

Step 6: Click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page to submit your changes.


by posted 10/15/2007
In the OSU Hockey Tickets
OSU Hockey Tickets (Click Here)

Lower bowl tickets to the OSU vs. MSU hockey game on 2/3 at 7 PM.