AYHA Loans Gear to Members, News (Athens Youth Hockey Association | Athens Ohio | Bird Arena)

News Article
News Article Image
Jul 20, 2013 | Valerie Young | 1440 views
AYHA Loans Gear to Members
AYHA and Bird Arena have a good stock of player gear for ages 10 and under, and some gear for older players.  AYHA members can borrow this gear at no charge for off-season practice and hockey schools as well as during the season. To have your player fit, or re-fit, with gear for the coming season, contact the Registrar, Valerie Young, [email protected]. 

To be fit (or refit) for gear, your player must be registered for the coming season.  "Registered" means that Registrar has received your completed registration forms and the $100 deposit (or the $75 first-half payment for Mini-Mites).  Registered players can arrange for gear fitting by contacting the AYHA Registrar ([email protected]) or Bird Arena's Phil Oberlin ([email protected]).

Gear is available first-come, first served. AYHA does not guarantee that we have gear to fit your player, but we have a substantial supply for ages 10-and-under, and some for older players. Typically, we accommodate everyone who needs gear.  Many families start to buy gear in their second or third season, as Christmas or birthday presents.  You can buy some items, and borrow others from AYHA.  A need to purchase gear can be considered in an application for financial assistance (playership).  AYHA gear can be worn by your player for any ice hockey activity.

AYHA does not loan or supply underwear, jock/jill shorts, socks, or mouthguards. These are the player's responsibility.  Mouthguards are required. Players should have their own skates.  AYHA does not maintain a supply of skates, but we can often help you find a pair of used skates that will fit. 

AYHA gear is primarily donated by families whose players have outgrown it. That is an important statement from the AYHA family of our commitment to welcome new players.  If you are an AYHA family with outgrown gear in the closet, write AYHA on it in black permanent marker and bring it to Bird Arena. 

AYHA and Bird Arena try to monitor to state of the gear we have in stock, but items go in and out frequently as members exchange for larger sizes.  Also, gear wears while your player wears it. Monitor the state of your player's gear.  If you have a question, ask your coach after practice, or ask a member of Bird Arena's hockey staff.  Gear that is worn out, or worn improperly, will not protect your player.  Proper gear is, ultimately, the responsibility of the parent.
Sponsors
O'Nail-Hartman Insurance
The O’Nail-Hartman Insurance Agency (OHI) is a full-service Logan and Athens Ohio insurance provider that has been serving Southeastern Ohio since 1964. We take great pride in the fact that a large component of our growth has been derived from the positive personal experiences of our policyholders. We believe this is our best advertisement.
L'Heureux Properties
Athens and Nelsonville commercial and residential property management and the family that helped begin the youth hockey program in Athens over fifty years ago.
Kroner Animal Care
Kroner Animal Care, Inc. is here to provide quality veterinay services and products. We have a variety of diagnostic testing equipment, such as in-house bloodwork machines, digital radiography, and dental radiography. Laser surgery is also an option for most surgical procedures. We stock a large selection of Hills’ Science Diet feline and canine food, as well as prescription food and treats. Also, we carry Lupine collars and leashes with lifetime guarantees, odor eliminating candles, flea prevention, heartworm prevention, pill pockets, and Greenies. Our kennel features 35 individual canine runs in our temperature controlled building, as well as outdoor covered runs and a large fenced in play yard. While the feline population enjoy individual kitty condos in a separate room. We provide Science Diet Sensitive Stomach food for all of our boarding patrons, but encourage those on a special diet or still eating puppy or kitten food to bring their food from home. Discounts are available for extended stays or for multiple pets, and for your convenience we are open from 5-6pm on Sundays for boarding departures and arrivals. Courtney Tuck, our professional certified groomer is available Monday thorugh Friday for grooming appointments for both canines and felines. For those pets less willing to enjoy a day at the spa, sedation is an option. Services range from a basic bath and brush, to painted nails and styled trims. Our friendly and helpful staff would be happy to schedule your veterinary appointments, as well as appointments for grooming and boarding reservations.
Red Tail Design
Athens owned and operated full-service design company that handles a broad range of projects including web design & development, print/layout design, branding, logos, advertising design, custom woodworking, and fabrication
SJB Properties
Thanks to the Bortle family, owners of Fairfield and Hampton Inns and long time supporters of Athens Youth Hockey.
The Athens Real Estate Company
Founded in 2007, The Athens Real Estate Company is the largest, most innovative, creative and forward-thinking real estate company in southeast Ohio. At the core of our business philosophy is a commitment to extraordinary service, honesty, and clear communication.