Dear Supporters of Midcoast Community Ice,
As you are likely aware by now, we were not able to host the Skate-a-thon on Thursday March 12th as planned. First of all, we want to express our sympathy and concern for all of those impacted by the COVID 19 virus in ways big and small.
As for the Skate-a-thon, we want to acknowledge the remarkable generosity and enthusiasm in the community and the display of support for our campaign to build the new multi-purpose ice arena. Thank you, we are humbled by your support! While we were unable to skate on March 12th, the skate-a-thon is not cancelled. We will extend the pledge campaign through the weekend to Sunday March 15 so please continue to make and seek new pledges and help us reach our goal of $25,000 which will equate to $50,000 with our 1:1 match. Furthermore, our match is good all the way up to $50,000 raised on our part so let’s not hesitate and keep going.
We are asking all skaters who have received contributions to do their part and complete their commitment by dedicating Sunday March 15th to fulfill their skate-a-thon commitment in a manner of their own choosing such as shooting 100 pucks in the driveway, stickhandling for 30 minutes, running a mile or making a similar commitment. Once we learn more and better understand the evolving public health situation, we will also organize a community event in lieu of the Skate-a-thon where we can come together to celebrate the success of the campaign and share more about plans for the new rink.
While many contributions have been collected online, we will be communicating shortly about how skaters can turn in envelopes with checks or cash collected. Please do not hesitate to email the address below with any questions.
The Community Ice Team
Update from Midcoast Community Ice (3/7/20):
Together we will raise a rink for the Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, and Freeport region! Our skate-a-thon to support this cause has had a strong start. The pledge total has quickly climbed to over $10,000, and each dollar donated will be matched at least 100% by our generous sponsors. Please consider giving today to help us build this multipurpose facility that will have positive and lasting impacts on families and children!
-The Midcoast Community Ice Team
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Coming March 12th from 6-8:00 PM at Watson Arena to all supporters of MidCoast Youth Hockey! A Skate-A-Thon to raise money for MidCoast Community Ice, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization working to build and operate an indoor multi-purpose arena for the Bath, Brunswick, and Topsham region.
All MCYH families will receive printed packets and more info at the rink on Sunday, March 1st. A digital packet of the skater materials is available HERE.
Visit charity.gofundme.com/midcoastice to learn more about this exciting fundraising event, and to sponsor a skater or make a general donation.
Follow these MidCoast Community Ice links for more info and updates:
Coming! Opening celebration for Midcoast Community Ice next Friday, January 24th from 5:30 - 8:30 at Seacoast United in Topsham.
Lots of game action this weekend featuring both U10 teams at the Ice Vault as well as the U12s at Watson.
More great photos here:
Welcome to Midcoast Learn To Play Hockey!
Please see the calendar on the right-hand side of this page for upcoming events. Also for new skaters and parents, please see the "New Players / FAQs" section on the menu bar for more info about the LTPH program, equipment requirements, and more. If you have any other questions, please contact our Director of Development, Sebastien Leclerc.
From the February 11th edition of the Brunswick Times Record
State Tournament, March 1-3, host Biddeford. Top eight teams will qualify.
State Tournament, February 22-24, host MCSA (Camden/Rockport). Top eight teams will qualify.
Winners of the T3 state tournaments will be invited to regional (New England) tournaments. Dates and locations of these are as yet unknown. They follow the same eight team format as our state tournaments and are played between Friday evening and late Sunday afternoon. One of our tier 3 teams went in the 2016-2017 season and their season was effectively extended until March 26th. We did schedule additional practices and scrimmages in the month between the Maine and New England Tournaments.
We expect Tier 3 players to be available for state tournaments. However, because of the uncertainty related to New England tournaments both in terms of timing and qualification we appreciate the fact that many families make travel plans that require significant familial resources and early planning.