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Polar Caps 2018 Skate-A-Thon

The Skate-A-Thon is a fundraising event for all members to help earn money to support the West Madison Youth Hockey Association. Participants can ask for donations from businesses, family, neighbors, and others before and after the Skate-A-Thon. While it is not mandatory, all Polar Caps skaters at all levels are encouraged and expected to participate. Even if you cannot make the event, please consider asking friends and family to make a tax deductible donation!

Goals and Use of Funds

Our fundraising goal for this season is to raise $30,000. The money raised is primarily used to support our efforts to bring hockey to underserved members of our community through scholarships, equipment purchases, operating the outdoor rink, and expanding the Hockey is 4 Life initiative (hockeyis4life.org).

How to Donate

To make the process easier, we are using the RallyMe online fundraising service to promote and accept donations. Family, friends, and sponsors may contribute online using their credit card or debit card. They can select your skater's personalized Rally Roster page (instructions below) when they donate.

If they prefer to make a donation offline, checks can be made payable to West Madison Polar Caps and include the skater's name. Checks can be turned in at the Skate-A-Thon or dropped off in the Polar Caps Treasurer mailbox at the rink by December 8, 2018. ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

Link to fundraising: https://www.rallyme.com/rallies/13846/polarcapsfund

How to JOIN and Create a Personalized Page for Your Skater

Go to our Rally page at https://www.rallyme.com/rallies/13846/polarcapsfund. Click on the blue Join Roster button and select Accept to continue. Create an account with RallyMe for your player. Use your player's first and last name for name, fill in an email address for them, and create the password. This will take you to the About You page, where you may upload a profile photo and add a short bio about your player if you would like.

If you have multiple players, you can create a Rally account and personal page for each of them. Logout of the current account profile (link at the top right) and select Join Roster again. Repeat the steps to create another account using your other player's name and a different email address.

You may share the link to your skater's personal Rally Roster page for the Skate-A-Thon with family and friends. All donations made in the name of your skater before December 8, 2018 will be counted for the skater prize categories.

If you have any questions about joining the Rally Roster and creating an account, please contact Jay Uhlinger.

Prizes

Each skater who participates in the Skate-A-Thon will receive a t-shirt. In addition, prizes will be given to skaters who raise money in the following categories:

  • Level 1: $150 -- Polar Caps Winter Hat
  • Level 2: $250 -- Polar Caps Backpack
  • Level 3: $500 -- Polar Caps Sweatshirt and Pants or Hockey Bag
  • Level 4: $750 -- Polar Caps Rink Blanket and Warm Up Set
  • Level 5: $1000 -- Polar Caps Rink Blanket, Warm Up Set and Hockey Bag
  • Level 6: $1500 -- Polar Caps Rink Blanket, Warm Up Set, Hockey Bag and Backpack

The prizes will be awarded and items ordered once the Skate-A-Thon fundraising closes. Skaters name can be added to the Polar Caps gear.

ALL skaters attending the Skate-A-Thon will be added to a raffle for a $100 Pure Hockey gift card and $25 Target gift card. Each group will have their own raffle.

The top TWO teams of earners will win a Rocky’s pizza party including pizza, movie, and games.

Food

Gates & Brovi will provide food for all skaters that attend the Skate-A-Thon.

When and Where

The Skate-A-Thon will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Madison Ice Arena from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Each group will skate on the main ice for up to a half hour according to the schedule below.*

  • 5:15 to 5:45pm -- Initiation and Cross Ice
  • 5:50 to 6:20pm -- RWB
  • 6:25 to 6:55pm -- Squirt and 10U Rink Rat
  • Break for ice resurfacing
  • 7:10 to 7:40pm -- Pee Wee and 12U+ Rink Rat
  • 7:45 to 8:15pm -- Bantam

*Please note that ALL SKATERS MUST WEAR A HELMET while skating. Gloves and sticks are optional.

Families and kids are welcome to stick around for food and games. Pond hockey will be held on the Studio ice and on the Outdoor rink weather permitting throughout the evening.

Pond Hockey:
We'll be running the pond hockey games on the Studio ice. Kids can come play before or after they have skated on the main ice. 

  • 6:10-7:10pm -- 8 year olds and under (Cross Ice, RWB)
  • 7:20-8:20pm -- 9, 10, 11 year olds (Squirts, 10U Rink Rats, younger Pee Wees and 12U Rink Rats)
  • 8:30-9:30pm -- 12, 13, 14 year olds (Bantams, older Pee Wees and 12U Rink Rats)

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS FUN EVENT!

If you have any questions about the Skate-A-Thon or sponsoring, please contact Jamie Beyler.

Registration for 2018-2019 Season

Registration is still open for our Initiation, Cross-Ice, Red/White/Blue, and Rink Rats programs. Go to Register Online for registration information for the 2018-2019 season. Or click the link below to go directly to the skater or coach registration form.