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Upcoming 2021-22 Season

Registration for the 2021-2022 season will open on August 5th.  Until then, there are multiple opportunities for new and returning players to hit the ice:

Some spring and summer hockey opportunities are listed here on our website.

New and beginning skaters can sign up for spring and summer skating lessons through the MII Skating School. See the Skating Schools list of spring and summer offerings here.

 To see a list of our regular season program offerings, see our program options page here.

Returning to hockey after a year off? Skaters that did not participate in the 2020-21 season due to concerns over Covid-19 should not feel that the game of hockey has passed them by...far from it! Hockey is a life-long pursuit and taking a season or two off isn’t a make or break deal. Polar Caps are here to welcome you back and there will always be a place for you.

Get your young athlete out on the ice this fall with the Polar Caps new Learn to Play program.  

The 5-week twice weekly session is specially designed for new skaters, and focuses on developing basic foundation skating and hockey skills in your young player.  They will have a blast learning and playing alongside their future Polar Caps teammates!   

The current Learn to Play session is scheduled to run Wednesday evenings from 5:15-6:15pm and Saturday mornings  from 10:15-11:15 a.m. beginning Sept 8th, through Oct 9th 2021, and costs just $80 for in district skaters.  

Due to ice maintenance at our home rink, Madison Ice Arena, the first few weeks of this Learn to Play session will take place at Hartmeyer Ice Arena on Commercial Ave. on Madison's near-east side, but will return to Madison Ice Arena in mid September.

Coaches Meeting - August 26th - 8pm - Roosevear Room

Competitive Level All Polar Cap Coaches Meeting - August 26th - 8pm - Roosevear Room

Our all-volunteer club is lucky to have experienced coaches and a pretty decent mentorship model, so we don't have many meetings. But this is one of the important ones...please try to make it. Mark it on your calendars now.

If you plan to coach squirts, peewees, or bantams, let me know only if you can't make it.

If you have not coached with us in the past, but would consider doing it this year, please attend.  

If you coach at the RWB level and would like exposure to the older age groups, feel free to join us. We need to have a deep bench, continually refreshed, to be strong from year to year.  

Thursday, August 26  8pm Rosevear Room at Madison Ice Arena

We'll get through all the important items within an hour, pending discussion. Then we'll have unstructured social time for (re)introductions after a year of masking and trying not to overlap in the rink.  

If you have questions about the meeting, or about coaching at these levels, please reach out to me!  jediahw@gmail.com

Bob Suter Memorial Hockey Game

WMPC families please consider attending the 1st Annual 'Bob Suter Memorial Classic' on Thursday, July 29th. 

The flyer (below) has all the details and ticket options for the game. It should be an awesome event and assist in the Capitols efforts to reach their goal of 100 sets of hockey equipment for our local youth hockey organizations. It will also be a great way to bring the hockey community together and honor Bob.

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Hockey Equipment Rental

Equipment Returns:

If you still need to turn in rental equipment, please contact us to arrange a time at equipment@westmadisonpolarcaps.com

Please place all equipment being returned in the bag received from the Polar Caps or in a large heavy duty garbage bag. All returns will be done in the parking lot at Madison Ice Arena so that you do not have to enter the rink.

Equipment Rentals:
We are making hockey equipment available for rental for the 2020-2021 season from the Polar Caps. Equipment typically includes shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, breezers (hockey pants), gloves, and helmet (we recommend getting your own helmet, especially this season). Note that sticks and skates are not provided with rental equipment.

Rental fee is $50 and equipment deposit is $50.

If you need to rent or exchange equipment, please email us at:  equipment@westmadisonpolarcaps.com

Link to Polar Caps Daily COVID-19 Check-In Form

Please fill out this online attendance and health screening form prior to each scheduled practice or activity. Parents / Guardians must complete this form for their players. Coaches and volunteers should complete it for themselves.

Questions?

New to hockey? Want to learn more about the Polar Caps? Have a question and not sure who to contact?

info@westmadisonpolarcaps.com

Polar Caps - Changing the Game Video

Before the start of the 2016 season, the West Madison Polar Caps Hockey club was faced with a problem: too many skaters and not enough ice. After exploring many different options and in partnership with Madison Ice, we elected to build a new rink in the parking lot. What started as a novel solution blossomed into a major community building process -- connecting coaches, parents, neighbors and players, changing how we looked at hockey and producing some surprising results.