Capital City Vipers Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Updated March 30, 2020
At the Capital City Vipers, we are all a family and nothing is more important to us than the safety and wellness of our Vipers family. We have been closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and its impact to upcoming activities of which is highlighted below. This page will continue to be updated as we know more.
It is times like these where our core values of family and community become most visible. By deciding to temporarily postpone hockey activities, we believe we are committing to respect and value our neighbors both inside and outside of our hockey family. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
End-of-Season Raffle Fundraiser
Even though the banquet is being postponed, we are going to hold the raffle drawing virtually on Saturday, April 4th on our Facebook page. If you still have tickets that you haven't turned in, please mail them to Cara Flod (please refer to your email for more information).
End of Season Banquet
As a result of the Governor's "strong encouragement" that "all large gatherings, especially those of 250 or more, be either canceled or postponed", we are postponing the end of season banquet. There will be more details coming shortly, but we will likely hold the banquet in late July or early August so we can turn it into a celebration of the previous season AND the next season alike. The team-donated prize baskets will be kept until that date.
USA Hockey has postponed all travel evaluations until further notice. We will post updated dates when we have more information.
At this time, all pre-evaluation clinics are being postponed until we have more information from USA Hockey as to when they intend to hold travel evaluations.
Recreational Registration Clinics
At this time, all recreational registration clinics are being postponed until Governor Wolf lifts restricts on Cumberland and Dauphin counties.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns not addressed here, please reach out.
May 7: We have revised our DVHL travel registration and contracting procedures. More information can be found in our Registration and Payment Update for the 2020-21 Season blog post.
Mar 30: USA Hockey has postponed tryouts indefinitely for all travel players. The Vipers will also be continuing to postpone all pre-evaluation clinics and recreational registration clinics until further notice. We will update everyone as soon as we can with more details on rescheduling.
Looking for something to do? Check out the 10,000 Puck Challenge.
Mar 23: Please see the new section on this page for the End-of-Season Raffle Fundraiser. We have no update yet from USA Hockey on setting new evaluation dates. We will update here when we learn more.
Mar 16: Updated information from USA Hockey indicating 10U and 12U evaluations will likely be no earlier than April 7th.
What Can I do to Help?
We recognize that players and parents alike are passionate about hockey and will be disappointed about the impact of COVID-19. As coaches, directors and parents alike, we too are extremely disappointed for the need to restrict activities. That said, for us to to be able to get back to the rink as quickly as possible, we ask that you heed the recommendation to limit exposure to groups of individuals as much as possible.