SCGHA REGISTRATION REFUND POLICY
As a valued Sabres member, your safety is our top priority. After the season commences, as a result of the circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to:
· directives from local, provincial, or federal governments or corresponding health authorities;
· an outbreak of COVID-19 within the SCGHA community (players, families, arena staff, external service providers, etc.);
· modification in rules, regulations, insurance coverage and other issues by our governing hockey bodies; therefore,
the SCGHA will make every effort to respond to and mitigate the impact of any unforeseen circumstances as they arise.
In summary, SCGHA Registration Refund Policy is as follows:
IF A PARENT FOREITS THEIR HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION:
Prior to October 1st of current season, a full refund less $50 administration fee for full season.
On or after October 1st, no refunds.
IF A PARENT FOREITS THEIR REP REGISTRATION:
After accepting a position on a Rep team of the current season, a prorated refund will apply based on expenses / ice time used less a $50 administration fee (to be discussed with Head Coach and Team Manager). On or after October 1st, no refunds.
PURCHASES OF APPAREL/JERSEY/EQUIPMENT:
Once production of ordered items has commenced or ordered items have been received, there will be no refunds on any purchases (apparel, jerseys, socks, or branded equipment).
IF THERE IS A SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF THE SEASON DUE TO COVID-19:
Sabres players and families will be required to follow certain mandated protocols designed to promote safety in our SCGHA programs, which may include (but are not limited to) thermal scans, self-reporting, quarantine, medical questionnaires, vaccination mandate, etc. Failure to adhere to the required protocols may result in prohibition from participating in SCGHA programming. In such circumstances, players may not be eligible for a refund.
If current season is cancelled (dependent on cause – OW, Government regulated, etc.), Sabres member will be credited (possibly prorated) for the remaining of the season. SCGHA will make best efforts to provide refunds or credits to the extent it is practicable and commits to, at all times, act on a good faith basis.
NOTE – the SCGHA is a not-for-profit organization run largely by volunteers. SCGHA’s predominant expense related to renting ice for use in our program. Ice contracts are committed to at the beginning of the season. Participant insurance costs and league fees represent our second largest expense. For the current season, the SCGHA has made every effort to include, where possible, contractual provisions (“COVID-19 Clauses”) which provide for a refund or credit of unused ice costs if the involved arena/facility becomes inaccessible due to circumstances beyond the SCGHA’s control, but depending on the arena, our ice costs may or may not be refundable.
(Latest revision May 05/22)