In the event Hendersonville Parks and Recreation Department's lightning detection system detects a lightning event and sounds an alarm (single horn sound), all players, coaches, referees, officials, scorekeepers and members of the Board of Directors MUST exit the rink playing surface and bench areas and seek shelter immediately.
No persons will be allowed inside chain link fenced areas (including the rink surface and bench areas) after a single horn or while the strobe mounted to the baseball field concession stand is illuminated.
Only after a triple-horn sounds and the strobe mounted to the baseball field concession stand is no longer illuminated will return to the rink and bench areas be allowed. This is generally referred to as the All Clear Signal.
In the event Hendersonville Parks Department's lightning detection system detects an event during gameplay or practice time and sounds an alert, the following rules apply:
Immediately evacuate the rink and bench areas and seek shelter.
Gameplay and/or practice cannot resume until the All Clear Signal is given.
Practices can resume after the All Clear Signal is given unless the regularly scheduled end of practice time has already been reached. If the end of the regularly scheduled practice time has passed, then that scheduled practice is over and the rink must be available to the next scheduled team.
Games will resume once the All Clear Signal is given provided that the next scheduled game is not delayed.
Regularly scheduled game times will not be delayed to accommodate a game which has been delayed due to the lightning detection system.
Any player that elects to withdraw from the league before the first game of the season will receive a full refund less any paid by the league for that player, such as jerseys or AAU Hockey fees. We will not provide a refund after the first game of the season.
We will make every attempt to play the games according to our posted schedule. However, if the weather conditions make it unsafe to play games, we will postpone the games and reschedule them as soon as possible. The rescheduled games may be played later that day, during the following week, or on upcoming weekends. Once games are postponed, we will send notice via SportsEngine to all affected teams, coaches and officials.
We attempt to send this notice at least 30 minutes before game time. Please keep in mind that this will not always be possible.
Coaches will make every attempt to hold practices as scheduled. However, if weather conditions make it unsafe to practice, coaches are responsible for informing their team. Once a coach makes the decision to cancel practice, they will send notice via SportsEngine to their team.
HIHA's Board of Directors serve as volunteers and cannot be at the rink every time a practice is scheduled; as such, HIHA's Board cannot necessarily be aware of weather affecting the playing surface.
Typically, if a practice is cancelled then it is not rescheduled.
We do not accept registrations after the season cut-off date. However, we do maintain a waiting list. Any player that chooses to withdrawal during the season will have his position filled on a first-come, first serve basis from the waiting list.
All forms must be completed during the registration process. Forms below are for reference only.