6 May

2020-21 Hockey Season Frequently Asked Questions

For the latest information on the 2020-2021 season, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions below.  We will keep this up to date as we learn more, so please check back often.

Q: How can I be notified of Freeze program updates and registration going live?
A:  Online registration will no go live until we have a tryout date.  In the mean time, please visit the Fall Survey page here: 2020-2021 Survey and fill out the brief survey.  This will allow us to keep you up to date with future email communications about tryouts.

Q: When will tryouts for the CBHL 2020-2021 season be held?
A: PVAHA (our USA Hockey affiliate) sets the schedule for tryouts. Tryouts have been postponed indefinitely, and no new date has been set yet. 

Q: What is the process for determining when tryouts will be held?
A: Currently, the ice rinks in Maryland and Virginia remain closed. Once the restrictions on ice rinks are lifted, a date for tryouts will be set. Since the CBHL spans multiple states, tryouts will not be scheduled until all CBHLice rinks in both states are open. Once the rinks are open, it will take approximately 10 days to recreate the ice surfaces. Tier 1 tryouts will likely take place at least 10 days after the rink open date with Tier 2 tryouts taking place one or two weeks after that. All CBHL teams are Tier 2. 

Q: When will online registration for the Freeze 2020-2021 season go live? 
A: Once we have a confirmed date for tryouts, we will begin the process of building the online registration. We will have some internal tasks to complete first. If the season is condensed, we will have to update our budget and adjust the season fees. Once all of the internal tasks are complete, registration will go live. 

Q: What if tryouts are rescheduled during my family vacation or some other conflict?
A: We will offer supplemental tryouts for anyone who cannot attend. Please reach out to Tommy Demers, Freeze Hockey Director to schedule any supplemental tryouts. 

Q: Is the 2020-2021 Fall CBHL season expected to start in September?
A: With no current timeframe for tryouts, it is hard to predict when the season will start. Once the rinks are permitted to open, the PVAHA and the CBHL will work quickly to set a timeline. In a typical season, the CBHL has approximately 4 months between tryouts and the start of games. All CBHL clubs will work together to start the season as soon as it’s allowed and safe to do so. 

Q: How many games should I expect during the 2020-2021 season?
A: At this point, everyone is hoping for a full season. However, if we have a delayed start, the season could be condensed. USA Hockey, PVAHA and the CBHL are all following the situation closely and will come up with a plan as soon as possible. 

Q: My son and daughter haven’t been on the ice in months. Is there any way to have a few skates before tryouts?
A: It is our intention to offer some sort of pre-tryout clinic before tryouts. This will all be based on availability of ice and any league restrictions. As soon as tryout dates are confirmed, we will work to secure ice slots for the pre-tryout clinic.

Q: How often are you communicating with the CBHL, PVAHA, USA Hockey officials?
A: The Freeze is participating in monthly meetings with the CBHL.   PVAHA has implemented a new bi-weekly meeting that includes club Presidents for updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the impact on the upcoming season. We are in regular contact with officials from both the CBHL and PVAHA.  We will work to keep everyone updated based on the outcome of these regular meetings.

7 May

Check out how our Mite B2 team is getting through quarantine without hockey!

Click the HERE to check out what our Mite B2 team has been up to during quarantine. See how they are getting through without hockey & not seeing each other!

8 Apr

2020-2021 Fall Tryout Update

Freeze Families,

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this period of uncertainty.  As you all know, PVAHA has suspended fall tryouts until further notice.  It is our intention to get the fall registration online as soon as possible.  Once Skate Frederick opens and we secure our tryout dates, we will post an update to the Freeze website and communicate via email the new tryout schedule.  In the period of time between the rink opening and our new tryout dates, our plan is to schedule an on-ice clinic leading up to tryouts.  We will communicate details on that as soon as we have them.  In the mean time, keep those skills sharp in the driveway, and don't hesitate to reach out to the Freeze Hockey Director or Board with any questions.  Email addresses can be found here.

27 Mar

Message from Freeze Hockey Director Tommy Demers

Please see this video update from the Frederick Freeze Hockey Director, Tommy Demers by clicking here

We have a few important updates.  First, PVAHA, our USA Hockey affiliate, postponed all tryouts that were originally scheduled to start on April 25.  As soon as they release new tryout dates, we will work with Skate Frederick to schedule our 2020-2021 tryouts.  Our intention is to open registration for tryouts in early April, and we will communicate that to you as soon as registration is live.  The Polar Bear spring hockey tournaments have not been cancelled or postponed as of yet.  We are checking regularly on updates and will inform you of any changes as we are made aware of them. 

It is our intention to keep you informed about any changes in the status of our programs.  We will regularly update the Freeze website and send email communications.   If you have any questions or concerns about either of our programs, please don't hesitate to reach out to Tommy Demers at tln99@hotmail.com.  We thank you all for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.  Stay safe.

24 Mar

CBHL Tryouts Postponed

Tryouts for the 2020-2021 CBHL season are being postponed by our USA Hockey Affiliate (PVAHA).  When more information is released, we will post updates.  For more information on PVAHA, visit https://www.pvaha.org/.

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16 Mar

2020 Spring Polar Bears Team Selections

Thank you to everyone who tried out for Spring Polar Bear teams.  The team selections are posted by tryout number.  Additionally, the head coaches will be sending welcome emails to their teams with more information.  If you have any questions, please email Tommy Demers at tln99@hotmail.com.  

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14 Mar

COVID-19 Update

Frederick Freeze 2019-2020 Banquet CANCELED, tryouts scheduled

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11 Mar

Spring Hockey 2020

Frederick Polar Bears Spring Hockey Tryouts Begin Tonight!

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3 Mar

Freeze Weekly Update

The Pee Wee LA team headed to playoffs last weekend

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25 Feb

Freeze Weekly Update

Pee Wee LA goalies, Zak Atkinson and Carl Borge, shutout the competition this weekend!

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