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New substitute registration
Wednesday p.m. game
Saturday a.m. game
Skater or Goalie?
Years of Hockey Experience
For Skaters: Preferred Position
Estimated Skill Level
Low D level
High D Level
Low C Level
Mid/High C Level
B or A Elite Level
Definition of Skill Levels (Click to Expand)
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DHC Skill Level Explanations:
Learning to skate and developing basic passing/shooting skills. (Often < 3 months adult experience)
Low D - Beginning player
: Can complete a full speed forward lap around the rink. Likely cannot skate backward at full speed with control or perform a full speed hockey stop on
sides. Can possibly perform basic forward crossovers. Has basic passing/shooting skills but lacks accuracy. (Often < 1 yr of adult experience)
High D - Beginning player:
Has more skating control at full speed and with decent edge control. Can possibly stop full speed on both sides and perform high speed front/back crossovers. Decent backward skating skills at full speed. Slightly more advanced passing/shooting skills, but does not play fully "heads up." Understands basic positioning/strategy. (Often 1 to 2 yrs adult experience).
Low C - Intermediate player:
Full control when skating forward/backward. Understands positioning and can regularly get open to receive passes. Higher level of passing/shooting accuracy and more advanced stick-handling skills. (Often 2-5 yrs adult experience).
Mid to High C - Skilled Intermediate player:
Excellent full speed forward/backward skating skills. Passes/shoots with a very high level of accuracy. Can likely stick-handle, pass, and shoot with "heads up" level control (vs looking down to make sure the puck is still there).
Note: We have only a few mid/high C level players. Those that play with our club tend to skate for the extra exercise/practice and tend to "play down" a level or they'd be going coast to coast every time.
B and A - Advanced & Elite players:
While we welcome advanced skaters from time to time, our games are almost always too low and slow for you and with the availability of rat hockey in Chicago you'd likely make better use of your time (and money) playing elsewhere. That said, please don't hesitate to email us about playing if you are just looking for a laid back game and enjoy working with beginner players (who typically like the opportunity to ask advanced skaters for tips).
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It is the purpose of this agreement to exempt, waive and relieve releasees from liability for personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death, including if caused by negligence, including the negligence, if any, of releasees. “Releasees” include DHC Hockey LLC, its affiliate associations, local associations, member teams, event hosts, other participants, coaches, officials, sponsors, advertisers, and each of them, their officers, directors, agents and employees. For and in consideration of the undersigned's participation with DHC Hockey LLC, its owners and affiliates, local associations and member teams (all referred to together as DHC) and being allowed to participate in DHC events and member team activities, participant (and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of participant, if applicable) waive, release and relinquish any and all claims for liability and cause(s) of action, including for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death occurring to participant, arising out of participation in DHC events, member team activities, the sport of ice hockey, and/or activities incidental thereto, whenever or however they occur and for such period said activities may continue, and by this agreement any such claims, rights, and causes of action that participant (and participant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if applicable) may have are hereby waived, released and relinquished, and participant (and parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) does(do) so on behalf of my/our and participant’s heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and assume all risks relating to ice hockey and any member team activities, and understand that ice hockey and member team activities involve risks to participant’s person including bodily injury, partial or total disability, paralysis and death, and damages which may arise therefrom and that I/we have full knowledge of said risks. These risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the participant or the negligence of others, including the “releasees” identified above. These risks and dangers include, but are not limited to, those arising from participating with bigger, faster and stronger participants, and these risks and dangers will increase if participant participates in ice hockey and member team activities in an age group or skill level above or below that which participant would normally participate in.
I/We further acknowledge that there may be risks and dangers not known to us or not reasonably foreseeable at this time. Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and agree that all of the risks and dangers described throughout this agreement, including those caused by the negligence of participant and/or others, are included within the waiver, release and relinquishment described in the preceding paragraph. I/We agree to abide by and be bound under the rules of DHC.
Participant (and participant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), if applicable) acknowledge, understand and assume the risks, if any, arising from the conditions and use of ice hockey rinks and related premises and acknowledge and understand that included within the scope of this waiver and release is any cause of action including any cause of action based on negligence) arising from the performance, or failure to perform, maintenance, inspection, supervision or control of said areas and for the failure to warn of dangerous conditions existing at said rinks, for negligent selection of certain releasees, or negligent supervision or instruction by releasees. As further consideration for registration and participation in DHC events and member team activities, participant (and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of participant, if applicable), hereby (1) consents and agrees that DHC, its licensees and designees may make video and/or audio recordings of and/or otherwise film, photograph or memorialize some or all of participant’s participation in such events and activities, and (2) grants to DHC, its licensees, designees, successors and assigns, aworldwide,perpetual,irrevocable,fully-paid,royalty-free,transferable and sublicenseable right and license to use, copy and disseminate participant’s image and personal attributes, and to modify and present same in any form, manner and media, now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose whatsoever. If the law in any controlling jurisdiction renders any part of this agreement unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall nevertheless remain enforceable to the full extent, if any, allowed by controlling law. This agreement affects your legal rights, and you may wish to consult an attorney concerning this agreement.
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