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Letter to families

Dear Berkshire Rattlers families,

Thank you for your continued support of our organization. We appreciate you registering with us this year!


As we prepare for the opening of the 2021-22 hockey season, we were just made aware of some Covid protocol changes that may impact some of our families. Please understand that these changes are new. They reflect the current COVID landscape, the continued need to ensure the safest and healthiest Berkshire School community, and they will continue to evolve based on the direction of the pandemic. 


The updated expectations and protocols are as follows:


  • Berkshire School is a vaccinated school; therefore, we encourage any parent and eligible player (12 years or older) of the Berkshire Rattlers community to be fully vaccinated. 

  • Visitors will also be required to wear a mask inside the rink; the only exception is when a child is playing hockey. It is worth noting that the State of Connecticut now requires all children playing hockey to wear a mask on the ice. 

  • There will be limits to which areas of the rink facility we can access for the time being. 


While we acknowledge that this is not what you expected when you registered, we see this as an opportunity to foster the safest and healthiest possible youth hockey environment. Using the fantastic facility at Berkshire School is a privilege, and we must adhere to and respect the school’s decisions and policies at all times.


We understand that many families may be feeling frustrated by the timing of this announcement. If these changes impact your decision to skate with us, we are happy to issue you a full refund. Please contact Rick Methe: Rmethe@gmail.com. If you were waiting to hear more about our protocols before completing registration, please remember to register by 9/15 to avoid late fees and ensure that we are able to order and obtain jerseys in time for the start of the season.


The Rattlers want to continue to support our skaters and community. We are still planning to hold our equipment swap, participate in a joint house league with the Berkshire Bruins, and start skating in October!


Thank you for your understanding, and please reach out with questions and concerns.


The Berkshire Rattlers Board




by posted 09/12/2021
Amazon Smile Fundraising

Help raise money for the Berkshire Rattlers through your normal Amazon.com shopping!!

Log on to: www.smile.amazon.com

Anytime you shop at Amazon.com you can support the Berkshire Rattlers at no extra cost! Simply choose "Berkshire Youth Hockey Inc" as your Amazon Smile Charity, and they will take care of the rest.


Just remember to always shop using the Amazon Smile site (smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com).


It is easy to register or to change your current charity:

If you do not have a charity, use this link and every time you shop go to www.Smile.Amazon.com

If you need to change your current charity:

1) Sign into www.smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser

2) From your desktop browser, go to your account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

3) Select your new charitable organization to support. You must type in our full name "Berkshire Youth Hockey Inc".

by Berkshire Rattlers Board posted 10/02/2018
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