Please Open the University of Delaware Ice Arenas

Please Open the University of Delaware Ice Arenas

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Kris Berster started this petition to University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis and

The Delaware Jr. Blue Hens are a USA Hockey Tier II youth ice hockey club that plays out of the University of Delaware Ice Arenas located in Newark, DE. We are a member of the Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL) and we field travel teams from U8 to U18. Currently we have 150 registered kids from the ages of 4-18.

At 3pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, JBH was notified by University officials that the Health Protocol and Policy Committee, led by University of Delaware President, Dennis Assanis, had delayed the decision to reopen the ice arenas.  This notice came 3 days before our regular DVHL season was to start.  In this notice, JBH was not given any reason or rationale for why the Committee made this decision, there was no explanation offered and when asked for one, none was forthcoming. It is our belief that the University of Delaware's failure to open the rinks is going to have an impact on our players during a time when there is a mental health crisis in this country due to the enforced isolation as a result of the pandemic. The University is failing to consider our return to play plan and to fulfill it's community obligation to the families who rely on their facilities. 

We hope that our family, friends and especially the hockey community will support our request to open the ice arenas at the University of Delaware.

Please help our Jr. Blue Hens return home to their roost!  

 

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