The Skating Association of Maine (SAM) provides opportunities for skaters of all ages to participate in a wide range of ice skating programs in the State of Maine. Our goal is to encourage and promote participation and instruction for our members. SAM's Learn to Skate, figure skating and hockey programs are designed to provide members of all abilities equal opportunity in accordance with the rules and regulations of each sport’s National Governing Body (NGB) that support our core values of integrity, sportsmanship and fair play.
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SAM is excited to share the availability of the 2021/22 season registration. An early registration discount of $50 is available for those registering prior to September 15, 2021, with fees paid in full.
SAM is excited to announce the ATOMS: Learn to Play Registration is now available and is FREE!! For those new to the sport of hockey, equipment rental is available for players at a cost of $125. Players will receive a voucher for the purchase of a helmet at the Kennebec Skate Shop and upon return of the equipment, $65 will be refunded. Players keep the helmet.
All players are required to register with USA Hockey in advance of registering. You can register players at the USA Hockey website.
SAM is looking for Tier IV team coaches and is excited to announce the Tier IV coaching application is now available. Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible so we can be prepared for the beginning of the 2021/2022 season.
As of today, May 27, 2021, the Skating Association of Maine will be rescinding its COVID-19 policy and will be aligning the program with guidelines set by its partner, the Camden National Bank Ice Vault. The changes listed below are following CDC guidelines and are for SAM members and their families, to include those participating in hockey or figure skating activities, on and off the ice:
The Ice Vault will continue with frequent cleaning and sanitizing for the safety and well-being of everyone who visits the Ice Vault.
SAM would like to encourage its members to continue washing their hands with soap and water regularly or sanitizing with alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Also, staying home when not feeling well or having been exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Although there is no longer a social distancing or face covering requirement, those who wish to continue with social distancing and mask wearing are welcomed to and it is recommended for those participating in large group activities.
SAM Board would like to extend a heart-felt ‘THANK YOU” to its members, their families, the hockey and figure skating steering committees, the Ice Vault, the Kennebec Skate Shop, and all others who took part in SAM activities for their support and patience with the continuously evolving that came their way as we navigated through the 14 months of difficult times. Without your patience and support, SAM would not have had such a successful ice hockey and figure skating season.
The USA Hockey Board of Directors has developed a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding the verbal abuse of officials and inappropriate spectator behavior. Verbal abuse of officials is the first step leading to physical abuse of officials. This Zero Tolerance Policy has been unanimously endorsed by the Youth, Junior, and Senior Councils, the District Referees-In-Chief, and the Coaching Education Program Directors for immediate implementation have unanimously endorsed this Zero Tolerance Policy. All SAM families and coaches received an email regarding zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviors. Should you have any further questions, please reach out to Derek Wing, Hockey Steering Committee Chair at email@example.com.