Permission to Skate and Releases
No player is permitted to skate with another OWHA hockey association (including 'birthday skates') until April 19, 2023, unless their current association grants permission.
No "Release" or "Permission to Skate (PTS)" shall be executed until the Team Manager of the player's current team verifies that the player owes no funds to the team.
****PTS' will not be processed until April 13, 2023 Please do not email the Registrar; if you do, you will not receive a response due to the volume of other urgent responsibilities.
What is "Permission to Skate" (PTS) and when do I need one?
- Every player registered with an association cannot skate with the OWHA organization without approval from their current association.
- Permission to Skate is the form you complete if you want to try out for another OWHA association.
What is a "Release" and when do I need one?
- A release removes you from the CGHA.
- You are "assigned" to a new association in the OWHA database.
- No paper releases will be provided. When you sign with a new association, an automatic release will be generated in the registration system.
- The registrar will confirm the player does not have any outstanding obligations to their current team and will perform the electronic release.
What’s the process to obtain a PTS?
Follow one of the two instructions below:
- Download, print, and complete the OWHA Permission to Skate Form. Scan or email the form to the email address as instructed below.
- Downloard the PDF version of the OWHA Permission to Skate Form. Fill it out on your computer and save the form with a different file name. Email the form as an attachment to the email as instructed below.
Where do I send the completed forms?
Please email completed forms to [email protected] using the subject line structure "PTS-Current Team-Player Name."
The CGHA will keep the original and a signed copy, and a scanned copy will be sent to your email address. If you do not get a response within 72 hours, please re-submit to ensure that nothing is lost.
Make copies of the PTS and take one with you to every tryout at other associations; they will need a copy.