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Cost Breakdown for Families
Submitted By Brad Reitzel on Sunday, November 15, 2020
Hello Members,  We wanted to take the time to provide you with information on how the costs are being calculated for each session of Belleville Minor Hockey’s programming. 

Hello Members, 

We wanted to take the time to provide you with information on how the costs are being calculated for each session of Belleville Minor Hockey’s programming. 

First of all, we would like to thank you all for continuing to choose Belleville Minor Hockey, even with all of the added layers of complexity this year, and the uncertainty around whether or not we will be able to complete each session. 

The following is a breakdown of costs, and one important thing for families to realize is that we have to “project” some of the costs, as we don’t know from one session to the next, how many players we will have during each session to divide our fixed costs over. 

Each player that set foot on the ice had to pay a $50 for insurance and OMHA affiliation fee, and the association overhead fee $42.50 for administrative costs (Phones, salary, bank fees, amortizations, etc…). We also billed $40 for the house league jerseys and tryout jerseys that were ordered, and processed prior to the COVID shut down. We would not have survived as an organization if those financial obligations were not taken care of and immediately passed on to the membership.  

We have projected the ice costs over 15 players per ice session, even though we have 20 players on average on the ice. We divided it out over 20 players for session 1 and we lost money as an organization.

We pay $185 per hour for ice time, which works out to $12.33/player for each ice session. (based on 15 skaters)

We are also still required to have certified coaches and trainers. Anyone who was not up to date, was required to complete these courses at an expense. It would not have been fair to expect coaches who are volunteering, and already being asked to do a lot, to pay for their own certifications. This amount was billed in session 2 with the association overhead costs and is currently being dispersed. It will not be billed again in session 3. This year, given that we are allowed fewer players on each roster, we require more coaches and trainers.

Session 3 will see us only billing for ice time, and the overhead costs will be lower than the first two sessions. We will reevaluate everything when we get to session 4 and 5.

We ask parents to please understand that this is not a traditional year, and things are very different financially. Please see below for cost breakdowns per division, please also keep in mind that Tier 2 players would normally receive 34 ice times, with their jerseys for $650, and ice costs would be divided over 34 players, instead of 15.

Tier 1 players would have paid $125 for their tryout ice and jersey, as well as $350 in association overhead and insurance before their programming would have even started.

These numbers are something we are trying to be cognizant of as we continue to plan and keep hockey affordable for all.


Session 1 Cost- Tier 1


$50 OMHA Insurance/Affiliation Fee

$42.50 Association Overhead Costs

$40 Jersey Fee (2 tryout/practice jerseys)

$37.50- Ice Costs ($185/over 20 players x 4 ice)

Session 1 Cost- Tier 2


$50 OMHA Insurance/Affiliation Fee

$42.50 Association Overhead Costs

$40 Jersey Fee (1 house league jersey)

$37.50-Ice Costs ($185/over 20 players x 4 ice)

Session 2 Cost- Tier 1


$42.50 Association Overhead (Inc. Coach Dev.)

123.50 Ice Cost (1 x 1.5hr/wk. + 1 x 1hr/wk.)

Session 2 Cost- Tier 2


$42.50- Association Overhead (Inc. Coach Dev.)

$98- Ice Cost (2 x 1hr/wk.)

Session 3 Cost- Tier 1


$123.50- Ice Costs (1 x 1.5hr/wk. + 1 x 1hr/wk.)

$21.50- Association Overhead

Session 3 Cost- Tier 2


$98- Ice Cost (2 x 1hr./wk.)

$21.50- Association Overhead

IP- Preschool/U5/U6 Session 1 Cost-



$42.50- Association Overhead Cost

$37- Ice cost (1 x 1hr./wk.; 20 players)

$50- OMHA Insurance and Affiliation Fees

$40- Jersey Fee


IP-Preschool/U5/U6 Session 2 Cost-


$42.50- Association Overhead Cost

$50- Ice cost (1 x 1hr./wk. 15 players)

IP- Preschool/U5/U6 Session 3 Cost-


$20- Associaition Overhead Cost

$50- Ice cost (1x1hr.wk. 15 players)

Session 4 Cost

These costs will be calculated after session three has begun and we have a clearer picture of how many players continued to play.  Depending on where we stand after session 4, there could be a session 5 and even 6 if the situation allows for it.

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