"Did I stutter? All I said is he should skate. Something more than zero. Every parent can decide what that means for their kid and their family."
That's not really all you said. And the 1 inch comment is hysterical.
Ha ha.. so you think people should cancel their cable before having an issue with extra hockey costs? Take your own kid to public skate if you think it's so important instead of ripping on the coach for not organizing extra ice. And by the way... it's not always an issue of not having the money, it could be an issue of choosing to spend the money on something else, like cable, or a tutor, or private education or retirement. Some people have to make those choices, it sounds like you don't. Good for you. And quite frankly, my time is more important that money at this point. I'd rather not bring my son to an extra practice just so idiots like you think the coach is going the extra mile. Regular practice times should be enough. Find a shooting clinic or skating clinic or camp to spend your money on and leave the rest of the team out of it. Not sure why you need the coaches input for that, it sounds like you have it all figured out.
To the OP, I'm sure you knew before 9/4 your kid wasn't skating over the summer so what is the point in bringing it up now? If the agreement you signed back in April didn't spell out a preseason camp, etc., why did you sign it if you thought it so important? If you thought coach run practices were important in the summer, why didn't you ask the coach about it when he begged for your child to join his team? Hopefully you are getting my point. Now if you were promised all these things and didn't get them that's a different story but assuming you weren't, it's really on you.
Do your due diligence before you commit next time so that your expectations are aligned with the coaches/organizations realities. The best part of our current hockey landscape is their are lots of choices available to us parents that should allow us to find the right fit for our future GOAT's.
Sorry your kid didn't get any summer ice time