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Guidelines for all players and families 
 
These guidelines are meant to help maintain as safe an environment as possible during sessions. Players and parents/guardians must review and adhere to guidelines in this protocol. These guidelines may be updated at any time. Anyone violating these guidelines will be asked to leave the session. Players must be pre-registered for any session he or she is attending and all players and parents/guardians must sign the relevant waivers. If a player is not pre-registered for the session or the waiver is not signed, he or she will be turned away. Players and parents/guardians will not be allowed to register or sign the waiver at the rink. 
 
General Protocols: 
 
  • Any player or parent/guardian who has either tested positive for or knowingly has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days must not come.
 
  • Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, headache, fever, chills, muscle or body aches and/or sore throat must not come to the rink. See CDC guidelines for COVID-19 symptoms.
 
  • Parents/Guardians are required to check the temperature of any participant prior to any event.
 
  • If your player has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, they may not attend.
 
  • If your player is subject to a quarantine requirement, they may not attend.
 
  • Any player showing signs of illness will be asked to immediately leave the session.
 
  • Players should practice stated and customary measures for protection against infectious diseases. 
 
  • Players/families must comply with applicable federal, state and local guidelines with regard to COVID-19 (including quarantine requirements) and all protocols and guidelines designed to ensure safe play.
 
  • Currently, no more than 25 skaters are permitted to be on the ice at any given time (including players, goalies and coaches). (The number of skaters on the ice may increase depending on further guidance.)
 
  • Masks or face shields MUST be worn by all players, coaches and parents/guardians while in the building.
 
  • Players may remove masks to put their helmets on prior to taking the ice, but must put them back on after removing their helmet.
 
  • Players are requested to leave the arena promptly after leaving the ice - no social activities are to take place inside the arena.
 
  • Players must come to the rink fully dressed (including skates if possible).
 
  • Locker rooms at all will not be available.

 

  • No sharing of equipment (e.g., player forgets neck guard).
 
  • Each player will need to bring a water bottle labeled with their name - during on-ice activities, bottles should be spaced at least 6 feet apart along the boards.
 
  • For skaters 10 years old and younger, one parent/guardian may enter the rink with their child. You must wear a face mask at all times and stay exclusively with your child.
 
  • Parents/guardians are asked to leave the rink once the skaters have taken the ice.
 
  • Families/Players should maintain clean equipment.
 
 
On Ice Protocols: 
• No huddling 
• Players must socially distance on the benches 
• Players should not handle pucks on the ice 
• Coaches are required to remove any player immediately if they are showing any signs of illness or not following the guidelines 
 
Important Resources: 
• USA Hockey COVID-19 player safety: https://www.usahockey.com/playersafety 
 
• USA Hockey – Hockey Is Back: https://www.usahockey.com/welcomebackweek
 
• USA Hockey Return to the Rink: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/d8b1-2158869/Returning_to_the_RInks_05-05-2020_1_.pdf#_ga=2.57482217.2130062519.1599223517-1719985286.1599223517
 
 
 
Updated August 2020